A selection of the latest articles from Molesey Matters.

Harry, Leslie and a Piece of Molesey History

Roberts Radio has been producing radios for over 80 years. Initially, the company only traded in the United Kingdom, but now exports worldwide. The company was initially based in central London, near Oxford Circus and then at Rathbone Place, but moved to East Molesey in 1941.

The Knox Brothers and Molesey

Last year Molesey Matters featured a certain gentleman called James Jenkinson Knox. The son of a Dr John Knox of Bakewell Derbyshire, he also had a brother, John Edmund Knox. Lots of Johns I know! Stick with me.

The Bridges of Hampton Court

Ferries were in operation crossing the Thames prior to the building of the first bridge. They were particularly important because of the increase in river and highway traffic after Henry V111 took over the palace.

Molesey’s Capability Brown

The gardens of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown have come to characterise the landscape of the English country estate.

The Signing of The Magna Carta 15th June 1215

Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter” on the 15 June in 1215. The document, essentially a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteed that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation’s laws.

Birdwatching and Cow Common

It is said that Bird Watching is very good for your mental health, not to mention getting fresh air and exercise. A recent Radio 4 programme said that it enables us to forget the troubles of the day and just enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Cow Common is the perfect place to enjoy Bird Watching.

The Signing of The Magna Carta 15th June 1215

Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter” on the 15 June in 1215. The document, essentially a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteed that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation’s laws.

The First Henley Regatta

Our own Molesey Regatta this year takes place over the weekend of July 21st and 22nd. Place a note in the diary, it’s a fantastic event.!

Molesey Art Society

For nearly sixty years the Molesey Art Society has been the focus for artistic endeavour in the local area – indeed, they celebrate their diamond jubilee in 2019. The Society recently held their annual spring exhibition at St Alban’s Primary School in Beaulieu Road – an opportunity for visitors to see the work of many local artists.

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Issue 23

In this month’s issue we hear of the pioneers who started Roberts Radio in Molesey. We learn of the Knox brothers. Both significant contributors to Molesey life. A new page is dedicated to those of us in the community who go out of our way to help others.

Issue 22

In this month’s issue we hear about the Hampton Court Bridges from Molesey Matters reader John Taylor, learn about Capability Brown’s exploits in the area, and delve into the history of the House of Compassion in Thames Ditton.

Issue 21

Well last month we had the royal wedding, this month it’s Molesey Carnival time! The update is on Page 27. For me this year, I am looking forward to the pig racing! Sounds hilarious.

Issue 20

We have an update from the Molesey Art Society following their Spring Fair and as the Carnival edges closer we learn of all the plans. The Molesey Bake Off, supported by the Miss Polly Café on Walton Road sounds fantastic.

Issue 19

The only dedicated local community magazine for both East and West Molesey

Issue 17

Molesey Matters February 2018

Issue 16

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic break, and are ready for all that another year entails. The Winter Wander and Magical Molesey were brilliant successes, and a massive congratulations to all that were involved. What a great place to live.

Issue 15

In this month’s issue we look at the rise of a true star, Molesey resident Petula Clark. The history of the Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol is also featured ,and we hear about the “Tanners Bridge” painting that hangs in the Molesey library. We also learn of some of the weird and wacky Christmas traditions from around the world.

Issue 14

The clocks have gone forward and we are hurtling towards Christmas. Don’t forget to put in your diaries the Bridge Road Winter Wander on 1st Dec and Magical Molesey in Walton Road on 6th Dec.

Issue 13

Welcome to the first issue of our second year together. Summer has gone and now Autumn is here. Fittingly the front cover photo, taken by my wife, is a sight that we all will be seeing a lot of over the coming months.

Issue 12

Molesey Lock Where there is muck there’s is money The Value of Dredging/Treasures of the Thames Memories of Molesey School… Read more »