This month sees the anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two, and I have recently come across two different… Read more »
Sunbury Matters Articles
I was lucky to be invited recently to hear the Rotary Prestige lecture by Mike Brace, the blind paralympian. It was very thought provoking indeed. We may talk about a blind person, or an amputee, or someone in a wheelchair, as “disabled”. But is this not the wrong label?
The answer, it would seem, is when it suits some planners to push through a development! Planning has already been APPROVED to cite a huge floodlit sports hub comprising an Athletics Stadium and four football pitches next to the Xcel Leisure Centre.
At the turn of the last century, Sunbury was a weekend and holiday destination. The river was bordered by many little cottages and the beauty of the river and peace of the village offered sanctuary from the bustle of London.
How many of us though have attended the annual ceremony known as Swan Upping? I attended for the first time last year and it really is English tradition in all its colour and ceremony.
This month will see the Olympic Games open in London for the third time in history, there is a local connection with the man who was responsible for the Games being held in London for the first time, in 1908.