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KT3’s ONLY FREE independent community magazine and business guide Aug 13 issue 94


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Welcome to our August edition Dear All,

Wasn’t the weather in July absolutely fabulous? We managed weeks of endless sunshine and it certainly took the stress out of event planning with gazebos being used for shade as opposed to keeping the rain off! Unfortunately the dog show was cancelled this year due to the heat wave, with temperatures forecast to hit 30 degrees on the day. Heat stroke is a relatively common occurrence in the dog, which can be fatal and although many people had put a lot of hard work in preparing for the show, the welfare of the dogs had to be our primary concern. Peter and his team will however be back next year, hopefully with our more usual summer weather for what is always an enjoyable afternoon. Turn over the page for a selection of photos from some Malden Fortnight events. If you also took any pictures that you’re happy to share please email them to me and we’ll put them on the website. If you’re around on the 17th August the why not go down to the 16th Korean Festival at Kingston Fairfield Recreation Ground. (article and advert pages 8-9). This year they are also having stalls – The price is £25 for charity organisations and £50 for businesses and includes table/chairs. If you’d like one then get in touch with Bona Shin 07869117994. There’s also loads going on in Kingston in August - and they are free! Full listings are on page 36. Remember to familiarise yourselves with road closures if you are planning to drive in the Kingston area on 4th August: as the RideLondon-Surrey Classic is taking place. Finally, the “100 Years of World Class Aircraft “ exhibition is coming to New Malden Library from Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th August. This is an exciting exhibition of aircraft models, paintings and historic photographs, with slideshows and talks. It includes a children’s area with a colouring competition and great prizes making it an ideal place to visit during the school holidays. I hope you enjoy our August edition. Lots of great articles and advertisers – thanks, as always to everyone who has contributed. Best wishes Jenny Stuart, Editor & publisher p.s. Please remember to mention the Village Voice when replying to adverts and get in touch by 17th August if you’d like your business, Club or event to feature in the September edition(s).


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Malden Fortnight

Here’s a small selection of pictures of just a few events – check out our website for more.

Congratulations to all the Malden Fortnight event organisers and a huge thanks to all of you who turned up! This year’s festival took place completely rain free for the entire duration!! What a relief, although we unfortunately had to cancel the ever popular Dog Show because it was just too hot (see page 4).


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Korean Festival Saturday 17th August

The Korean Festival is to be held on Saturday the 17th of August 2013. This year, ‘TOGETHER’ has been chosen as the theme to promote togetherness within communities and global friendship. A wider variety of cultural activities and performances will be showcased than in previous years. Korean music and dance will be complimented by performances from other cultures including Africa and Nepal. Also this year there will be a greater emphasis on traditional Korean folk games, giving you an opportunity to experience Korean culture. The Festival is being organised by the Korean Residents Society and sponsored by Korean National Tourism Organisation, Samsung, Hyundai, plus local businesses. The festival is to commemorate the Liberation of Korea and to help bridge the gap between Korean members and local members of our community. The Korean Festival, previously attended by 10,000 people is one of the largest festivals in London as well as Europe. This year’s festival has particular significance for the Free Trade Agreement between the E.U and Korea, which has been effective since July 2011, creating a platform for extensive communication between cultures. The Korean Residents Society has invited a number of Korean companies and local enterprises to promote their products and raise their brand awareness, bringing variety to the cultural event. Entertainments on that day include Liberation Day & Festival Opening Ceremony, British Veterans’ parade, Korean traditional music and dance, Martial Arts performance, African Drumming, Korean Brass quintet, Special guests such as Traditional Nepalese Dance, K Pop Dance and Raffle prize draw ( A return ticket to

South Korea for a first prize) Also Beer garden and Kids Fun Zone will be running through the whole day. Mr Christopher Kwon, Chairman of Korean Residents Society in the UK says that he is very delighted to welcome not only Koreans but also local communities to this great event. Bona Shin, Festival Director says ‘ I hope this event helps us all to understand different cultures and to build up positive and active relationship within the communities.’ VVoice

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On Sunday 14th July I had my Big Hair Cut for the Little Princess Trust, which gives wigs to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or who have alopecia because of other illnesses. I had 30cm cut off which is enough to make a really good wig. I was looking forward to having short hair so that it will be cool for when we go on holiday to France and Focus (our church holiday). I hope a girl or boy will

be able to get a great wig for them so that they can be happy with their hair too. Thanks to my family, friends at ballet, church and school as well as my neighbours we have raised £748.91, which is enough money to make 2 wigs! If you want you can find out more about the Little Princess Trust Gracie Stevens age 10 VVoice

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New Malden History Pottering around Dickerage by Robin Gill Who or what is a dickerage? The first reference I have come across is from 1574 which when detailing land in the Norbiton area mentions a rithe (small stream) leading into Dickeridge. This seems to be a small parcel of land of about seven acres around 1750 and shrunk to four acres in 1833. One early definition suggests this may be classed as poor land. Indeed today we still say that if things aren’t good, they are “a bit dicky”. Again, dicker also used to be a multiple of ten, so maybe the land was originally ten acres. Still, the land can’t have been that bad, as until 1935 practically the only building in the northern stretch of Dickerage Lane was a farm. Houses had been built at the southern end by the late 1870s with some of the first occupants being the Willard family, whose children fought in the Boer War (see Village Voice Nov 2010). The tale of Mr Warne Dickerage Road was certainly laid out by 1917, because that is the year William Fruing Warne and family moved into number two. It was a step down for the family who had lived at 25 Lovelace Road in Surbiton previously. The three children hated the house which, although reasonably near Richmond Park was much smaller than the house in Surbiton. They were too young to understand the circumstances behind the move. The name may ring a bell with some of you. If I mention that William’s father was called Frederick who started a publishing business in 1865. He retired in 1894 turning over control to his three sons William, Harold, and Norman. In 1901 the company received a copy of a book which had been privately published called “The Tale Of Peter Rabbit” by a lady called Beatrix Potter. They rejected it at first, but when it was resubmitted with some illustrations they became interested, and finally agreed to publish it in 1902, so beginning a relationship that was to last for over forty years until Beatrix’s death in 1943. She produced twenty three “tales” for the company plus other books. Beatrix dealt almost exclusively with the youngest of the brothers, Norman, and they became so close that they became engaged in1905, but the engagement was short-lived as Norman died of leukaemia a month later. The relationship with her publishers continued, but in 1917 the eldest brother Harold was prosecuted for embezzlement, and sentenced to eighteen months To advertise email or call 020 8336 2915


hard labour at Wormwood Scrubs. William, who was left in charge of the company, had to sell practically everything including jewellery, and his lovely house in Surbiton. The strain of everything proved too much in the end for William and he died at home in Dickerage Road on February 11th 1928 of a heart attack. Today Warne, part of Penguin Books, regularly republishes the books for a new generation of young readers, and first editions sell for thousands of pounds. Time gone by 1928 was also the year that the Skinner family arrived to run Dickerage Farm, they stayed there until 1931 before moving to Hoppingwood (the farm on the by-pass near to Kingston Vale), and then the Robin Hood Dairy until the outbreak of the 2nd World War. The family had come from London and the two boys Geoffrey and Leslie loved the countryside. As can be seen from the photograph Dickerage was still a lane not yet connected to Dickerage Road. Dickerage Farm was sold in 1935, and the area developed for housing, although some of the farmland was retained in the form of the recreation ground. A family of perrenials Living at one of the early houses in Dickerage Lane (no 6) were the Lavender family. James the father had

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Dickerage Lane School. The school had been opened in 1911 to combat a growing need for spaces for the children of the area. It was purely an infants school. Erected shortly after the school in Burlington Road when the number of infants in the Malden area without places, was approaching 200. It consisted of a large central hall around which were grouped six large classrooms. All rooms were equipped with adequate lighting and ventilation, and substantially furnished with desks, chairs and cupboards. There was a large cloakroom where clothes could be dried in wet weather, although the large playground was equipped with a shelter from any rain. It was hoped that the road would be made up enabling the children to have a safe journey to school. He always did like a flutter One resident of Dickerage Road received an unexpected surprise at the beginning of 1966 when he won £275,235 on the football pools. The pools were the National Lottery of their day, and many people dreamed of “coming up” with the eight draws on Littlewoods “treble chance”. The win is equivalent to over £5 million in today’s money, and Mr Frank Wall was the lucky recipient of a cheque presented by the actress June Thorburn at Grosvenor House in Park Lane in front of the massed ranks of cameramen of the press. Mr Wall and his wife Ellen had lived in the same council house numbered 109 for 35 years, paying rent of 49 shillings a week (in 1966). He was then aged 62, and earned £16 week making bread. He had always spent 2/6 (12½ pence) a week on the pools, and in the last weekend of 1965 had predicted all nine draws that occurred in the matches played. Both gave up their jobs; Mrs Wall had worked in the canteen of Adams and Adams in Dickerage Lane, and Mr Wall had worked for Coombes Bakery in Coombe Road. Starting there when he left school at 15, Mr Wall often worked the night shift, and was actually in bed when the representative from Littlewoods called. Mr Wall was well known at “The Brewster” at The Triangle where he played cribbage. He had never had a bank account, preferring to save at the post office, but because he had to deposit the cheque, he called into Martins Bank in Kingston to open an account. Of course they knew who he was, and he was given first class service. He made a withdrawal of £200 straight away, and checked he had been given the correct amount in the bank. His first purchase was an overcoat costing 17 guineas. Mr and Mrs Wall hoped the money would make them happier; all Mrs Wall wanted was “an upright Hoover and a lovely bunch of flowers”. They gave their three children £20,000 each, and the Walls had always wanted a house on the south coast. Of course there

were drawbacks, and they received a lot of begging letters, which they burnt in the back garden. Mr Wall bought his house near Bournemouth costing £8,800, put £1,000 in trust for each of his seven grandchildren, and invested the remainder. He vowed to keep on betting on horse racing and greyhounds, and to continue doing the pools every week, because as he said “You never know your luck”. But, spare a thought for Mr Frank Wall of 46 Glebe Gardens New Malden, who wrote to the Surrey Comet stating that he had no connection to “the gentleman who has won the pools”. The unfortunate Mr Wall had received so much correspondence on the matter, he felt he would have to employ a secretary to deal with it. He ended his letter with a plea “to respect the privacy of a gentleman who just happens to have the same name”. A man with all the hassles, and none of the benefits of good fortune. My thanks to Shaan and Tim Everson for their help with this article. illustrations 1) William Fruing Warne 2) Dickerage Farm in Dickerage Lane

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View from the City Getting real value out of the Royal Mail by Justin Urquhart Stewart Now I agree that RM should be brought back into private ownership, if only to get it away from the interfering politicians who have used and abused it over the years. It was almost twenty years ago that Heseltine tried and failed to get the beast freed and it was seen then as being a ‘privatisation too far’. Of course, this was before email and the internet and so RM was suffering from aggressive and effective competition from the Dutch and even the Malaysian mail services, as junk mail was redirected through their now far more competitive companies. RM had no answer to this except to be seen as almost a dying business as volume was taken away and an unreformed cost base rotted the value from within. Now we are in a different era where the letter post has declined even more but the true value lies within the parcel delivery area, as internet shopping has delivered an unexpected boom and boon. I find it sadly amusing on Saturday mornings to stand watching husbands queue up at the local sorting office to collect their electronically and instantaneously ordered goods, probably all taking far longer than if they just gone to John Lewis in the first place. However, what this means is that RM these days probably has more attraction to Amazon rather than anyone else as they seem to increasingly dominate the online ordering of sundry goods. When it comes to the float though - oh dear have we really learnt nothing. Are we really going to go through the expensive (especially when you look at all the marketing that will be accompanying it) process of a popular public share offering? We know from previous experience that ‘popular share ownership’ didn’t work in creating a mass movement of public ownership. What it did create was a mass movement of share


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manner determined by the government’s short term need for cash rather than good evaluation of market timing for the benefit of the business. At that point we could then add some or all of the other assets as the government needs to transfer them and achieve a more managed sale over time. These could include part of the holdings of RBS and Lloyds, as well as some of the more esoteric assets like the Met office, Urenco ( the nuclear processor in which the government has a one third stake) and the Student Loan Book. To offer the citizens of Britain a share or unit in a fund of national assets would be a far more attractive offer and one which would be seen to provide better longer term value for investors, rather than just a quick ‘pump and dump’ share sale. However, why not then take this further? Why not endow this SWF with a small stream of value from our energy assets, whether from fracking or from our now mature oil and gas fields? With this income stream you could then give the SWF a mandate for investment in UK business at all levels. Have we not heard the bleatings for a bank for small business (if you support the notion that SMEs are at the core of UK business)? Then here is your funded vehicle to enable this to take place. So let’s have Royal Mail deliver something really valuable - not just letters and parcels, not just a share flotation, but a strategic investment structure for the UK and its citizens. Have a good month, Justin VVoice


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Xpression is our youth project for teenagers at Searchlight Community Centre. It’s on 7pm-9pm, Tuesdays, term time. There’s lots of fun to be had including football, art and crafts and games. For those aged 19 to 30, there’s Future Friends every other Thursday, based at the Canbury Pavillion in the summer. It’s a great way to make new friends and take part in activities like bowling, dancing and if you’re feeling brave, karaoke. Finally there’s Seekers for adults aged over 18, which meets every Monday evening at Burlington Primary School in New Malden, 7pm-9pm. You can meet new people, have a chat and take part in a wide range of activities including a monthly disco, art and crafts, bingo and cooking. As if that’s not enough there’s a drop-in every Saturday, 12-3pm at Searchlight which has great activities like boccia, badminton, craft, as well as providing lunch. There’s also a carers’ group which invites a speaker to come and talk on learning disability issues bi-monthly. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Raleigh House, Nelson Road, New Malden. Being a member of Kingston Mencap costs only £5 a year and on top of the clubs there’s a newsletter as well as exciting social events. For more details, please visit or contact Jenny Pitt on 020 8816 7500 or email Kingston Mencap is run by a great team of dedicated volunteers and we are always on the lookout for new recruits! Volunteering with us is very rewarding and we offer you a very warm welcome. If you would like to get involved and can regularly spare a couple of hours a week, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Jenny on the details above for an application form. VVoice

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Properties like these are potentially lethal fire traps. It’s inevitable that people living in them rely on far riskier ways of heating, cooking and lighting but unfortunately fire safety is not a priority for the landlords who illegally rent them out. It’s not only people living in this accommodation whose lives are being put in danger. There’s also an increased risk to our firefighters if they need to carry out life-saving rescues in buildings that are in a state of dereliction and that were never intended to be used as sleeping accommodation. Nic Myatt Station Commander, New Malden Fire Station VVoice


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What’s on Give blood

Book an appointment by calling 0300 123 23 23 AFC Wimbledon Wednesday 02 Oct 4.30pm 5.30 to 8pm St James’s Church Hall, Bodley Road, New Malden KT3 5QE Wednesday 14 Aug 2 to 4.30pm 5.30 to 8pm

St Philip, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park Wednesday 17 Jul Thursday 19 Sep

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Methodist Church from Tuesday 20th August - Friday 23rd August when a holiday club is being run for ages 5-11 years. Time : 9.30am -noon Cost £3 per child per day so £12 for the week. Application forms are available from the church with further details. Limited places so early booking is advisable.

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Saturday 2nd August Georges Square (by New Malden Train Station) 9am to 2pm

Kingston events

Every Thursday to August 29th: Thumbs Up It’s Thursday Kingston is serving up six weeks of low cost and free activities for children aged two to 11 years in the town centre this summer. Every Thursday the town is running Thumbs Up It’s Thursday when children can enjoy activities including: arts and craft workshops, magicians shows, storytelling sessions and free family swims at 12 venues across the town. Each venue of the participating venues, which range from shopping centres to the Kingston Museum and Memorial Gardens, has designed a day of fun and activity, with the theme changing every week ranging from “Magical Moments” to “Monsters and Martians”, “Air, Land and Sea” and “Animal Antics”. Most activities don’t require advance booking, so children from the local area, London and beyond, can turn up with their parents and enjoy a day of educational and playful summer fun. Families will be encouraged to visit each of the participating venues with a special map and to get the map stamped at each place. Once they have finished the trail they will be awarded a certificate if they take their completed programme to the Kingston Museum. For more information go to:www. 4th August: RideLondon-Surrey Classic RideLondon is a new world-class annual cycling festival taking place over two days – 3rd and 4th August. The race on the 4th Starts at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London and finishes on The Mall in central London, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic is a variation on the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Race route and will see around 150 of the world’s top cyclists competing in a fantastic race day.


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The historic town of Kingston Upon Thames is putting on an action-packed day of family-fun and entertainment including: an Urban and Vintage Bike Fair, cycle club stalls, carousels, a mini train track and a Food and Craft Market. Kingston is the only place where spectators will get to view the race twice. For more information Prudential_RideLondon___Events/Prucential_RideLondonSurrey___Classic.htm 3rd – 11th August: Kingston Food Festival The annual Kingston Food Festival features plenty to get the taste buds tingling including: food trails, a restaurant week, the Big Kingston Market, a cocktail bus, Children’s Food Festival, food challenges and a Live Food show. The event showcases the best from growers and producers across Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, featuring local restaurateurs, local drinks and plenty of tasting opportunities. For more information September 31st August and 1st September: Minima Regatta In the heart of Kingston, the Minima Yacht Club plays host to an annual regatta that sees local sailors pit their skills against visiting clubs, sailing between Kingston Bridge and Raven’s Ait. Spectators can enjoy the action from the shore with plenty of races to take in and a chance to visit the Minima Yacht Club and enjoy the brilliant views down the Thames. For more information visit: 1st September: Kingston Carnival Legend of the UK reggae scene David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan is coming to headline Kingston’s 2013 Carnival. With over 50 years of reggae and DJing experience, David brings his unique show to Kingston’s historic Market Place.

The theme of this year’s carnival is: Different Communities, Many Cultures ONE Kingston. In addition, to David ‘Ram Jam”, the Carnival offers dancing, stalls and delicious food as well as a parade featuring the cream of London’s Mas bands fresh from their performance at Notting Hill Carnival. 12th – 15th September: Heritage Open Weekend Heritage Open Days Weekend takes place in September and sees buildings of historical significance opened up for the public to visit free of charge. In Kingston, over thirty buildings will be available to visit, ranging from churches to cellars and Kingston Council’s Grade II listed Guildhall. Full details of the properties open during the weekend will be available from mid-July by visiting:

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The Green Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ 0844 871 7627 The Pitmen Painters Mon 5 – Sat 10 Aug Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Tickets: £11.90 – £32.40 ATG Theatre Card: Half price Mon eve, £5 off Tue – Fri eves & Sat Mat Following sell out seasons at the National Theatre, on Broadway and in the West End, Bill Kenwright presents the award-winning play The Pitmen Painters. Written by Lee Hall, creator of the worldwide sensation Billy Elliot, The Pitmen Painters has received huge critical acclaim and won the Evening Standard award for Best New Play. In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine. Examining the lives of a group of ordinary men who do extraordinary things, The Pitmen Painters is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics. ‘Breathtaking’ The Guardian ‘A beautiful work of art that everybody should see’ The Times Creative Learning: Richmond Theatre & Libraries Poetry Group Tue 27 Aug 10.30am – 12 noon Free, all welcome

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Seasonal recipe Peach Melba Shortcakes Ready in 2 hours 30 minutes Serves 8

These shortcakes are perfect for a speedy summer dessert. They take just minutes to make and bake and can be filled with whatever seasonal fruit you have to hand. Here they are filled with a rich and sweet mascarpone cream with juicy peaches and fresh raspberries but a simple dollop of extra thick cream and some sliced strawberries will be just as impressive. Ingredients: • 175g self-raising flour •1/2 tsp baking powder • 75g butter, chilled and diced •55g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling • 1 large egg, beaten • 1 tbsp milk Filling • 125g mascarpone cheese • 2 tbsp icing sugar • 6 tbsp single cream • 175g fresh raspberries • 2 ripe peaches, stoned and sliced


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Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the diced butter and rub into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar then add the beaten egg and milk and mix to a soft dough. Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface and roll out to a 1cm thickness. Using an 8cm round cookie cutter stamp out 8 rounds, gently re-rolling the trimmings as necessary. Place on the prepared baking sheet, prick the top of each round lightly with a fork then sprinkle with a little caster sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until risen and pale golden. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. To make the filling, beat the mascarpone cheese with the icing sugar and cream until smooth. Push half the raspberries through a fine-holed sieve to make a puree. Slice each shortcake in half horizontally and top the bottom halves with the cream mixture, peach slices and remaining raspberries. Drizzle over the raspberry puree and top with remaining shortcake halves. VVoice


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Hot Favourites by Pippa Greenwood Our summer weather isn’t usually unbearably warm; in fact it is often pretty cool and a little bit of extra heat would be very welcome. With a little bit of planning and some careful planting, you could turn your garden into the hottest site out, regardless of the real weather. You can plant to create a mass of hot colours. All you have to do is plant beds, borders or containers full of hot reds, screaming yellows and glowing oranges. True, most of the planting is best done in the autumn, but a visit to a garden centre at this time of year will reveal a fabulous display of plants which can be put to good use in your garden now. For real energy and vibrancy, choose plenty of yellows and golds, including some of the golden rods (Solidago), which should be flowering well into September. I am a great fan of coreopsis, including the various forms of Coreopsis verticillata, which flowers well into the autumn and is unlikely to need staking. If you like to see flat looking flower heads in your garden then take a closer peep at some of the achilleas, including ‘Coronation Gold’. No late summer border is complete without the cone flowers or rudbekias with their deliciously bright, daisylike flowers - these should last you through October. For some screaming scarlets and other shades of red, consider growing the dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, Lychnis chalcedonica. In damper areas you could use Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’ or many of the other moisture-loving types of lobelia which produce huge spires of red flowers, so different from those tiny blue, pink and white bedding lobelias which are more widely grown. To make sure that your summer time plantings do well, take heed of the following tips: • If it’s a hot day, try to plant in early evening or at least late afternoon when the main heat of the sun has died down. • Always make sure that plants are really well watered before you put them in the ground. • Soak the compost thoroughly and make sure that it’s wetted right to the base before you begin. • Incorporate plenty of bulky organic matter, such


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Summer Holiday Fun School is out and the long summer holiday stretches ahead of us. How is your child going to spend the long and (hopefully!) sunny days? YMCA London South West has a well-established reputation for providing fun, affordable, good quality childcare during the school holidays. More importantly they run active, sporty and creative activities that make for good summer memories and the chance to make new friends. Space at Basement is for older children (aged 9 to 13) and is based at the Basement Youth Café in central Kingston. The café is a great space to chill out with friends with its computers, sofas, table football and big TV, but each day they are

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out and about to swim, kayak, paintball, bike, catch a film or even ski. The emphasis is on being active, trying new things and being up for a challenge in a safe and inclusive environment. For younger children (ages 4 to 11), the YMCA runs Space at West Wimbledon Primary School. It is the first year the YMCA camp is based at the school and the day campers will have the place to themselves. Split into age appropriate groups, trips planned for this year include Jubilee Gardens, London Zoo, Princess Diana Memorial park and Chessington World of Adventures. The YMCA Space staff are experienced, enthusiastic, CRB checked and YMCA LSW operate a staff to child ratio of 1:8. Camp days are generally £25 with some trip days costing a little bit more. It’s going to be good summer full of den building, picnics, splashing about, games, running around and making things. The YMCA hopes your child can join in! To find out more about YMCA Space camps or to book, visit or email Photo - YMCA Campers visit the London Wetlands Centre, credit: Elizabeth Workman

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Kingston volunteer police cadets (VPC) are recruiting new volunteers. The 13 to 18 year olds will meet locally once a week for drill, Duke of Edinburgh training, as well as to listen to guest speakers and to attend demonstrations from specialist police departments. The team will take part in various Inter Cadet competitions and attend events to support police colleagues.


The VPC is an independent, uniformed voluntary youth organisation supported by the Met Police. Membership is open to young people from London’s diverse communities, irrespective of background, financial circumstances or any previous minor ‘brushes’ with the police. Longer term membership of an organisation such as VPC can be a huge step in the right direction for a career in the police or with any future employer. Call PC Paul Dalton on 0207 161 8460.

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New Malden Rotary Club Where: Malden Golf Club,Traps Lane,When: Monday evenings at 6:15 for 6:45pm Contact: Barry Collins on 07740 257 255 Monday Netball Club When: Mondays 8.30pm Contact: Ching Lee 07813 556184 English Conversation / Lessons For Koreans Where: Christ Church Centre, Coombe Road When: Mondays & Tuesdays, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon All welcome: contact Chris Coke 020 8942 7388. St James Players Where: St James Bodley Road When: Mondays 8pm.


Arthritis Care New Malden Branch Where: Age Concern Kingston Raleigh House 14 Nelson Road, New Malden KT3 5EA When: 4th Tuesday of month 7.30 -9.30pm We aim to provide backup support for arthritis sufferers and an opportunity for members to enjoy a social evening through our regular monthly meetings. Jocelyn King 020 8942 6745. The New Malden Ladies Badminton Club When: Tuesday at the Malden Centre from 20.30 till 22.00 We are a mixed ability club looking for new members. Please ring Lynda on 8949 2673 or just pop in. NHS Retirement Fellowship- Local Branch Are you retired or about to retire from the NHS? Why not join us on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10am -12 at Christ Church Hall, Christ Church Road, Surbiton, KT5 8JJ. We have speakers, activities, coffee & chat.Other outings & activities are also arranged during the month. For further details please contact Lorna on 020 8337 4121. Half Shares We are a group of widows who meet together on the 1st Tuesday of every month. We have a speaker and enjoy a cuppa and a chat. Come and join us at 1.45-3.15pm at Christ Church Centre, Coombe Rd For more details contact Lily on 020 8949 1431. The New Malden Investment Club Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Grafton Club, Grafton Road, New Malden. We do have a few vacancies and new member are always welcome.Contact the secretary


on 020 8942 1926 for further information. Malden Bridge Club When: Tuesday evenings 7.30 to 10.30pm Where: Graham Spicer Institute, by entrance to Waitrose car park. Contact: John 020 8942 7560 for details.


Malden & Coombe Social Club For The Blind When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm Contact; Mike Ball 02089420819 Volunteer drivers/helpers VERY welcome Royal British Legion Malden & Coombe The Legion meets every second Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm at the Grafton Club. Any interested parties in joining please contact Mary Gillett on 020 8949 2342 who will be very pleased to give any information to help or assist.


Malden Camera Club Where: New Malden Library, Kingston Road When: Thursday evenings throughout the year at 7.45pm Contact: Malden Centre Orchestra Where: Malden Centre, Blagdon Road When: 10.00-12.00noon, every Thursday (term time only)Contact: Conductor David Benke on 02087868517. Tolworth Badminton Club Where: Play at Tolworth Recreation Centre When: Club night Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30 Standard: Intermediate/advanced level Contact: or ring Pat on 0208 395 9175 or just turn up on a Thursday Malden And Coombe Flower Decoration Society At St.James Church Hall Bodley Road WHEN the third Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm. Malden Emergency First Aid Society (Mefas). Members meet each Thursday evening at 7.30pm for First Aid training. New members required. Everyone welcome. Hall available for hire. Contact Christine on 07966661015. Kingston Association for The Blind Lunch Club at The Mefas Hall, rear of Malden Centre, Cocks Crescent, New Malden - for people with a severe sight loss - for a sandwich lunch on the last Thursday of every month 12.30 to 2.30 pm. The cost is ÂŁ3 per person and friends or family are welcome. For further details

telephone Kerry at K.A.B. 020 8605 0060.


Friday Morning Running A mixed group, consisting mainly, but not restricted to, mothers with children in school, meet each Friday morning at 9:50 am in the Pembroke Lodge car park TW10 5HX, for a run of between 3 and 4 miles in Richmond Park. This is a social group of runners with no pressure on ability. New runners are more than welcome (everybody has to start somewhere) and time will be taken to accommodate them. Don’t feel inhibited, come and try us! If you need any further information please call Bob on 07936 240937. RSPB Epsom and Ewell Local group. We meet the 2nd Friday of every month at 7.30, apart from July and August, at All Saints Church Hall Fulford Road, West Ewell with guest speakers who illustrate their enthusiasm on a variety of natural history subjects. We also have several birding outings throughout the year which is arranged to suit all ages. There is a small charge for non-members of the RSPB.


Saturday Dementia Club Age Concern Kingston 2nd Saturday of the month 11am and 2pm in New Malden for people living with dementia, their family and carers, Call 020 8942 8256 and ask for Jyoti or email


Emanuel Rugby Where: Shannon Corner, KT3 4PU When: Adults Tuesdays and Thursdays,7.30pm, Saturday 2-3pm. Children: Registration at the club is 1030am with training starting at 11am on Sundays Contact: www.

Fergus McCarthy 0845 8338974 days & evenings. Graham Spicer Snooker Room Availible for hire during the day and evenings. Contact Secretary for availibility on 020 8942 2157.

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Malden Bowling Club Where: Lime Grove, New Malden Tel: John on 020 8949 4315. Supreme Bowls Club Where: junction of Thetford Road and Windsor Avenue in the playing field opposite Woodies pub in New Malden. Contact Mick or Diana 020 8942 0294. West Wimbledon Society Table Tennis Club Friendly social table tennis club in Raynes Park welcomes new members (sorry not complete beginners). For more details call 020 8947 3564. Surbition Bowls Club Alexandra Rec, Tolworth. Open days Sat/Sun 20/21 April from 2.30pm . Roll ups Tuesday evenings from 5:50pm. Small friendly mixed club (35 players.) New members very welcome. If interested please ring David 020 8224 2385. From The Ground Up local affordable organic box scheme - Kingston’s own - fresh organic veg, fruit, bread, cheese and preserves at exceptional price. Collection every Saturday from Kingston or Surbiton. Contact for details Surbiton Croquet Club Where: Alexandra Drive, Berrylands. Croquet is a game for all ages and abilities. All welcome at very friendly club, including (especially!) complete beginners. Free introductory croquet coaching sessions. Contact Chris Osmond on 020 8330 6698

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There’s lots going on for pre-schoolers in New Malden Monday 10am to 11.30am Tots In Tow St John’s Church, Kingston Road Contact Penny Welsh 0208 288 1801 1.15 pm 3.15pm. St James Tiddlers Group We welcome all parents and toddlers, plus big sisters and brothers when they’re on holidays. St James Church Hall, Bodley Rd Contact Angie: 020 8942 2093 9.30 - 11.30 Stay and Play (0-18 months) - New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561. Tuesday 10am to 11.45am St Joseph’s Toddler Group St Joseph’s R C Church, Montem Road 9.30am to 11.30am Sparkles United Reformed Church, Cavendish Hall, Cavendish Road Contact Peggy Cox 020 8949 3402 to visit. 9-11.30 Stay and Play New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561 Wednesday 10am to 11.45am Tots in Tow (see Monday) 10am and 11.45 ST Joseph’s Toddler Group (see Tuesday). 12.30pm - Stay and Play (0 - 5 years) - New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561 Thursday 9.45 to 11.30am Methodist Church Parent and Toddler Group Methodist Church, High Street, Contact Greta Curry. 9.30am to 12.30pm 9.30 - 12

noon Childminders’ drop in including school holidays, Norbiton Children’s Centre, The Mount School, Dickerage Road, 0208 942 2559 10.30-11am Story Time for age 2.5+ at New Malden Library Friday 9.30am to 11.30am Christ Church Parent and Toddler Group Christ Church, Coombe Road Contact Susie Gregerson 020 8241 9423. 9.45am to 11.15am Tadpoles Parent and Toddler Group New Malden Baptist Church, Kingston Road 020 8942 6912 – not a drop in session so call first. 10.30-11.00am Rhyme Time for age 0-3 at New Malden Library 9-12.Toy Library New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561. Also at NMCC Breastfeeding Support Group - 10.00 - 12.00 - first week of the month Twins Support Group - 10.00 - 12.00 - Second and fourth weeks of the month, Tuesday-Friday Parent and Toddler Play Sessions Dickerage Lane Adventure Playground Dickerage Lane, Daniel Slocombe 020 8942 1707, Saturday 10-12noon Who let the dads out is at Norbiton Children’s Centre, The Mount School, Dickerage Lane, New Malden Runs the third Saturday of every month. 10am-12pm Stay and Play - Dads group - - first Saturday of every month New Malden Children’s Centre, Burlington Road 020 8336 1561.


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100 Years of World Class Aircraft from Kingston Some of the most important British military aircraft were designed and built in Kingston between 1912 and 1992. The aircraft industry was the biggest single employer in Kingston for much of that time and is world renowned, a fact little known or recognised in Kingston except by those who were directly involved. Set up originally by Tommy Sopwith in a Roller Skating Rink near Kingston Station at the end of 1912, the Sopwith Aviation Company rapidly grew through the First World War to employ 3,500 people in Kingston designing and building, amongst others, the famous Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Triplane and Sopwith Camel fighters. Re-starting in 1920 as Hawker Engineering (later known as Hawker Aircraft) their famous designer Sydney Camm devised a hugely successful range of powerful biplane fighters and light bombers before his most famous design the 1935 Hawker Hurricane. The Hurricane was built in huge numbers and they were crucial to winning the Battle of Britain in 1940. Amazingly, with the Sopwith Camel and the Hawker Hurricane, Kingston had provided the most successful allied fighters in both the first and second world wars This painting of a Hawker Hurricane over the Hawker Aircraft Company’s flight sheds at Brooklands reminds us that the thousands of aircraft built in Kingston all left by lorry to be flown from Brooklands, then Langley and, from 1950, Dunsfold Airfield in Surrey. Had there been an airfield in Kingston, local people might have been much more aware of its aircraft industry. From 1948 Hawker Aircraft Co. moved from central Kingston to the large factory on the Richmond Road in Ham. Their world class aircraft designs continued into the cold war era with Hawker Hunters becoming a NATO standard jet fighter. In the 1960s the team came up with the unique Hawker Siddeley Harrier “jump jets” and in the 1970s the Hawk advanced trainers as used by Red Arrows. These products kept thousands of people employed, as part of British Aerospace, right through to 1992 and hundreds are still in service worldwide. The Kingston Aviation Centenary Project is celebrating the amazing achievements of local people over those 80 years. They held the Kingston Aviation Festival last


June and a much acclaimed Art exhibition in Kingston Museum. Now it the Malden area’s chance to enjoy all this with the highly acclaimed “100 Years of World Class Aircraft “ exhibition coming to New Malden Library from Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th August. This is an exciting exhibition of aircraft models, paintings and historic photographs, with slideshows and talks. It includes a children’s area with a colouring competition and great prizes making it an ideal place to visit during the school holidays. Many people from the Malden area worked in the local aviation industry. If you or your family are amongst those, you can meet ex-colleagues in the “Hawker people” area and bring documents and photographs to be scanned for the project website and archives. For more information visit


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1. What word from the NATO phonetic alphabet is also the first name of the title character from the novel Frankenstein? 2. Which title characters “danced by the light of the moon” at the end of a famous poem? 3. The title character in which 2004 film at one point asks for a White Russian with no vodka, no ice and no Kahlúa? 4. Who provided the voice of the title character in the Disney film Dumbo? 5. First published in a book by the Brothers Grimm, in which fairy tale does a queen have to guess the name of the title character within three days to be allowed to keep her child? 6. The local Reverend in the TV show The Simpsons has the same surname as the title character from a BBC TV show that ran from 1986 to 1994. What is it? 7. In Shakespeare’s famous play, what was the name of The Merchant Of Venice? 8. In which 1970s TV series did the title characters travel in a two-door Ford Torino that was nicknamed the “striped tomato”? 9. In the Beatrix Potter novel The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, what type of animal was the title character? 10. In which 1960s film does the title character fly to a fictional European region called Vulgaria?


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“ Becks easily won the race. He beat the other dads by miles!” Parent after the Dad’s race at Cruz Beckham’s School Sports Day Extreme Sports By now you should be sitting on that deck chair or lounging on the beach. But what if you are sitting with leg in plaster or popping co-codomol because you tried to do a Lady Di or a David Beckham. The summer term, as well as the dread Summer Fayre, brings Sports Day and, while thousands of children up and down the country honed their skills with eggs, spoons and sacks, parent’s braced themselves dropped batons, three-legged races, tearful offspring and overcompetitive parents. Keep on Running According to a number of surveys it is the parents we should be most concerned about. A amazing fifty percent of physiotherapists say they’ve treated sportsday injuries suffered not by kids, but by mums and

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68 10

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2 49 24 11


Able Plastering 36 Angel Roofing 28 Castle Building 16 The Clean Chimney Sweep 20 John Dowds Property Services 29 Greg Building Services 39 Marc Gadd 51 SquirrelFish 8 Stewart Handyman 38 TSD Building 3 Robinson & Son painters & decorators 11


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A1 Dry Cleaners 13 Aroma ironing 55 Bits & Bobs 54 Chimney Sweep 38 One Waste Clearance 37 Ovenclean 61 SpotOnCleaning 54 Window Cleaning


CLP Computer Solutions


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