Shepperton’s Islands

The Thames is unique in this country in having a series of inhabited islands. There are several in the Shepperton area. Travelling downstream, the first is Pharoah’s Island.

Desborough Sailing Club

If you are looking for a sailing club not too far away, which sails a variety of dinghies, has competitive races, but is not too ‘competitive’, and in and has an active, lively and inexpensive ‘social’ side, then you need look no further than the Desborough Sailing Club, Ferry Lane Shepperton.

The Shepperton Train Crash

Shepperton was laid out as a ‘through’ station rather than a terminus, no train was to go further towards Chertsey. Until that is, the 21st April 1982, when an electric Class 508 unit made a valiant attempt to do just that!

Let the Family Sort It

Newboulds & Co are a small family run independent lettings agents set up by Sister & Brother Leah Newbould and Barry Fogg. We have over 20 years of Agency experience between us in Sales and Lettings.

The Changing Face of Shepperton

As I write this article, a new sheltered housing development is taking shape at the top of Shepperton High Street, on the site of the old Crossroads pub.

The Urban Dance School

The ultimate in cool and modern dance these days is surely the energetic modern dance called urban or street dancing. We have all seen it emerge on TV and on music videos, a kind of blend of free running and dance.

The Season of Good Will is not Just for Christmas!

This festive period is indeed described as the season of Good Will. It is not always the case, but thankfully there is evidence of it being alive and well in communities and particularly in times of need.

Greeno Centre

For many in Shepperton and the surrounding area, The Greeno Centre at the end of Glebeland Gardens is a life line. The Greeno offers a multitude of services to the the Aged and to various high need individuals.

Hirsute’s You Sir!

One of our more colourful residents in Shepperton is surely Rod Littlewood. Jovial, he has a thing about feet…oh, and… Read more »

Chip off the Old Block

Earlier this year I was most interested to meet local Shepperton sculptor, Stephen Kettle, whose work is featured on this months’ front cover. He was speaking at a networking event and I was intrigued to see his original method of creating art out of tiny chips of slate.

A Hair Raising Visit to Shepperton!

In last month’s issue, I told the story about Archie Andrews and the new wig for his “double” which was being made by the Shepperton Wig Company. I was fascinated to learn more about this unusual business, so was invited back to find out all about the company.

A Week in the Life of the Village Card

Have you got yours yet? 500 people in Shepperton have got theirs and are making savings galore in Sunbury & Shepperton. It only costs £10. Take a look at how a week in the life of a Village Card might look:

Educating Archie – and his new wig!

I grew up in a house without a TV, simply unimaginable for the young of today but it was the norm at one time. Radio was king and an evening of entertainment. Today it may be Britain’s Got Talent, in the 1950’s one of the favourites was Educating Archie.