- Walton Bridge through History
- Networking for Lower Sunbury Small Businesses
- An Angel for our Times – David Light exhibits at the Walled Garden
- Buddy Brilliant – a review of Buddy Whittington in Concent in Sunbury
- Weird but Wonderful – an introduction to Kineseology
- Second Income? New Career? – some ideas for small businesses
- Kempton Goes Loco for Steam
In this month’s issue we talk over development in Lower Sunbury, lamenting the potential loss of green belt land. We hear about funding for community projects from the Heathrow Community Fund and we meet Sunbury’s own chocolatier, CocoaCraft and spend an afternoon getting messy with chocolate!
There is plenty to get your teeth into in this issue. With news of Kempton Park’s threatened demolition and the building of a small village on the site, we report on the threat to our green spaces from developers and lament the strain in infrastructure and services.
In this issue we revisit Christmas past through history. We also have a chat with the High Sheriff of Surrey, none other than Dick Whittington (well Richard Whittington to be fair, but related to the Dick Whittington of tales of old). Brewing Heritage is still being kept alive in Spelthorne.
This month we hear of a Victoria Cross holder who lived in Sunbury. We also meet a local girl, Emily Varney, who wants to teach the world to sing and we learn about the Re-store food bank programme.
We look at several issues concerning planning and changes which will affect our village including the threat to the 555/557 bus service and the dangers posed by swimming in the Thames. We also look at the talent in Sunbury, with a visit to the band that won Has Sunbury Got Talent.
This month we hear from the man who ran The Listeners, a series of concerts from (future) world class musicians in his own home, put on for the visually impaired. Alan Gifford ran the project for some 20 years bringing happiness to so many. We also hear about the 40th anniversary of the Spelthorne Natural History Society and take a look at Open House London attractions not too far from home.
We take a look at the 10th anniversary exhibition of the Embroidery Gallery in Lower Sunbury, looking back to the initial idea for the millennium project through to the design of the gallery and finally the royal opening. We also visit RHS Hampton Court Flower Show and congratulate Squires on 80 years in business and the 80th birthday of Chairman Colin Squire.
This month we celebrate creativity and achievement as well as look at some of the blights on our community in the form of torturous construction. We meet Aylis Mae. This is the stage name of Lucy Watkins, a talented Thamesmead student who has just released her first music video. We also meet Ena Perrot who celebrated her 100th birthday.
In this months issue we look back to a summer unlike this one, where bombs were falling on our area. We should be thankful for peace! We also discover links to the past through some postcards sent during the first world war to a cottage in Shepperton that was moved not once, but twice. We share some of the images from the lovely events to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday with you here too.
In this issue we try to piece together the past again, looking at a boat called the Jane Scott depicted in one of the Sunbury Embroidery panels at the Walled Garden. Why was this boat chosen? Does it still exist? We meet the grand daughter of the man who built it to find out more. We also visit an exhibition showing Heathrow ‘firsts’, at Spelthorne Museum.