This photo of Sunbury village from the air shows the Thames Street area essentially unchanged from today. A noticeable difference… Read more »
Sunbury Matters Articles
The Thames is unique in this country in having a series of inhabited islands. There are several in the Sunbury area. Travelling downstream, the first is Wheatley’s Ait.
David Light graduated from the Swansea School of Glass with a First Class Honours Degree in Architectural Glass. Angels are… Read more »
The latest in the series of Music Nights at Sunbury Cricket Club, now entering its third successful year, saw one… Read more »
The new Walton Bridge is fast approaching completion, and it seems a good time to look back on the history… Read more »
Sunbury Matters has championed the local art scene since it launched in 2010. There are always comments from readers regarding… Read more »
Nestling on Thames Street in Lower Sunbury sits a rather special grooming parlour. Don’t go there expecting a wash and blow dry however, unless you are of the four legged variety.
There has been a regular topic of conversation in Sunbury Park over several months. Are they really putting cows in the park? Why on earth would they do that? When will it happen?
Crime rates and the argument over punishment vs. rehabilitation of offenders are much in the news these days. 200 years ago there was no such uncertainty- punishment was swift and severe! Despite what we would regard as grinding poverty by today’s standards, the people of Sunbury and Shepperton were largely untroubled by serious crime.
Sally Friend is no stranger to Sunbury Matters. This month sees the third cover produced by this local artist. What is clear from looking at her work is that it is always different.
We may think of Lower Sunbury in the past as having been a sleepy place where nothing much happened, but in September 1904, an event occurred which was to attract the attention of several national newspapers.
Glamour and stardom are sparkling brightly in Sunbury. Local entrepreneurs Euan McDonald and Lesley Silwood have just celebrated 10 years in business building their accessories company Buba.
We are very lucky to have an extremely active residents association and LOSRA, the Lower Sunbury Residents Association are a force to be reckoned with. Sunbury Matters met with Chairman John Hirsh to hear about what LOSRA does for us behind the scenes, and what his role is.
Mimi Nebeche launched Orchard Meadow Therapies last summer. It is no ordinary Beauty Salon. I went along to discover some… Read more »
Two public consultation events were held in December to present Heather Parker Projects’ Hydro power scheme at Sunbury Lock Island,… Read more »
It has had its share of dramas, freaks of weather, tragedy and laughter. Such is the idyll, charm and character of Sunbury Court Island, that [relative new-comer] David Garrett felt compelled to compile a history of the place and its residents to leave as a testament.
As I write this article, the Police College building is gradually being demolished, to be replaced by a low-rise development of houses and apartments. Hopefully most people agree that this is far more in keeping with the character of Lower Sunbury than the existing tower block.
I have lost nearly 3 stone with Rosemary Conley this year and I feel fitter and healthier than ever! It’s a real friendly and motivational experience which makes reaching your goal FUN!!!
By Ken Battle My recent ink and watercolour drawing gives an impression of a Sunbury riverside scene before 1750. It… Read more »
I was very interested to read the article on Sunbury and Shepperton Locks, by Nick Pollard, in the October Sunbury… Read more »
Eric lived all of his life in Green Street, Sunbury on Thames. First in Godfrey Cottages, then in 1962 when… Read more »