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This year is Sunbury Victory Regatta 100 marking the 100th Anniversary of the 1919 ‘Victory Regatta’ which celebrated the end of WW1.
This month St Ignatius Church on Green Street in Sunbury will be celebrating 150 years since its opening in May 1869.
With the completion of its conversion into two cottages, the latest chapter in the story of the former Rose and Crown pub has been written.
Orchard Meadow is the centre of village life in Lower Sunbury. On foggy winter mornings, it is home to a handful of geese and a group of exercise enthusiasts. In spring, children start to animate the wooden playground on its edge.
Cows were introduced by Spelthorne Council into Sunbury Park in Sept 2015. Since then, each year, they have been a feature of the park from April to September.
Charlotte’s Chickens were winners of the Best Independent Business award at the inaugural Spelthorne Business Awards last autumn. Having been at the event and seen them win, we went along to meet Sarah and Paul New who run the family business to hear more about the joys of owning a chicken.
The Hygiene Bank is a national, registered charity and has launched in Sunbury-on-Thames to help alleviate some of the impacts of poverty in and around the local area.
This fascinating photo of the Railway Arms, Green Street, Sunbury, was taken between 1905 and 1907, when Henry Farr was the licensee of the pub. A brewer’s dray, drawn by a couple of draught horses who seem to be enjoying a well-earned nosebag, is seen delivering to the pub, surrounded by a crowd of onlookers.
Sunbury was honoured to receive another royal visit recently. Princess Alexandra visited the Walled Garden to see the Sunbury Millenium Embroidery while she was in the area also visiting the Swan Sanctuary.
The 50th anniversary of the Sunbury Probus Club was a special evening with some high ranking VIPs in attendance. The Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Jean Pinkerton was joined on the top table by MP Kwasi Kwarteng and the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux who was visiting Sunbury for the second time in a week.
I have been a volunteer at Brooklands Museum for eight years after retiring from BAe Systems as an Electrical Systems Engineer on various civil and military aircraft. I spent months deciding what to do, too long in fact, finally I went to see what was there.
On the evening of 16th May 1915, twenty-eight-year-old Captain Thomas Percival Croysdale took shelter for the night in his trench on the Western Front, separated from the German lines by only a few hundred yards and the barbed-wire entanglement of No Man’s Land.
Between 1900 and 1908, Sunbury born May Clark became a star in many of the earliest silent films that were made at the Walton on Thames studios of the pioneer film maker Cecil Hepworth.
It has been quite horrifying to hear so many stories of scams, burglaries and dangerous situations people have found themselves that we feel compelled to share some of them here so that you are aware and can take safety precautions.
Many of us, if not all, experience loneliness at some point in our lives. Some feel alone most days. There are many studies into this human problem and in recent time the media has carried frequent reports.
There was a lot going on behind the scenes on the riverbank over the New Year period, but a disappointing lack of anything to show for it on the front line.
This month’s picture shows a group of people in front of the Three Fishes public house in Green Street, c1930. Above their heads a sign proudly advertises the products of the Isleworth Brewery, who had acquired the pub in 1889, but in fact by the time of the photo this brewery had been taken over by Watney Coombe Reid of Mortlake.
Daniel Mouawad has been Chief Executive of Spelthorne Council for over a year now. We thought that, as he has now got his feet under the table and settled into family life in Shepperton, it was time for a coffee with him.
January is the time of year to reflect on making some changes. Yes we may have gained a few pounds over the festive season and most of us will have had a few too many drinks.
This photo shows what were known as the French Nurseries, Upper Halliford. The name does not derive from the nationality or even the name of the owner, who was a Mr.