Nigel meant so many different things to so many different people and everyone writing about him would have their own personal understanding of this very special man.
Sunbury Matters Articles
Sunbury boasts many residents of artistic talent: writers, artists and singers. We met up with local singer Mike Crawshaw recently to hear about his rise to fame and his latest exploits with his band, The Overtones.
What an honour! Village Matters Ltd, which runs Sunbury Matters, Shepperton Matters, Walton Matters and Molesey Matters, is a finalist in the Spelthorne Means Business awards this year. The event will take place on October 17th at the Orangery, Shepperton Studios. Fingers crossed!
Do you realise that Sunbury has a top comedy club, with regular evenings hosting household names? If not, once you read this you will kick yourself at what you have missed out on! Laughing Chili was founded by local, Stu Turner, who has lived in Ashford and Sunbury all his life.
When the railway arrived at what was then Sunbury Common in 1864, the area surrounding the old turnpike road from Hampton to Staines was mainly open fields.
Currently being converted into flats, the former Shapla restaurant in Russell Road, Shepperton will soon a have new use. This is a building which has changed identity several times however. Before it was renamed Shapla, it was another restaurant called Opium V, and before that it was Crown Antiques for some years.
Earlier this year, Spelthorne Borough Council published a consultation called ‘Local Green Space Assessment Methodology’. Spelthorne has always maintained they understand how important green spaces are but this document sets out to change the assessment of how important they are.
Loss of green spaces is very much in news as the local plan is under consideration the demand to meet housing targets ever present and the green belt under review.
It is hard to believe that Sunbury boy Benjy Fish has turned professional at the age of 15 and is already earning a great deal more than the average wage.
The Queen’s birthday honours list revealed a local name this year. Dennis Brock has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to bell ringing.
The regatta at Sunbury had not taken place since 1913 due to the First World War, the 1914 fixture having been cancelled as it was due to take place a couple of weeks after war broke out.
Matthew Arnold was the son of the great educationalist Thomas Arnold, the famous headmaster of Rugby School who is acknowledged as the founder of the modern public school system.
1st Sunbury Scout Group celebrated the Centenary of 1st Sunbury Cubs on Sunday 12th May at their Scout HQ on School Walk, Sunbury. The event was open to all associated with 1st Sunbury Scout Group and over 150 current and former members enjoyed the glorious May sunshine for an afternoon tea and games.
Imagine an excellent, home cooked fresh lunch at a reasonable price, which also supports both the environment and charity at the same time. If that sounds too good to be true, we can promise you that it is available at a café near you every day.
June 6th marks the 75th anniversary of D Day, the Normandy landings of the Allied invasion during World War II.
The July Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Festival features an evening with Austin Mutti-Mewse who along with twin brother Howard, have an unusual story to tell – one of more than just a brush with Hollywood. More a life lived alongside its stars.
Sunbury Open Gardens is an annual fixture in village life. It has been running since 2003, originally an idea for… Read more »
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.