A selection of the latest articles from Molesey Matters.

When will the Eco Park be finished?

Within the Eco Park, the anaerobic digestion facility has started hot commissioning. This means it’s already processing food waste but as part of the commissioning, or testing, of the plant before the site is officially completed and handed over by the construction company for operational use.

The Origins of Elmbridge Borough Council

The name Elmbridge appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Amelebrige, which is derived from the original name of the River Mole (Amele) or (Emley) and the old English word for a bridge (brige).

The Charity of Robert Phillips

The Charity of Robert Phillips was created, fifty years after the death of the man whose name it bears. Alderman Robert Phillips JP was an elected Member of both Surrey County Council and of Walton and Weybridge District Council.

The Perplexing Parking Predicament

The residential streets off the Walton Road were never designed for cars. Too narrow and with limited off-street parking these urban thoroughfares are often difficult to navigate for both pedestrians and vehicles.

Inns and Taverns of Walton

The Duke’s Head formed part of a group of buildings that dated back hundreds of years and were central to the character and identity of the old town. The buildings were cleared away for the creation of Hepworth Way and the redevelopment of the west side of Bridge Street in the 1960s.

An Update from the Friends of Molesey Library

In these days of continuing belt-tightening it is a marvel to think that we can still borrow books (up to 20 at a time) use the internet or hire a recent film at our own Molesey Library.

Messing About on the Water

We are blessed in Molesey to be close to water in any direction we turn. But we don’t always know how to make the most of it. So here are a few thoughts.

Carnival Day Update

It feels like summer is finally here! And that means Molesey Carnival on Saturday 8th June. Here is a little update on where we are at .

The Walton Beer Festival 2019

Now in it’s 5th year the popular Walton-on-Thames Beer, Wine & live Music Festival is an annual summer event hosted at the picturesque Walton-on-Thames Cricket Club. A hidden gem of Walton located close to the town centre just behind Homebase.

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Issue 34

The Carnival is over for another year. Congratulations to all those involved. Go to pages 4 and 7 for the roundup and put Saturday 14th June 2020 as we do it all over again. At the time of writing I am hopeful that our summer will have started.

Issue 33

It’s Molesey Carnival time! Go to pages 6 and 7 for all the details. Don’t forget to pick up an entry pack from Miss Polly Café to
participate in the Molesey Bake Off.

Issue 32

Welcome to the May issue. Easter has now gone, spring is firmly here and next month’s issue will be the first of summer. Fantastic.

Issue 31

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.

Issue 30

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.

Issue 29

In this issue we learn of the beginnings of Hampton Court Station and of John Tufton, the first cricketer to be recorded as bowled LBW. We celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday and Della Reynolds, our roving reporter talks to the owners of a very special Molesey business.

Issue 27

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.

Issue 26

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Issue 25

So what’s in Molesey Matters this month? After reading of Faraday House recently we learn of another resident – suffragette Princess Sophia Singh. Last months ‘Great Stink’ piece has a follow up after we were told about a beautiful building designed to became the Victorian solution..

Issue 24

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Issue 23

In this month’s issue we hear of the pioneers who started Roberts Radio in Molesey. We learn of the Knox brothers. Both significant contributors to Molesey life. A new page is dedicated to those of us in the community who go out of our way to help others.