At the time of writing I am hopeful that our summer will have started. The Hampton Court Flower Show, Wimbledon fortnight and the Baseball’s Coming Home event would dearly love some blue skies. In this month’s issue we look at the women of Wimbledon tennis, get an update on the Eco Park, and learn of the origins of Elmbridge Borough Council.
Walton Matters Issues
It’s Walton Beer and Live Music Festival time!! Go to page 12 for all the details. Also this month there is a rather special celebration, commemorating the first recorded game of baseball in the world being played in Walton back in 1749.
Welcome to the May issue. Easter has now gone, spring is firmly here and next month’s issue will be the first of
Welcome to the April issue. The clocks have gone forward and the evenings are starting to get lighter. Spring is pushing through. Time to get the garden in order.
Here we are in March. Spring is almost upon us. There are two main things to remember this month, and luckily this year they are both on the same date. Firstly do remember that on Sunday 31st March at 1am the clocks go forward one hour signalling the start of British Summer Time (BST). Secondly don’t forget Mother’s Day, same date, Sunday 31st.
In this issue, local historian John Pulford tells us more of Mount Felix, and we also hear of Canaletto’s beautiful painting of Walton Bridge.We take a peek behind the history of HWM, Walton’s purveyors of Aston Martin , and we also take a look at a true Walton film star, Julie Andrews.
In this month’s issue we celebrate the birthday of the first Christmas Card, we also have an update from the ‘Reclaim our Riverbank’ campaign.
This month we look at Turners’ association with Walton Bridge, hear of a US President who was once a resident, and also look at the history of the Swan Hotel.
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