We are blessed in Shepperton to be close to water in any direction we turn. But we don’t always know how to make the most of it. So here are a few thoughts.
The latest from Sunbury, Shepperton, Molesey & Walton Matters
This month sees a new Mayor for Spelthorne. Councillor Mary Madams will be inaugurated at the council offices in front of fellow councillors and VIP’s. So we went to meet her for a chat and to find out what her mayoral year will hold.
Now in it’s 5th year the popular Walton-on-Thames Beer, Wine & live Music Festival is an annual summer event hosted at the picturesque Walton-on-Thames Cricket Club. A hidden gem of Walton located close to the town centre just behind Homebase.
75 years ago, on the 6 June, 1944, the largest seaborne invasion force in history set sail for France on a mission to liberate Europe.
Or “Boules pitch” to you and me! The official opening of the Hurst Park Petanque Terrain was on Sunday, 31st March at the specially constructed pitch on Hurst riverside, just south of the Sadlers Ride car park.
Real Tennis, aka “The Sport of Kings”, was the original racquet sport and precursor to the modern game. Its popularity grew quickly among the French nobility.
The Crown Hotel stood on the corner of Church Street and High Street at the heart of Walton’s old commercial centre.
Sunbury Open Gardens is an annual fixture in village life. It has been running since 2003, originally an idea for… Read more »
This year is Sunbury Victory Regatta 100 marking the 100th Anniversary of the 1919 ‘Victory Regatta’ which celebrated the end of WW1.
This month St Ignatius Church on Green Street in Sunbury will be celebrating 150 years since its opening in May 1869.
With the completion of its conversion into two cottages, the latest chapter in the story of the former Rose and Crown pub has been written.
Albert Victor Grayson was an English socialist politician of the early 20th century. A Member of Parliament from 1907 to 1910, he is most notable for his sensational by-election victory at Colne Valley in 1907, and for his unexplained disappearance in 1920.
Frederick Louise, son of George II, the Prince of Wales played the first ever recorded game of baseball more than 250 years ago – right here in Walton-on-Thames!
The White Hart once occupied what is now 23-27 Church Street and there was an inn there as far back as at least the 1660s.
There’s a packed programme of events for the whole community over the May Bank Holiday weekend at Walton’s Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre…
Orchard Meadow is the centre of village life in Lower Sunbury. On foggy winter mornings, it is home to a handful of geese and a group of exercise enthusiasts. In spring, children start to animate the wooden playground on its edge.
Cows were introduced by Spelthorne Council into Sunbury Park in Sept 2015. Since then, each year, they have been a feature of the park from April to September.
Charlotte’s Chickens were winners of the Best Independent Business award at the inaugural Spelthorne Business Awards last autumn. Having been at the event and seen them win, we went along to meet Sarah and Paul New who run the family business to hear more about the joys of owning a chicken.
For those of you who are not aware, following their initial application in 2012, CEMEX have presented revised plans for gravel extraction at Watersplash Farm which are due to be presented to the Surrey County Council Planning Committee either in April or May this year.
The Hygiene Bank is a national, registered charity and has launched in Sunbury-on-Thames to help alleviate some of the impacts of poverty in and around the local area.