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August 12 issue 82 Inside 6&7

Malden Fortnight The Pictures


£50,000 award to Malden Wanderers


New Malden History by Robin Gill


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Maldens and Coombe Heritage Group


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Editor’s letter Dear All, Well, my sun-dance has worked!! (and just in time for the start of the school summer holidays!) Last month, I wrote about how the sun was shining and we were looking forward to a glorious Malden Fortnight - little did I know that just around the corner, the wettest July on record was looming…! That said, the British weather didn’t dampen our spirits and we all cheered our way through Murray’s centre court battle with Federer (with the roof on, as course!) on the ‘big screen’ at Beverley Park, whilst we dodged the showers during the races, tugo-war and “welly throwing” competitions at ‘Funday Sunday’. And, of course, the weather didn’t stop New Malden’s prettiest pooches, who came out in force for the annual Dog Show !

The rain even held off for the all-important Parade, with its topical Olympic theme, so overall, everyone agreed Malden Fortnight was a great success and, as a member of the organising committee, a big thank you to all local residents who got involved and came along to support our packed programme of events! August is often a quieter month in New Malden, with many families (particularly those with school age children) disappearing for a well-earned break or “stay-cation”. So, why not dust down your deckchair and relax in the sunshine in your garden or one of our lovely parks with the August issue of the Village Voice! Enjoy! Jenny Next copy deadline: 17th Aug Published by Malden Media Limited 36 Rosebery Avenue, KT3 4JS E: 020 8336 2915 Also publishing Worcester Park Life

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Malden Fortnight 2012 The sun shone as it has the last few years, thank goodness, on Malden Fornight Parade Day and also on the last day for the Tennis Club Open Day and the increasingly popular Dog Show. Despite some heavy rain during the Craft Fair and Funday Sunday both events were deemed great


successes and loads of us were excited and grateful to be part of these, and the many other events taking place in our community. This year, the New Malden Camera Club came along to some of the events and we thought you’d enjoy this selection of wonderful photos that they took. Check out the website for more Our next event takes place on 30th November 2012 when Mother Christmas has already confirmed that that her husband will be here to come and turn on our High Street lights. Watch this space for more information....

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£50,000 award to Malden Wanderers Malden Wanderers, whose Clubhouse is in Cambridge Avenue, New Malden, has secured Olympic Legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. The Inspired Facilities fund is part of “Places People Play”, Sport England’s Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund, which aims to bring the inspiration of the London 2012 Games to every community in England. By receiving Inspired Facilities funding, we will now have the Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the London Games, Better known as a cricket club, Malden Wanderers want to refurbish their tennis court to continue to provide excellent facilities for both Club members and the local community. The award of £50,000 will cover most of the cost of resurfacing the court, replacing the perimeter netting and installing floodlights - which will enable the court to be used for netball as well as tennis - and greatly extend the use of the Club by local people. Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lotttery investment will create a lasting sporting legacy for Greater London. This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in South East England, and it shows we’re offering the legacy that people want for their local community. For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2012 will be the year their local sports facilities got better.” Malden Wanderers’ President, long-standing member and cricketer, Michael Jacobs, said: “Obtaining this award is fantastic news. We greatly value the ability to offer tennis as well as cricket, and we’re looking forward to having a newly refurbished court of which we can all make good use.” Alec Stewart, O.B.E., former England Captain and the most famous cricketer to emerge from Malden Wanderers, said: “I could not be more pleased that Malden Wanderers have been given this award. I was a junior tennis member at the Club while also learning and playing my cricket there, and have continued my interest in tennis. This represents a great investment in the future of our tennis tradition.” Malden Wanderers is one of hundreds of projects across England benefitting from lottery investment through the second round of the Inspired Facilities fund. And Sport England today launched a further £10 million


funding round to help local community sports groups to upgrade their facilities. You can find out more at www. facilities. Bids will be accepted from 23rd July, 2012. Places People Play is being delivered by Sport England, working in partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) with the backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the London 2012 Inspire mark. LOCOG Chair, Seb Coe, said: “This is a fantastic funding project that will deliver a real legacy from the London 2012 Games. It will provide a whole range of sporting opportunities for young people through improved facilities and will, I hop, inspire them to take up sport.”


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A bridge too far by Robin Gill Anne Maria Robinson aged 19 was the daughter of a laundress in Tooting; her father had died in 1866. When she was reaching the full term of a pregnancy at the beginning of 1869, she was sent to stay with the Collett family in New Malden. In Victorian times this was known as confinement, and Martha Collett who lived at 6 Market Place (close to the Methodist Church), seems to have been well versed in looking after young ladies who were in the last few days before giving birth. The birth of a female child on 4th February was duly registered at Kingston, but when the baby was two weeks old the mother (Anne Maria) decided she wished to return to her mother permanently, taking the baby with her to be placed with a wet nurse in Wimbledon. Anne Maria was seen later that Wednesday evening at Malden station by Mr (Thomas) Collett a shoemaker, who had followed her soon after. She left the train at Wimbledon station telling him that she was taking the baby to someone she knew there. He carried on to Tooting to call on her mother. That following morning (18th February) at about ten to

seven, James Drewitt who lived in Herbert Road South Wimbledon was walking alongside the mill pond by the river Wandle about 1¼ miles from the station , when he thought he saw a piece of cloth in the water, and retrieved it with a rake. He found it was a child’s body, and took it to a nearby pub where Police Superintendent Butt was informed. The police made inquiries in the local area particularly among old women (like Mrs Collett) who “attended at confinements”. It did not take long for Anne Maria to be contacted, and on Saturday evening (20th) she identified the child as her own, and was afterwards taken into Merton police station. Under arrest She was taken into custody on a charge of drowning her illegitimate child in the River Wandle. Her defence was that she had decided to walk from Wimbledon station to Tooting, about 2¼ miles. She had taken a path which was rarely used and very marshy (locally called “going through the quick”). Feeling faint, she rested on the railings across a bridge over the river near to a flour mill, she lost hold of her umbrella in the wind, and on bending down to retrieve it, collapsed and lost hold of the baby, which fell into the water. She became frightened and confused over the incident; “she did not know whether she stood on her head or on her heels “and did not mention it to anyone, let alone the police, other than her mother (Maria) on reaching home at 9pm. Her mother confirmed her daughter’s story, and said that she had looked in the newspapers the next morning to see if a baby had been found. According to the police, Anne Maria had already had a child by a “respectable young man”, and it was suspected he was also the father of the baby girl. The majority of jurors at the inquest before William Carter the coroner for East Surrey found her guilty of “wilful murder” but the proceedings had to be adjourned by request of her mother so she could organise a defence lawyer, and Anne Maria had to be held in custody at the infirmary attached to the workhouse, to be brought back before the local bench at a later date. The inquest was resumed on 26th February at the Horse and Groom in Haydons Road. Charlotte Hicks also a laundress, who lived next door to the Robinsons, stated that she had inquired about the baby on the Wednesday, to be told by Anne Maria that it was dead as it had been born prematurely. The following day, Hicks told Anne Maria that she had heard her baby was still alive, and was told by Robinson that was correct, and she was with a wet nurse in Wimbledon. The jury found Anne Maria guilty of wilful murder and sent her for trial at Wandsworth Police Court. Her next appearance was on 9th March before James (later

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Sir James) Ingham at Wandsworth. A letter dated 18th February (Thursday) was read .This had been sent by Anne Maria to Mrs Collett at New Malden, and was attached to a large woollen shawl which Mrs Collett had lent Anne Maria in which to wrap the baby when she left on the Wednesday night. The letter stated she had arrived home safe, and her mother would be calling on her to settle the account for her services. Although Mrs Collett did not charge, there were the doctor’s fees to pay. There was no mention of the child in the letter. Mr Smith the medical officer of the workhouse said that when Anne Maria was brought into the institution on 21st February, she was exhausted, and he confirmed that if she was in the same state after walking from Wimbledon station carrying a child and umbrella it may have caused her to faint. Nevertheless Mr Ingham committed her for trial at Kingston Assizes for murder. The trial at Kingston The day of the trial at Kingston before Baron Bramwell duly arrived on 24th March, and when Anne Maria appeared in the dock she appeared to many observers to look much younger than her age (19). She soon started to scream and cry, “What are they going to do with me, Oh, mother what are they going to do”. This brought on a fainting fit from her mother, who had to be removed from the court. After order had been restored, Drewett was first to be cross-examined, and said that the bridge was not broken, but there was only a single rail on both sides. The water was about five foot deep, and there was no bank nearby. Martha Collett was then called, and related that Robinson had lodged at her house for six weeks in total. When she saw that she was getting ready to leave on 17th , she asked her not to go on such a night (raining and foggy), but instead to go to church with her and she would take her home in the morning. Anne Maria told her that her mother wanted her home, and headed off towards Malden railway station. She left on a train at 6.45pm and the journey to Wimbledon took about six minutes. She (Martha) visited the Robinson’s house on 19th February after hearing about the discovery of a baby’s body, and demanded to see the young child. She was told it was not there, and both Anne Maria and her mother accompanied Mrs Collett to the police station after she told them about the body in the river. Mrs Collett stated that Anne Maria had always treated the baby kindly, as she had with her first child, although she had never seen her kiss the baby. Richard Drewitt who lived close to the bridge was called. He said he was at home suffering from gout, and did not go to bed until 10pm. He had a light burning which could be seen from the bridge, but nobody called on him. The defence council Douglas Straight, (later Sir Douglas) made a good case as to how the evidence accurately reflected Anne Maria testimony, and the loss of the child was a terrible accident. The shawl had been retained because Anne Maria made a grab for the baby when she fell, but the child fell out of the cover and she was left just


holding the shawl. The bridge was known as a dangerous place, and the river was swollen by the heavy rain. The local surgeon confirmed what the workhouse doctor had stated that such a young girl who had recently given birth would likely feel faint after walking that distance. After about half an hour’s deliberation, the jury took a merciful view and acquitted the girl, and Anne Maria left the court with her mother. Later lives Readers may be interested to know what happened to the major persons involved in this article. Martha Collett the midwife died within the next 12 months, she was 60 years old. Maria Robinson the mother of Anne Maria died in 1877 aged 65. James Ingham the magistrate at Wandsworth police court became the chief magistrate throughout London in 1876 the same year he was knighted; he died in 1890 age 83. Thomas Collett shoemaker and husband of Martha carried on living in New Malden, firstly in the Market Place, then Sycamore Grove, ending his days in Northcote Road. He died in 1891 aged 83, and is buried in Kingston Cemetery. William Carter the coroner, became the chief coroner for Surrey and did not retired until he was 81, he died in 1892 aged 85. Baron Bramwell the judge at Kingston Assizes became a privy councillor in 1876 and a baron in 1882. He died in 1892 aged 83.

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As for Anne Maria, she married the following year (1870) David Skelton a labourer from Beddington. They had at least seven children, the eldest of which, Henry became a jockey riding in Great Britain, and Russia. He was known as the “Sparrow King Of Sutton” on account of his small stature. His daughter who carried on the laundry work from her mother, and grandmother, was the only person allowed to iron Harry Secombe’s shirts in the local laundry in Sutton. (My thanks to Des Adams for providing the information on the Skeltons). Anne Maria died in 1909 aged 59. Finally, Douglas Straight the young barrister who acted on behalf of Anne Maria at the Assizes, and was instrumental in her acquittal. He was elected an MP the following year, and later became a judge in India for thirteen years. On his return to England he was knighted, and became editor of the Pall Mall Gazette for thirteen years. He died in 1914 aged 69. Illustrations 1) Market Place New Malden 2) Baron Bramwell judge at Kingston Assizes 3) Douglas Straight defending barrister in court case

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Was your child at Learning Land? 10 years ago, the unused and unloved sports pavilion in Beverley Park was suddenly again filled with the sound of children laughing (as well as babies crying!!) as a new pre-school nursery for New Malden (then known as ‘Learning Land’) was opened. Filling a much needed gap for additional nursery care for the growing number of working mums and dads in the area, Learning Land – founded by Estelle James, who still manages the business today – provided a safe, fun and homely environment for around 18 children aged from 3 months up until school age. So now, a decade later, many of the first babies to ever attend the “nursery in the Park” as it is fondly known, are now growing up fast and preparing to leave primary school! And to mark this milestone, local mum, Helena Rebello

New Malden’s Village Voice successfully provides a platform for community information on a level and in a way that had not been achieved before. Here at last was a high class, good quality, highly readable product that appeals to people, businesses, churches, clubs, charities and other organisations. Jenny has applied her consummate skills to provide something for everyone. The Village Voice is a must for advertisers and I can speak from experience. If you want to get the community's attention the Village Voice does it for you and gets results. Few would argue that our community in New Malden, through Village Voice, has regained its pride and community spirit in being what it has always affectionately been referred to down through the years - namely "The Village" Mick Taviner

(whose eldest son was one of the first to join Learning Land in 2002, closely followed by his two younger brothers) is organising a celebratory picnic in Beverley Park on Sunday September 9th, 3pm – 5pm. Helena says: “All of the parents whose children attended Estelle’s nursery over the years have such fond memories. Nativity plays, teddy bears picnics, outside games and storytimes . But above all, wonderful care from all of the lovely ‘girls’ who work there - as well as the lifelong friendships that have been forged among both the children and parents.” Helena adds; “It’s really tough when you have to leave your little one for the first time – and many of us remember shedding tears as we walked down Dukes Avenue towards the station for our first day back at work after maternity leave. But knowing our children were in such safe hands and having such fun made it all the more bearable and we all want to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the nursery by holding an extra-special picnic in September.” Any former parents, children or staff from Learning Land (now called First Insight to Learning) Day Nursery, are invited to attend the picnic (to be held on the grass outside the nursery). Past parents and children from as far away as Shropshire are coming back to New Malden for the event, so everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact Helena on 07958 077423

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Even The Samba Slows... It appears that someone is slowing the Samba in Sao Paulo. The exciting tempo that was the growth of the world’s second largest developing economy has been showing some serious signs of faltering. The golden period of President Lula was always going to be hard to sustain, and it has been unfortunate for the new President, Dilma Rousseff, that she was inevitably going to see a more difficult economic climate. The Brazilian consumer has been one of the primary drivers of the economy over the past few years; however now it seems that the consumer led drive is faltering. Last week retail figures were expected to rise from April by some 0.6%; in fact they dropped by 0.8% which was the largest fall since November 2008. No doubt these were amongst the reasons that Copom (the central bank monetary policy committee) decided to cut rates by 0.5% to 8% (it was the eighth consecutive

cut since last August, when the Selic rate stood at 12.5%). They seem to be less concerned about inflationary pressures and are trying to inspire some recovery to boost the economy which has grown by a mere 0.2% on a quarterly basis since the middle of last year. Although car sales were up a little, primarily due to a tax change, construction plunged 11.3% over the month. With exports slowing and even some manufacturing returning to home territories, the authorities are seriously concerned about the sustainability of future growth levels. In stark contrast though, earlier last week the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its composite leading indicators and reported on the Brazilian economy. Interestingly, it came out telling a very different story. In fact the OECD indicator for the economy -- South America’s largest, is signalling a turnaround in growth, and is one of the few country or regional indicators to do so. Almost every other country and region signalled economic activity below long-term trend or significantly moderating. While Japan, the U.S. and Russia all showed continued improvement in activity, the overall trend in the last quarter suggests a moderation in growth. The biggest surprise in the data was the significant slowdown in Indian and Chinese activity, a worrying sign for emerging markets dependent on commodity exports. measure is an index of 200 economic series that usually correspond to changes in the business cycle. While no index can perfectly call a slowdown in economic

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activity, the OECD measure is fairly well respected for its robustness and accuracy. For Brazil, expectations have been driven down to growth of just 2.0% for this year and sentiment is extremely negative. However, when faced with an uncertain global economy, the government seems to be turning to a series of heavy-handed policies influenced by populist sentiment and industrial cronyism. This is often seen with policies which seem almost protectionist in their attitudes. Squeezed by a strong national currency, Brazilian manufacturers have found themselves becoming increasingly

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Spare room search YMCA London South West is launching the Young People’s Supported Lodgings scheme in the Royal Borough of Kingston and are looking for some ‘amazing people’ in the local Borough who are able to rent out their spare room to a young person. The scheme matches hosts with young people aged 16 to 25, who have low support needs but maybe lack the confidence and skills needed to live independently. Currently many of these young people are referred to hostels such as YMCA Surbiton who provide supported housing to those who find themselves homeless. Zoe Sargent, the Supported Lodging’s Co-ordinator, said “It’s surprising just how many young people need this sort of housing in the Borough. Many are at College or just starting working life and though we can accommodate them at YMCA Surbiton, their

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Be a Sport! Inspired by the Olympics? Want to try an Olympic Sport? Well you can! Come to Kingston Town Centre on the 19th August from 12 noon to 4pm and you can try many sports for FREE.

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The Active Kingston Team have got together with our lovely local sports clubs, leisure centres and National Governing Bodies to bring you an afternoon of fun and inclusive sport and activity to try. ‘Be a Sport’ is part We’ll see you on the 19th!! of Go Kingston’s Cultural Programme of Events and we want you to help us celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by joining us and giving sport a go! Activities are open to everyone and include basketball, fencing, rugby, tennis, table tennis, capoeira, karate, squash, cheerleading, fitness tasters, cycling, judo, golf, boccia. All of these and more will be in the Market Quality professional service • Clean, efficient and mess free Place, Memorial Gardens, Eden Walk and Clarence Competitive pricing • Free quotes • Punctual and reliable Street - you can’t miss it! So take advantage of this Cut above References on request • No job to big or small weekend’s break before the Paralympic Games begin,Professional decorating dust off those trainers and get into town to try a Telephone: 07512212149 variety of sports on offer. Ask for Jonathan Kingston Council’s Active Kingston Team work professional service closely with partners to develop, promote and bring•• Quality Clean, efficient and mess free

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challenges of worrying about out how much milk is enough, a colicy baby, tongue tie difficulties or maybe you have a baby that will only feed to sleep (very normal!). You may be pregnant and worried about how you’re going to breastfeed a newborn and look after your toddler or how to breastfeed twins! You might have questions about starting solid food or may be looking to the future and finding out your options when you return to work. Just knowing that there are other mums who have been through it all and can offer ideas that worked for them, as well as a range of books and leaflets for mums to browse or borrow and having a sympathetic group to chat to has helped many mums feel more confident in finding a way that suits them and their family. LLL Kingston meets at the New Malden Childrens Centre on the 1st Friday of each month, 1pm - 3pm. All pregnant and nursing mothers are welcome and children are always welcome at LLL meetings. See or call Nik Harris, LLL Leader on 020 8404 3821

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Recollections of Maldens and Coombe ‘The way things were’ Can you please help us by providing your recollections, memories, stories and anecdotes of Old Malden, New Malden and Coombe? Have you any photos or even home movies which show the way things were?

please contact: Maldens and Coombe Heritage Group C/O Mary Clarke 135c South Lane New Malden KT3 5HQ.

The newly-formed “Maldens and Coombe Heritage Group” is set on collating local history that does not appear in any history book and which solely remains in the memories of the people who lived here. The memories can be as simple as a one-line memory of a street, a building, shopkeeper, a school teacher, the way things were, anything you wish to share! It can be a paragraph recalling some aspect of the village, a special day perhaps, fields of corn, the pottery, the Kingston bypass, absolutely anything. Local history is, what it says, ‘local’ and your memories are OUR history and without your help present and future generations will have no reference, no source and the history will be lost forever. Your memories, photos, etc. (if you are willing to share them) are like pages of a history book that have been separated and have blown, by the wind of change and ravages of time, to all the different streets in the area!! We are intent on collecting up all these loose pages such that the local history is pieced together. In time, the aim would be to make the recollections available to all – perhaps in a loose leaf news letter or as a separate article in Village Voice, etc. In all instances and circumstances privacy will be maintained! No addresses will be published and only first names would accompany the memory so as to add a personal touch. Photos, etc. would simply be copied – not kept - and you would therefore retain the originals. If you can assist us and wish to share with us your recollections and old photos, we would love to hear from you. Please write to “Recollections” c/o Maldens and Coombe Heritage Group, 52 Blagdon Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 4AE or by email, (PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY ORIGINAL PHOTOS OR DOCUMENTS – JUST ADVISE US HOW WE MAY CONTACT YOU.) (if you would like to assist or attend our next meeting


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What’s on The Children are breaking up from school, the weather is fine and you have long, hot days to fill? What about a PICNIC IN THE PARK. Nonsuch Park offers beautiful surroundings together with an abundance of local history. NONSUCH MUSEUM offers revelations about the lives of the early 19th Century where you can explore The Dairy, Scullery, larders, laundry. Friends of Nonsuch have provided an easy to follow guide for the children (available in the shop) which will have them intrigued. Going further back in time The Gallery houses the newly commissioned Model of the original and much heralded Nonsuch Palace built by Henry VIII after the birth of his son Edward in 1537to celebrate the Tudor dynasty. “None Such” because it would have no equal. It even made the diary of Samuel Pepys who wrote a few details in his diary when he went to Nonsuch in September 1665. Elizabeth Ist used to hunt in the grounds. So – visit, picnic or refreshments in Bovington’s cafe – Nonsuch Park is the perfect place for all the family. Combined opening of Service Wing Museum and Nonsuch Palace Model – Sundays 12th August and 26th August (entry £3.00 – Concessions £2.00. Children under 16 and Members free) and Bank Holiday Monday 27th August (entry free). 2 – 5 p.m. Nonsuch Palace Model in the Nonsuch Gallery – Sundays 5th and 19th August - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. £2.50 Concessions £2.00. Children and Members free. Website: www. Rose Theatre Kingston. 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL, Box Office: 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) (bkg fee) The Big Screen Fri 27 Jul to Sun 5 Aug Free !!! The Rose auditorium will hold possibly the biggest screen you’ve ever seen as we open our doors to the people of Kingston and show live highlights from the London 2012 Olympic Games between 27 July and 5 August. An 80 inch plasma screen is in the café until the closing ceremony of the Paralympic games on 9 September. Pinocchio Thu 2 – Sun 5 Aug Thu 1.30pm & 4pm Fri 11am & 1.30pm Sat 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm Sun 11am & 1.30pm Tickets: £8 - £12 For everyone aged 4 and upwards Steve Tiplady, as Geppetto, uses the objects of a carpenter’s workshop to tell the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father. Leave reality behind and go on a 60-minute magical journey as Pinocchio is carved on stage, brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a giant shark! Mort - The Musical Wed 29 Aug – Sat 1 Sep Wed–Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm By Terry Pratchett


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Below is a short description of the day from one of our young athletes! On Sunday 8th July we were looking forward to going to the Funday Sunday in Beverley Park, but when we woke up it was a horrid day, really rainy. We waited to see and just after 12 , the sun came out! We went to the park and so did lots of people. It was great fun. We entered lots of races and had a go at welly throwing . I had a burger from the BBQ and my mum had a curry and a glass of pimms! It was really sunny in the afternoon and Andy Murray was playing in the Wimbledon final which was showing on a big screen. We had a great time at Funday and will definitely go again next year!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Funday Sunday as part of Malden Fortnight. Despite an awful start to the day weather wise, it ended very well and we were so blessed that New Malden is such a wonderful, supportive community who turned out despite the rainclouds. A huge thank you to you all, to all those who worked so hard on the day and before to make it a success and to the very many generous companies and individuals who donated goods enabling us to raise an amazing £3868! This will provide thousands of meals and much needed education and care for the orphans we take care of in the Kibera Slum, Nairobi. Thankyou!

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Inventions - Elevators “Welcome to Canary Wharf - the office you require is on the 18th floor.” Or “Welcome to the Eiffel Tower. There are wonderful views of the city from the Observation Level.” A world without elevators is unthinkable. Elevators may be considered modern inventions however they are first referenced by Roman architect Vitruvius who reported that Archimedes (c287BCc212BC) constructed one in about 236BC. One of the most famous ancient lifts, a cab on hemp rope elevated manually, is at the Sinai monastery in Egypt and the ’Book of Secrets’ by Ibn Khalaf al-Muradi in Islamic Spain described the use of an elevator-like lifting mechanism for heavy equipment. Early elevators used manual hoists or winders but by 1793 the first screw-

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Your Plants Don’t Want a ‘Holiday’ by Pippa Greenwood

If you’re going on holiday shortly, don’t forget that your garden and plants will appreciate some TLC before you leave. Time spent sorting out your plants will help keep them going and make your house look less abandoned in your absence whilst you’re away. Make sure you take care of your lawn. Give it a thorough mowing, cutting it short but without ‘scalping’ it. Take a pair of lawn edging shears, a half-moon edger or simply a sharp spade and neaten all the edges, including those next to flower beds. Edging lasts far longer than mowing, it will stop the lawn moving into the flower beds and make the grass appear more recently maintained. Make sure that all plants, especially those in containers and those forming fruit are fed well. Liquid feeds have the speediest response but controlled release fertiliser granules will last for longer. If you use a dry or granular feed, make sure that you water it well unless rain is expected. Persuade a friend or neighbour to pop in and do some watering and suggest they pick the sweet-peas and harvest some veg so you’ll both benefit. A good, thorough watering of the garden will mean that plants in open ground should be unharmed by hot weather for a good while. Plants in pots and tubs are totally reliant on you if there isn’t much rain, so make these your priority. Many plants cease flowering if faded flowers are left and allowed to start to form seeds, so remove every faded bloom before you leave. I suggest ‘dead heading’ not only the faded flowers, but also those just starting to fade. A sharp pair of scissors or just your finger and thumb should do the trick. Hanging baskets are invariably in the hottest, sunniest parts of the garden and with their roots in the air they are especially prone to drought. Unless they will be regularly watered, it’s best to carefully lower hanging baskets and stand each one on its own pot in a shady spot where it will dry out less quickly. Planters and patio pots lose moisture very readily especially if the weather is hot or windy. By carefully grouping the pots together in one place you’ll create shade around the roots of the pots, reducing the risk of drought and heat damage. Try to position more drought tolerant patio plants towards the outer edge of the group, and drought prone plants towards the cooler


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Clubs To feature inthis section email Monday 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. Tuesday 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 back-up 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 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 1.453.15pm 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. Wednesday MALDEN & COOMBE SOCIAL CLUB FOR THE BLIND WHEN: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 2pm to 4pmContact; Mike Ball 02089420819 Volunteer drivers/helpers VERY welcome ROYAL BRITISH LEGION MALDEN &

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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. Thursday MALDEN CAMERA CLUB Where: New Malden Library, Kingston Road When: Thursday evenings throughout the year at 7.45pm Contact: www. 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 7.50 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. Friday MALDEN ARTS ASSOCIATION Everyone is welcome including non-artists. We meet once a month on a Friday afternoon in the Malden Centre, Cocks Crescent, Blagdon Road, New Malden, Surrey at 4.00pm.prompt. Visitors are welcome. Contact: Joyce Clay on 0208 540 6578. 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. uk/groups/epsom. Saturday 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

General EMANUEL RUGBY Where: Shannon Corner, KT3 4PU When: Adults Mondays & Wednesdays 7.30pm, Saturday 2-3pm. Children Sunday 10:30am Contact: info@ 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. 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. FROM THE GROUND UP local affordable organic box scheme - Kingston’s own - fresh organic veg, fruit, bread, cheese and preserves at exceptional prices. Collection every Saturday from Kingston or Surbiton. Contact for details

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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 aimed at age 3+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. 10.30-11am, Rhyme time aimed at age 0-3 Kingston Library. 9.30-12.30 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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We are the champions! 8,000 players representing 1,000 schools took part in the Under 11 Premier League’s schools tournament. Boys from Corpus Christi Catholic School representing Fulham qualified unbeaten through area competitions to reach the finals which took place earlier this month at the ‘Emirates’. At 6.40 in the morning the team assembled to make their journey to the famous stadium where they were drawn to play Everton, Norwich, Man City and Sunderland at the group stage. Without conceding a goal the Corpus Christi team, captained by Kit Elliot, flew through to the semi-finals where they battled against Blackburn - the result was a 1-0 victory. The final, against the only other unbeaten team , Tottenham Hotspur saw the teams coaches, Tony Mesourouni and Adam Wicks cheer their

boys on in a match that lasted 10 minutes but seemed like 50! The tense game which saw skilful passing using the full width of the pitch saw our boys score 2 fantastic goals and they went on to lift the trophy presented by Richard Scudamore, Chief Executive of the Premier League and Dion Dublin, ex-footballer. The boys returned exhausted to school after a 12 hour day holding the cup and grinning letting us all know it was the best day of their lives.

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Crop Circle Season It’s August, and although the crop circle season is nearing its end, now is the best time to go out and see what delights the Andy Goldsworthys of the skies have left us to marvel at this year. Actually, crop circles “appear” around the world throughout spring, summer, and autumn – whenever and wherever there’s a standing crop. But with a fair chance of decent weather and the kids on holiday and needing some diversion, August may be the right month to go and see one, perhaps as part of a day out in the country which might include a pub lunch and a couple of hours in a traffic jam on the A303 (because an awful lot of crop circles “appear” in the Stonehenge area). I say “appear” in quotation marks because of course the contentiousness about them is how they’re made, or more especially who or what they’re made by: freak

weather, outer space visitors or human pranksters. Crop circles have been reported sporadically since the 17th century, and the first investigation of their cause, in Surrey in 1880, put them down to “cyclonic wind action”, extraterrestrials having not yet been thought of. From the 1970s, though, they were reported more and more often, attracting more media attention and more theories about their origin. I needn’t go into detail, but by 1991 there was a large body of opinion that they were the work of UFOs or their occupants. Unfortunately for the UFO theorists, in that year a couple of blokes called Doug Brewer and Dave Chorley claimed to have made most if not all of them using nothing more sophisticated than a plank and a length of rope, and were more than happy to be filmed doing so. Since then there have been crop circle competitions and manufacturers including Nike have used their logos rendered as crop circles in advertising. There’s even a group called Circlemakers that specialises in creating ever more intricate patterns and, like Doug

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and Dave, is happy to be filmed doing it. But it takes more than a video of a couple of guys with a plank and a length of rope to convince the UFO theorists and although I don’t wish to be disrespectful of sincerely-held views it always seems a bit strange to me to favour a theory you can’t prove over an alternative that can be demonstrated, filmed, and repeated on demand. The UFO theorists – who, given their refusal to believe the evidence of their own eyes, ought to be called the “sceptics” in this case – can point to lots of oddities and anomalies that suggest that Doug, Dave and their successors didn’t create all of the crop circles in the world; but then, we don’t know who painted all of the paintings in the world, but that’s no reason to suggest that extraterrestrials did. I raise the subject of paintings deliberately, because I don’t really care whether it was a couple of blokes or alien astronauts: my point is, crop circles are beautiful and they serve no practical purpose - to me that makes them art. Anyway, believe what you want to believe. But if you’re having one of those Dunkirk-spirit make-the-bestof-the-recession “holidays at home” this August, just Google one of the million or so regularly-updated websites devoted to the subject, choose a crop circle near you, and visit it.You’ll love it. Who needs art galleries?

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