The Big Clean up continues in Sunbury, with the lovely Sunbury Flood Volunteers out in force, doing their bit to get us all back on our feet. We meet a few of them and reflect on the aftermath. If you use Sunbury Park then take a look at the piece on the impact the arrival of cows might have on you. this is not all about dogs! Another couple of history stories from locals. Brenda Horwill is trying to trace anyone who might have known called Black Ruhtra, or her uncle Arthur who owned it in the 1950’s. Lynda Kiss follows up her story on the River Gardens Estate.
In this months magazine we take a look at the beautiful old house that used to stand opposite Rivermead Island. We hear about a new ladies wear hire business in Sunbury, review a stunning concert at St Mary’s Church and celebrate MBE Lynn Stanier.
In this months magazine we meet an inspiring young man who has set the Guinness World Record for the most countries visited by bike in 7 days. We also read about plotlands, the subdivision on land which created affordable riverside dwellings in the beginning of the 20th century and we carry a tribute to the late Ian Dow who did so much for the Riverside Youth Theatre in Sunbury.
In this months issue we discover that Sunbury had its own film star back in the early 20th century. Alma Taylor was a huge name at neighbouring Hepworth Studios. Back to current times with a bump, we look at the new parking rules at Sunbury Cross which are leaving many with huge fines to contend with, discuss dredging with the Environment Agency and find out what next steps can be taken in the fight to restore Hanworth Park House.
We look back to the days when the Thames froze over, appeal for the saving of Hanworth Park House and have a chat with the Chief Constable of Surrey about antisocial behaviour.
This month we continue with good news stories as well as updates on the not so good news from the village. We look also at weird and wonderful Christmas traditions, have a chat with the Bishop of Kensington about what Christmas means to him and of course update you on the Sunbury Christmas House.
There is a lot in this month’s issue relating to the challenges in our community – burglaries, antisocial behaviour, boat scuttling and thefts. So we want to spread some good news stories too.
In this month’s issue we feature a magnificent stag on the front cover as the rutting season gets under way. We look at community leaf clearing efforts, meet 3AM a local band and attend a wedding show with preloved dresses on the catwalk.
In this biggest ever issue of Sunbury Matters we take a look at questions to think about when selecting a school, we visit Brooklands Museum, hear about conservation at St Mary’s and consider what makes ‘Hygge’, that cosy feeling you get from being curled up in front of a fire, and find out that there are lots of Welsh in our little community.
We reflect on the visit to Sunbury of the Queen’s row barge, Gloriana, crewed by the Sunbury Skiff Club. The front cover sets the scene. We also introduce you to the local hedgehog sanctuary – did you know there was one? We also welcome to Sunbury the fabulous Spelthorne Gymnastics and give you an overview of the forthcoming Sunbury regatta.
We take a look at local events such as the recent Sunbury Open Gardens, congratulate a local MBE winner, celebrate 300 years of water music and consider a teaching career with training at Thamesmead school