Most people have heard about white vinegar’s cleaning properties, and whilst it makes a great cleaner in certain circumstances it is not a go-to for all cleaning situations and surfaces – but it can do so much more than just clean!
The latest from Sunbury, Shepperton, Molesey & Walton Matters
About a month ago we held our annual soup lunch to raise funds for these two worthwhile local charities. Homemade soup and homemade cakes were on offer and Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP gave a talk in support of charities, and there was singing from our children’s choir ‘Aloud’ and Hanworth Community choir.
Now is your chance to show off your skills in photography. Two local competitions are launching so get your best shots out and get ready to take part.
Beauty really is more than skin deep as we found out recently on a visit to the new beauty clinic in Lower Sunbury. The Practice Beauty Clinic is on Thames Street and is the brainchild of Sunbury resident and local GP Dr Saba Khan.
In this view of Cemetery Lane (now called Forge Lane), off Green Street Sunbury, a horse can be seen halfway down the narrow road. It’s no doubt being shoed at the blacksmith’s forge, which had been run by the Swabeys, father and son, for over 100 years.
In January 2020 Monica Chard, Founder and Publisher of the Village Matters magazines, was interviewed on Brooklands Radio. This followed the award for Best Business in Sunbury and runner up Best Business in Spelthorne in Autumn 2019.
I met Noel Franklin-Taylor just over a year ago. We were both being presented with Pride of Spelthorne certificates. But I already knew of him. Many of you in Shepperton would.
Those of you who are keen readers of Shepperton Matters will have noticed that we made an appearance at Big Tree Night last month.
There was standing room only at the public meeting relating to the proposed development of the Stratton Road fields. Known locally as the horse fields, or less poetically, as site 32-o.
In the quest to reduce plastic, we were thrilled to hear about a local initiative called Boomerang Bags which has taken off in some local areas, but which has huge scope to spread.
Yes really. Sunbury has its own cinema. Not your regular sort of cinema, but a special one!
This postcard, dating from the 1930s, shows the River Thames in the area of Shepperton Lock, looking north east. It must date from after 1935, as the Desborough Cut which was opened in that year can be seen at top right.
At the Spelthorne Business Awards at the end of last year, the Healthy Business award was won by Sunbury based Harfield Dance Studios. It capped a special year for the company, which has just celebrated 35 years in business.
Just around the corner from Shepperton Studios is the beautiful church of St Mary Magdalene, Littleton. It was founded in… Read more »
St Paul’s in Sunbury have just had a major win in the sporting calendar, snatching the crown in the national AASE rugby finals and a player who stood out was Callum Hennessey son of proud mum Kerry of Quality Fruit!
Shepperton’s Green Goddess, Diana Moran had quite a month at the end of last year. She received not one, but two major awards for her work, both presented the same week!
It may surprise readers to learn that the Spelthorne area was home to several automobile makers between the wars, including Lagonda, Tamplin and Atalanta at Staines, and Lammas at Sunbury.
We have carried several articles about the Community foodbank at St Saviours over the 3 years since it started. But it is only recently that I went to see for myself what an incredible asset this is to the community.
On behalf of the Friends of Sunbury Park, a really big thank you to everybody that turned out to help recently at the bramble bash and mulch laying. We had a fantastic group of people of all ages and, after splitting into two groups managed to achieve all the aims we wanted to achieve.
We have run the story of the tenacious 9 year old Rosie Gurney the past month and in this issue. She wants to be able to walk to school and not have her mother unnecessarily drive her and create more pollution.