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.
Shepperton Matters Articles
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 »
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.
Sunbury & Shepperton Matters was recently invited to sample the fayre of the Warren Lodge in Church Square, old Shepperton…. Read more »
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.
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!
Many well known people have made their homes in Shepperton over the years. Perhaps because of the proximity of Shepperton… Read more »
On February 19th our Mayor Robin Sider will be formally opening a memorial to Shepperton Life as depicted by Shepperton… Read more »
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.
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.
Buba London, run by local couple Euan McDonald and Lesley Silwood, specialises in hand crafted, be-jewelled bags, jewellery and home ware.
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.
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.
It was a sunny autumn day when I went to meet Mayor of Spelthorne, Robin Sider at his home in… Read more »