The Spring birdsong has had some competition along the riverside in recent weeks – the sound of pressure washing and… Read more »
Sunbury Matters Articles
It could be bigger than we feared. Last October, the estimate was 1000 dwellings. Documents obtained since state 1000-1500. One item of correspondence says 1500-2000.
One might have wondered what was going on at The Magpie on a Monday night recently. Lots of ladies arriving, lots of chatter. No, this was not an enthusiastic hen party. The attraction on that particular evening was to be CHEESE!
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.
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.
The flooding of 2014 was something to behold, our community became the focus for much media attention and rubber-neckers coming to take photos of our flooded roads and houses.
I was visiting Spelthorne Gymnastics at their facility in Ashford. I have to confess to being one of those who came across the club after Britain’s Got Talent was won by Spelbound in 2010.
We had heard stories of what must have been one of the first charity fund raising auctions which happened in Sunbury itself in the 1970’s. Some of you may in fact remember it.
In several places in the local area, cast iron posts, about 3 feet high, painted white and carrying the Arms… Read more »
Perhaps these days better known as Ashridge Way – Woodbury Close – The Vale. It is in ‘upper’ Sunbury, in case you were wondering.
There is no doubt at all that without the efforts of locals, and the Spelthorne in Bloom committee our villages… Read more »
We came out of the lift on the second floor and were shown into a spectacular glass fronted restaurant and… Read more »
Sunbury House was a large building standing in spacious grounds between Fordbridge and Halliford Roads.
The salon on Thames Street has just had a makeover for third generation Saul Childs’ Saul Hair Design, which is now open for business.
It began in architect David Brown’s kitchen! The year was 1995 and David was looking for ideas for a project to commemorate Sunbury during the forthcoming millennium.
This photo of Sunbury Cross, looking east from the Pyrene House office block, was taken just as preparations were underway… Read more »
Andrew and John Graham, both Members of Sunbury Skiff and Punting Club (SSPC), are celebrating success after winning the gruelling… Read more »
Sunbury Amateur Regatta is firmly established as one of the highlights of the year in Lower Sunbury, both as a… Read more »
I am one of four children. My mum didn’t work, my Dad was a lecturer and we lived in Kew…. Read more »
Over the past few months readers will know that I have visited St Mary’s on several occasions. Having enjoyed a… Read more »
Zak, the 13 year old Chihuahua, announced my arrival at Fred’s house with great enthusiasm! I had met him before… Read more »