Walton Matters is the only dedicated community magazine for Walton on Thames, serving the KT12 postcode, launched in September 2018.
The magazine, like the Sunbury, Shepperton and Molesey editions before it, is an essential part of community life, connecting local people with local trades and businesses. We would all ideally like to use a local builder, roofer, electrician, shop in local shops, and enjoy a meal or drink on one of our local bars or restaurants. If you want to advertise your services to the people of Walton look no further.
Walton Matters is run independently. It is advertising funded. Advertising costs are set at such a level as to be affordable to large and small businesses alike. For advertising in the KT12 postcode area, Walton Matters should be the first stop.
As well as advertising, Walton Matters carries relevant local editorial features, community news and notices as well as recipes, puzzles, and updates from WOTTA ( Walton on Thames Trading Association) and our local MP and others.
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Issue 4 - December 2018
In this month’s issue we celebrate the birthday of the first Christmas Card, we also have an update from the ‘Reclaim our Riverbank’ campaign.
John Callcott Horsley, (January 29, 1817 – October 18, 1903, ) was a British narrative painter best known as the designer of the first Christmas card. Created in 1843 for Callcott’s friend Sir Henry Cole.
As many of you know there has been a lot of debate about feeding swans and other waterfowl bread Recently, The Queen’s Swan Marker, David Barber, MVO, endorsed by Professor Christopher Perrins of the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology at Oxford University, gave this statement.
This postcard, dating from just after the Second World War, looks north along Walton High Street, with the Odeon cinema on the right, and the library with its distinctive conical-roofed tower, on the left.
In the week that Debenhams announces closures I took a walk to my local shops in Walton Road, East Molesey. These shops largely survived the crash of 2008 but ten years on and a number of them are deciding its time to pack up and go.
Molesey Matters have always been a big supporter of the Molesey WI. They do fantastic work for the community, and last month I sat down and enjoyed coffee with their President, Miranda Ingold, to hear of their latest project.
At the outbreak of the First World War, Mount Felix house, a mid-19th century Italianate mansion overlooking the Thames by Walton Bridge, was requisitioned by the War Office for the billeting of troops.
Having read your recent article in the Molesey Matters magazine I thought you could mention the next stage to the solution. Recently, whilst on a cruise down the Thames with the MTYC, I noticed several large construction sites along the river bank in London When I enquired what they were it seems that this is the upgrade to the sewer system, the scale of which is astounding.
Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874-October 20, 1964), mining engineer, humanitarian, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and 31st President of the United States, was the son of Jesse Hoover, a blacksmith, and Hulda Minthorn Hoover, a seamstress and recorded minister in the Society of Friends (Quakers).
Up until the end of the 19th Century and into the early years of the 20th, Walton was surrounded by several country estates including Ashley Park, Mount Felix and Apps Court. Of these, the closest to the town centre was Ashley Park, about 450 acres of land stretching south of the town, centred round an early Jacobean mansion built in the Tudor style.
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