One local resident fulfilled her dream of being published recently. Carmen Souchet from Shepperton writes under the pen name Molly Clifford-Nixon. She has been writing for years and attends the Studio Writers group at the Riverside Arts Centre in Sunbury.
Shepperton Matters Articles
Although she was born in Watford where she spent most of her early life, she moved to Shepperton during the war. She had two young children and a stepson of eight years old but worked in the local Sound City (now Shepperton Studios).
The River Thames forms a large part of the Spelthorne Borough boundary. Although this provides a pleasant environment to live and pursue leisure interests in, the downside is that the risk of flooding has always been with us.
The Metropolitan Water Board was formed in 1902 to improve the supply of water to the rapidly expanding capital, and quickly commenced a programme to vastly increase unfiltered water storage capacity.
Last year at the Spelthorne in Bloom awards I listened to the High Sherriff talking about the power of bringing… Read more »
Many of us choose to live by the river for the beauty, nature and access to the water. I am… Read more »
An international Badminton name, a yacht designer, a film studio director, an Olympic gold medallist and a business entrepreneur: What do they all have in common? They all attended Halliford School.
The thick, cold fog did not seem to dampen anyone’s spirits on 11/12/13. Big Tree Night was a great success.
There is no doubt at all that without the efforts of locals, and the Spelthorne in Bloom committee our villages… Read more »
The Rose Acre Rose Nursery once occupied a large area off the Laleham Road in Shepperton, between Sheepwalk and Fairview Drive.
Dropping off Shepperton Matters around the village recently, I popped in to Haywoods Glazing and had a chat. I didn’t realise what a chemistry lesson it would be!
We came out of the lift on the second floor and were shown into a spectacular glass fronted restaurant and… Read more »
I visited the National Gallery today, sounds crazy but it was the first time I had been. I found it a bit overwhelming at first, but wandered around and enjoyed it at random, taking it in and enjoying whatever came my way.
A change of locomotive at the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway has seen Thomas Wicksteed leave the Kempton Steam Museum in early September.
In his book ‘The History of Our Village’, published in 1867, William Schaw Lindsay, Lord of the Manor of Shepperton… Read more »
The railway had come to Shepperton in 1864, but by the time of this photo in 1928 it had been converted to run electric trains for 12 years.
Ron Colnbrook contacted me some time ago asking if I would like to have a copy of his memoirs. As… Read more »
The first part of the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway – the Hanworth Loop – is now operating every Sunday… Read more »
It is a sad fact that dementia is affecting a growing proportion of the population. It may be that you… Read more »
On Thursday 11th July, my wife Sue and I were privileged to be invited to the completion ceremony for the… Read more »
At this time, the High Street was actually called Highfield Road – it wasn’t renamed until 1939. In the middle… Read more »