By Nick Pollard

This month sees our local traders put on events in both Sunbury and Shepperton celebrating Christmas. Sunbury Christmas Market on the 13th and Big Tree Night in Shepperton on the 14th, are a reminder of how shops are, despite the internet, still at the heart of our communities. In days gone by of course, shopping locally was the only option for most, and a host of independent traders catered to local needs.

Here are a few examples from the files of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society:

The next meeting of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society will be at 8pm on Tues. January 15th at Halliford School, when the subject will be ‘Surrey on Film 1914-53’.