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.

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.