For many years before the coming of the railway to our area in the mid nineteenth century, the main way of moving around bulky goods was by river.
Shepperton Matters Articles
This year started badly with a large chunk of my winter spent in rehab after a long spell of illness and injures that put me a long way behind my competition
Centenary celebrations for the national Women’s Institute in September 2015 attracted widespread media coverage. Some readers may also know of the Middlesex Federation of Women’s Institute’s 75th Anniversary publication entitled Middlesex: Within Living Memory, a collection of members’ life experiences published in 1996
You may know him, and if you like good quality fish at good prices you really should visit him on Wednesdays, as do I and an increasingly large coterie of loyal repeat customers.
It may sound like a bizarre wish, but when I was a child I wanted to go to school at St Trinian’s. It looked like such fun. Well, recently I fulfilled my childhood ambition.
There are several business celebrating milestones in Lower Sunbury and who deserve congratulations.
Sunbury is a destination on many a foreign visitors travel plans. Yes, really!
A chapter in the history of Sunbury’s riverside ended recently, with the closure of the long-established boatyard of George Wilson & Sons.
Congratulations to the Sunbury & Shepperton Rotary Club for a great achievement at the Hampton Court Flower Show. Not only did they make it through the hottest week of the year, setting up, manning the stand and then taking all apart again.
Most of us take for granted our mobility. The summer months have seen us enjoying the sunshine, out on bicycles, walking or messing about on the river. But for those in our community who lack the mobility to enable them to enjoy that freedom, Spelthorne now has a wonderful new addition – a community boat.
Hopefully you will have already visited Spelthorne Museum in Staines, but if not you are missing a treat! Next time you are in Staines, ome and find us, just through Staines library.
As many of you will know from my last article, June saw several commemorations locally of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta. My experience of the celebrations began on the evening of Friday 12th, with a reception at Bisham Abbey for Charter Bearers who had been nominated to carry a copy of Magna Carta in the River Relay from Hurley to Runnymede over the weekend.
As I write this article, the old Ship Hotel, (more recently called Harrison’s) is being demolished to make way for a block of flats. It’s a sad end for another of our old hostelries, in this case dating back at least 300 years.
Continuing the theme of celebrating Shepperton through Art, Peggy Pickering’s Shepperton Artists came up trumps with their studies of High Street shops familiar to us all.
Stephen Morris, Chairman of 1st Shepperton (St Nicholas) Scout Group sounds a warning bell about the future of scouting in Shepperton ‘Can you imagine a world without Scouting?’
As a long term Hamhaugh Island resident, Marianne “Ruby” Price, has just celebrated her 100th birthday we have been hearing tales about her life in a different era. It was a life of glitz and glamour on the stage, travelling the world and performing with the stars.
I was so interested to read the story in Shepperton Matters some months back about the lady who has lived in Shepperton for many years. As I turned 80 last year, it encouraged me to write down a few of my memories while I am still able to remember a lot of it!
Last year I went to the Goodwood Revival. It was like stepping back in time. It was not just the classic cars that gave it the nostalgic spirit, it was the spectators.
This fascinating 1930s postcard of the Church Square area shows how much has changed in the intervening 80 years or so.
This old photograph, dating from the early 1900s, shows Newman’s Post Office and stores, which was situated at the bottom end of Shepperton High Street (the site is now Lordsbridge House).
I wonder how many youngsters today are considering a career as a violin bow maker. But when the youth employment people came to visit his school, this was an option put to local resident Brian Alvey.