Everyone Has a Book in Them…

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.

An Old Sheppertonian – Harriet Lilian Palmer

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).

Floods Past and Present

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.

History of the Queen Mary Reservoir

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.

Where are they now? A look at some Halliford Alumni

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.

Shepperton Kept it Local

The thick, cold fog did not seem to dampen anyone’s spirits on 11/12/13. Big Tree Night was a great success.

The Rose Acre Nursery, Shepperton

The Rose Acre Rose Nursery once occupied a large area off the Laleham Road in Shepperton, between Sheepwalk and Fairview Drive.

The Art of Stained Glass Shepperton

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!

Visit to the National Gallery

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.

All Change as Ladies Ride the Footplate

A change of locomotive at the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway has seen Thomas Wicksteed leave the Kempton Steam Museum in early September.

Shepperton Station in 1928

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.