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Shepperton Fair 2017 Report and Photos


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December 2018

Issue 86

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So this is it! Christmas is round the corner. Local community events are already underway to get you in the mood. The much anticipated Big Tree Night is alive and well and will be on December 12th. Well done to all the volunteers from the community who are working hard to make it happen. Look out too for the elves of the Rotary Club who will be out with their sleigh. Dates in this issue. We have two story of bridges in this issue. We all know the rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down but did you know that the remains of the old bridge went to shore up Desborough Island? And did you know Walton Bridge had fallen down? Indeed it did, but that was 1859 so not to worry!

December 2018 Congratulations to Friends of Ash Link who received the Queen s Award for Voluntary Service. What an honour. It is like getting an MBE. If you haven t visited Nutty Lane or Watersplash Meadow do go and take a look. It is quite something to have such an oasis in an urban setting. We would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year. Until 2019 then!

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Beauclerc House, Sunbury 4 London Bridge Remains 6 Big Tree Night December 12th 9 Happy 175th to the Christmas Card 10 Rotary Sleigh Christmas Rounds 12 EA Action on Reclaim Riverbank 15 Beware Scammer in our Midst 17 A Tree-mendous Problem 18 Update from Your Councillors 21 Queen s Award for Volunteering 24 Spelthorne/Shepperton Remembered 27 Recipe of the Month 31 New Camera? Not Sure What to Do? 32 Thamesmead Celebrates Movies 35 Laleham Residents Update 36 Surrey CC. Have Your Say 38 Walton Bridge Falling Down! 42 Charlton Village Residents Update 45 Gardening Matters 48 What s On 50/53 Ad Index and Costs 54

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Beauclerc House, Sunbury By Nick Pollard

This grand Victorian house was originally called Rippledene, but there is a mystery about its origins. There was a local tradition that the house had been moved stone by stone from the south of the river when the Metropolitan Water Board acquired the land it stood on. Unlikely as it may seem, there may be some truth to this, as when it was demolished in 1967, its stones were found to be numbered, which would be unlikely in the case of a new building. Having said this, the mystery remains as to which house it might have been. The most likely candidate seemed to be Apps Court in Walton, which stood on the site of the Bessborough reservoir, between Hurst Road and Walton Road, but the dates don t quite seem to add up, as construction of the reservoir began in 1898 whereas Rippledene appears in the 1891 census, and the house appears to have been a different style, so the mystery remains. The census tells us that the house was lived in by James Matthews, a banker and prominent Freemason, together with his wife Sarah, 2 daughters, 4 sons and 4 servants (cook, housemaid, nurse and page), as well as 2 visitors, so it was quite a full house on census day. In 1931 the house became a private school. The photo, taken in about 1950, shows the garden front, with a flight of steps leading into the grounds from French windows.. The school had been founded at Bay Villas, Green Street, about 1894, subsequently moving to a house at the end of the south side of Sutherland Avenue in 1906, before moving again to the Old Vicarage. When it moved to Rippledene, the name of the house was changed to Beauclerc, but the reason is unknown. Eventually the house was demolished (for the second time if we are to believe the old tale), but this time permanently. Its site is now occupied by Beauclerc Infant School, so at least the name lives on. To learn more about Sunbury s history, see A History of Sunbury-on-Thames , published by the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society and available from Squire s Garden Centre or via the society s website www.sslhs.org.uk. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts



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Thanks to reader Brian who contacted us with some very interesting information. According to the Thames Highway by Fred S Thacker in 1838 a great deal of stone from old London Bridge was used upon the towpaths and other works in the City s jurisdiction, especially in the Shepperton and Walton districts. Brian lives opposite Desborough Island so looks across to the significant stones every day. These photos of the remaining towpath around Desborough Island indicates was constructed using stones from the old medieval London Bridge.

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Big Tree Night - December 12th

I am sure you know that one of the two main events of the community calendar (the other of course the Shepperton Fair in June) is happening on December 12th 2018. The Shepperton and District Community committee have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to make Big Tree Night a night to remember. They would like to thank all the generous sponsors who help make this event happen. The High Street will be once again lined with stalls. Charities and local community groups are represented. It is a great place for them to raise much needed funds. Local goodies and gifts will be on sale from artisan suppliers. There are food stalls galore, from churros to burgers, sausages to pancakes and lots more in between. There is mulled wine at various stalls. If you indulge too much over Christmas you can sign up to get fit at local fitness establishments too. The Steam engines are back on display in front of the Library, the Shepperton and Ashford Scouts groups are there along with Sunbury Sea Cadets and Shepperton Studios has a stall supporting the local community. Playtime Nursery will be offering face painting, and Redz Streetdance will be doing a demonstration. The Rotary and Purple Angels will be at the village hall on the Big Tree night to give free drinks and cakes to the elderly. You don t like to miss the event but it can be a cold experience. The event opens at 5pm and Santa and his reindeer will be arriving to trot down the high street at 6.20. Carols will follow the official opening at 6.30pm. The High Street will close from 1pm9pm so do plan accordingly. Have a great night!

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Happy 175th Birthday to the Christmas Card 1st Dec 1843

John Callcott Horsley, (January 29, 1817 - October 18, 1903, ) was a British narrative painter best known as the designer of the first Christmas card which was created in 1843 for Callcott s friend Sir Henry Cole. Cole was a very busy man who didn t have time to write to all his family and friends at Christmas time, so he turned to his friend Horsley to illustrate his idea. The cards were considered such a success that an edition of 1,000 was placed on sale in London selling for a shilling each. It was lithographed on stiff cardboard, 51/8 by 31/4 inches, in dark sepia and hand-coloured. The card seen above is a triptych; the centre shows a family party in progress, beneath which is the greeting A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You. The side panels depict acts of charity, with the poor being given food and clothing. It was the most popular card of the Victorian Era. It caused some controversy however, because it deJohn Horsley picted a small child drinking wine. John Horsley also designed the Horsley envelope , a pre-paid envelope that was the precursor to the postage stamp. In 2001, one of the eighteen original cards which are known to be still in existence was sold at auction for ÂŁ22,500. This card belonged to Cole s grandmother and she received it in 1843. As a painter he was called Mr. J. C(lothes) Horsley because of his protests against paintings of the nude. A pupil of the Royal Academy, he achieved popular success before the age of 20, although he was criticized for his failure to master the fundamentals of structure and movement because of his reluctance to study the nude model. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts



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Rotary Bring Christmas Cheer with Santa and Sleigh

It is nearly Christmas and all our elves have been busily repairing our Sleigh after the hard work of last year. As in the past, the Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury will be accompanying Santa around the street of Shepperton collecting for our charities. All monies collected will go to Charity, not a penny will be spent on administration. The sleigh and Santa will be visiting, after 6 pm, the following roads on these days. December 4th School Lane, Burchetts Way, Westbury Close, Manor Farm Ave., Grant close, Shepherds Close, Shepperton Court, Barton Close and Mere Road. December 5th Western Drive, Nell Gwynne Ave., Caesar s Way, Durrell Way, Russington, West Way, Gaston Bridge road, Linsey Drive, Gordon Road, Mitre Close. December 11th Old Charlton Road, Lois Drive, Barbara Close, Crescent Road, Linden Way, Station Road, Station Approach, Govett Ave., Gaston Way, Catlin Crescent, Green Lane, Dupas Close. December 21st Manygate Lane, Richmond Drive, Kilmiston Ave., Bruce Ave., Copthorne Close, Thamesfield Mews, Dunboe Place, Cliveden Gardens, Melrvyn Road, Glebelands Gardens, Broadlands Ave. Rotary is an organisation which combines having fun with the serious intent of raising money for charity. There is a strong social element in everything we do. This includes a Sports afternoon every Thursday and interclub competitions. Interested in having fun and helping others - Rotary might be the organisation for you. If iso, please give me a call or email me. Details below. The Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury meet at the Holiday Inn on Monday evenings and our Sister Club, Aurora, meet at the same venue on a Wednesday morning. If you are interested, contact Chris at 01932 231 596 or 07961 37 10 27. email: chris@leightons.me.uk

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EA Action on Reclaim Riverbank Campaign By David Garrett, RoR2

There has been an amazing response to our Reclaim our Riverbank 2 campaign. We started in late September, spreading the news with flyers through local riverside letterboxes and by word of mouth. The response was very heartening, and the initial support soon turned into a flood. Then the November Village Matters magazines came out (Molesey Matters prompted a huge response) and we could barely keep up! At the moment (November 10th) we have 260 supporters, most of them resident in either Spelthorne or Elmbridge, all enjoying regular updates and newsletters. We have made it a priority to build up a good working relationship with the Environment Agency team based at Shepperton lock, and this has really paid off. The local EA have not enjoyed a great press due to the perceived lack of response to abuses of the river. This has led to a vicious circle in which their time is spent dealing with complaints (which they are duty bound to answer), thus being unable to fully pursue the necessary corrective action, thus leading to more complaints etc. We have asked our supporters to make comments and complaints about abandoned boats to RoR2 directly and trust us to bring concerns up at our regular meetings with the EA team. Instead of being bombarded by a dozen emails on the same subject the EA get a regular face to face meeting with us and have much more time to be out and about on the river! This is paying off. In mid-October they launched an operation to pick up the sunken wrecks that litter the river, and then in early November commenced a big clean-up operation against the enormous long-term community of illegally moored boats opposite Aquarius Sailing Club, taking abandoned boats away to be crushed and towing away registration offenders. There is much more work to be done, but already the effect on that piece of riverbank is remarkable. The problem with the big slum boats remains, but this one will To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991


have to be sorted out in the courts. A big legal battle is brewing. We must be patient in the meanwhile. It is incredible that bookings.com continues to host advertising for the disgusting accommodation offered on board some of these slum boats, and RoR2 has sent copies of some of the more graphic reviews to the senior caseworker for Dominic Raab MP. Several RoR2 supporters wrote to bookings.com requesting that they stop advertising this filth on the river, but previous efforts to have the listing taken down have come to nothing. Going..

Our thanks to Village Matters Magazines for giving us this opportunity to update our news, and many thanks to all our supporters. If you are not yet one of them you can of course register your support by emailing us at reclaimourriverbank2@gmail.com. Please can you specify your postcode. It is important that we get a picture of where our supporters are. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Do You Recognise This Man? Help Stop Him Scamming

Surrey Police have released an E-fit image of a man they want to talk to about a burglary a couple of months ago at the home of an elderly man in Lower Sunbury. Do you recognise him? From reports we have heard, this is not an isolated incident. Be aware! The suspect reportedly accessed a property in the Halliford Road area at around 11am by pretending to be a builder. The victim, a 99-year-old man, was unable to prevent the man from coming in. Upon entering, the suspect allegedly went into various rooms, looking for leaks in the house. After walking the suspect out of the house, the victim then discovered that several items were missing, including a 150 year old silver fruit bowl, a picture frame, some trophies and a carriage clock.. Anyone with any information about who the man is should contact Surrey Police on 101 or use report.police.uk and quote the reference number PR/ 45180096557. Alternatively you can report information in anonymity to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Remember, most people who call at your home will be genuine but sometimes people turn up unannounced, with the intention of tricking their way into your home. You should always be aware when someone you don't know calls at your door. They can be convincing and often persuasive. Bogus callers may be smartly dressed and claim to be from the council, the police, health organisations, or gas, water or electricity companies. They may be dealers offering to buy your jewellery, antiques or furniture at what seems to be a good price but could actually be a lot less than the item is worth. They may be workmen trying to persuade you that you need urgent repairs doing to your home. You also need to be careful of callers offering to make building repairs or to tarmac your drive. Sometimes they can ask for money in advance or even overcharge you. For more burglary advice visit www.surrey.police.uk/burglary

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Tree-mendous Problem of old Oak

Bill Rawcliffe contacted us with a sad tale of his very large tree. His family moved to St Nicholas Drive in 1975. The front of the house was graced with a very large and very old (maybe 300 years) oak tree which had a TPO on it. The tree is quite a sight in St Nicholas Drive and the family were happy to have such a beauty on their plot. But the problem with a TPO is that you take on all the maintenance and upkeep of said tree when you buy the property. In this case Bill estimates he has spent ÂŁ5000 in the past 43 years on thinning and maintaining it (with permission of course). But recently a large limb broke off and the family has been told their tree is in a dangerous state with a root munching fungus having weakened the tree beyond help. A request for felling has been sent to Spelthorne and no objection raise, so this magnificent giant will end its days in early December at the cost to Bill of over ÂŁ2000. A sad ending indeed but also a huge bill for Bill! So, if you buy a house with a TPO on a tree, make friends with a good local tree surgeon. You will need him!

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Update from Your Councillors Welcome to our update which covers current matters involving your Surrey and Spelthorne Councils which affect local residents. We do very much welcome any questions you might have, or suggestions for any items you would like covered - please refer to our direct contact details below. encourage LALEHAM, SHEPPERTON GREEN, CHARLTON VILLAGE AND LITTLETON Spelthorne will shortly determine the planning application for the expansion of Shepperton Studios. Whilst we applaud the continued success of this vital local employer, we will continue to work closely with our Surrey County Councillor, Richard Walsh, to negotiate and address the traffic management issues that are expected to be a factor should the application be approved. Areas impacted would particularly be Shepperton Green, Laleham and Charlton Village. Discussions include proposals for roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and speed reduction measures. We are liaising with the Studios and all local residents on this matter. Together with Richard Walsh, we have been successful in securing Average Speed Cameras for Charlton Village. We are pleased to announce that contractors have now been appointed and will be meeting with local councillors and members of the residents association to discuss the details of installation which is due to take place in December. Your councillors will continue their regular meetings with local residents. Progress on working to resolve the flooding problem on Charlton Road continues. Following on from mapping the system, extensive work is being carried out on clearing silt from soakaways. Several Planning Enforcement issues are being followed up to stop unapproved activities in the areas we represent. SHEPPERTON TOWN Anti-social behaviour has over the years been cyclical with Glebeland Gardens and the day centre at times a focus for unwanted and unacceptable behaviour. Regrettably this is one such period and we are working hard on behalf of residents with the police and youth service to combat the current antisocial behaviour. Please do keep us informed of any disturbances that you experience. In the last issue we reported on the brick wall in Chertsey Road, built contrary to planning approval.

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The council has successfully taken the owner to court and the result was a heavy fine for contempt. Since then the rest of the site has been fenced and a stop order issued. The council has now received an application for retrospective planning permission. We are also pursuing residents complaints elsewhere regarding planning matters, particularly concerning noise and other issues relating to the major developments currently under way in Manygate Lane. We would like to remind residents that road drains are soakaways and in heavy rain ponding occurs until the ground is able to absorb the water. At this time of year leaves being washed into the drains exacerbates the problem. We continue to use our Community Grants to support local causes. This these have included to Thamesmead for the purchase of musical instruments, garden furniture for the outside space at Shepperton Youth Club- this is currently being run on a voluntary basis - and to Shepperton Village Conservation Group to support maintenance of High St flower beds and the Lord's Bridge Garden pocket park. If you belong to a local community group and need some help please do get in touch with us. May we send all residents the Compliments of the Season and Best Wishes for 2019. Borough Cllrs - Shepperton Green/Charlton Village/Laleham Ward Maureen Attewell 07850 297754 cllr.attewell@spelthorne.gov.uk Mary Madams 07766 138678 cllr.madams@spelthorne.gov.uk Richard Smith-Ainsley 07970 281063 cllr.smith-ainsley@spelthorne.gov.uk Borough Cllrs - Shepperton Town Ward Colin Barnard 01932 705950 cllr.barnard@spelthorne.gov.uk Vivienne Leighton 01932 231596 cllr.leighton@spelthorne.gov.uk Robin Sider 01932 232990 cllr.sider@spelthorne.gov.uk County Cllr for both wards Richard Walsh 07770 280322 cllr.walsh@surreycc.gov.uk

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River Obstructions - Do Report Them

We must again reiterate our appreciation of the EA recently. They have a huge job and falling budgets. They are also duty bound to respond to calls and emails. I contacted them myself a couple of months back. If any of you have canoed up the Creek in Sunbury, past the old bathing station, you will have found progress blocked by a couple of huge trees (see right). The Creek is a backwater, so is never a priority, but if water can t flow, in the event of flooding, waters will back up, the banks will break and local houses will be flooded. We received a very courteous email from our friends at the EA: Thanks for getting in touch about the tree. We are already aware of it and are working to remove the tree before the winter and any increased river flows/ levels. Because of its size and location we need to work with a number of teams with specialist skills to get the tree removed; this includes arranging for a barge to take it away. The EA goes on to encourage locals:

We recommend that residents call our 24 hour Incident hotline to report potential blockages or environmental incidents as this is the best way to ensure the report reaches the correct team in a timely manner. The number to call is 0800 807060 and you can view more detail at https://www.gov.uk/report-an-environmental-incident

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meet on the first and fourth Wednesday of each month and additionally on occasions as required by the seasons and weather. Volunteers from time to time host other groups, such as local youth and corporate groups to join in the conservation work and of course new volunteers are always welcome. So how about it? In the immediate future, the Society plan to focus on developing Splash Meadow by re-establishing more open water in the pond and restoring Splash Wood into a more biodiverse habitat and to continue to maintain and enhance Nutty Wood. In addition, whenever possible, the Society will assist and support nature conservation projects in the Borough. Dr Phillip Cribb (middle above), the Society's President, said Being a small volunteer group makes winning this Award all the more significant. I would like to thank all those who have participated in our conservation efforts and hope this recognition will interest more people to come and join us"

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One of only 12 Queens Award for Volunteering given out in Surrey, has been won by the Friends of Ash Link. This award is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups. The special award was presented at Watersplash Meadow, part of the Ash Link, by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael MoreMolyneux in the presence of volunteers, councillors and the High Sheriff of Surrey, Jim Glover. Spelthorne Natural History Society began conservation work on behalf of Spelthorne Borough Council at Splash Meadow and Nutty Wood, sites on either side of the M3, in 2007. These sites were declared in 2011 as the Ash Link Nature Reserve - the first Local Nature Reserve in Spelthorne. Following this achievement, work continued resulting in the award from Britain in Bloom of silver gilt medals in 2015 in 2016, and in 2017 a gold medal. From 2007 to 2018 the Friends of Ash Link were led successfully by Peter Routley. Peter recently moved to Devon and Irving Lord now leads the volunteers. The Lord Lieutenant made the point that the group had created a positive out of a negative, turning space bordering a motorway and surrounded by houses, into an oasis for a diverse range of wildlife. As if on cue, a fly-by of Canada Geese squawked overhead, much to the amusement of the gathered crowds. The river Ash is now full of fish and other invertebrates and there is an abundance of flora and fauna on the site. Such a natural gem has been created and tamed by this group of hard working volunteers who between them dedicated 8000 hours service in 2017. It is better than the gym said one you meet so many lovely people . The positive impact of outdoor work on the physique is one thing, but it is increasingly recognised as positive for mental health, offering peace, tranquillity and the satisfaction of feeling you have helped create something special. Volunteering for FoAL ticks a lot of boxes. The volunteers

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Shepperton/Spelthorne remembered Trees for the Fallen

Spelthorne has been busy marking the centenary throughout the borough. The Shepperton Memorial attracted record numbers in this centenary year when the Armistice was declared after the Great War. Names on the memorial seemed to become more than names as we tried to imagine some of the horror they had been through. The Peter Jackson film They Shall Not Grow Old , which you may have seen, brought the black and white silent films of staccato figures to life. All of a sudden they were relatable. They felt real. The names on the memorial were flesh and blood. We have a lot to be thankful for. The council held a special service of remembrance for 9 borough schools for 400 pupils, with readings and poems and a roll call of the fallen. Mayor Jean Pinkerton presented each school with a Perspex figure of a Tommy , part of the Seen but not seen charity. The following week councillors and Mayor Pinkerton gathered at Laleham Thameside where 100 trees had been planted. Known as the Centenary Plantation, they will grow into a significant wood. The poignant ceremony was presided over by the leader of the council Ian Harvey and the Mayor Spelthorne Jean Pinkerton. The trees symbolise a memory ongoing, lest we forget . Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE, Mayor of Spelthorne, said: "The Centenary Wood is a beautiful spot and provides the perfect place to reflect on the sacrifices made by previous generations. I think it s a very fitting tribute to those brave soldiers who fought, lived and died in the First World War. I hope residents will visit the area to see the trees. In total 851 trees will be planted throughout the borough, one for every solder lost in the Great War who was from Spelthorne. A memorial plaque will be erected at Thameside with a roll of honour of all those killed who were from Spelthorne.

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Are you ready for Christmas? There is no denying that 2018 has been a challenging year for the housing market, brought on by the uncertainty of the Brexit negotiations and the negative media reports which contributed towards a decline in property values during the second half of the year. This resulted in a degree of nervousness in many buyers and sellers who questioned if now is the right time to move. However, it is not all doom and gloom. The highly experienced team at Curchods Shepperton have an excellent track record of selling properties and have produced outstanding results this year, on par with both 2017 and 2016.

A home is not just for Christmas Curchods have always advocated, irrespective of the political circumstances, that there will always be a need and desire for people to move. As long as you observe the following two key factors, now is a great time to move:

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Your purchase is not going to financially over stretch you.


Your employment is secure to the best of your knowledge.

As people do not move on an annual basis, we are confident that over the coming years the local housing market would have recovered from the recent short-term losses and it will again, be making positive capital growth.

Start the new year in your new home Traditionally the run up to Christmas is the quietest period in the housing market calendar with many buyers and sellers turning their thoughts to festivities rather than moving home. Yet this respite will be short lived, as the end of the year is a pivotal time when many families get together and plans are made for the forthcoming year. Apart from the annual resolutions of pledging to eat more healthily, drink less and exercise

more; New Year is often a time when moving home is high on many people’s agenda. We see a dramatic spike in internet activity on the property websites between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, so if you are thinking of moving our advice would be to not write off the holiday period, as this is an excellent time to showcase your home to a new crop of potential buyers who are online and searching for properties over the Christmas break. We can agree a marketing strategy with you in advance and get professional photography taken before the decorations go up. But

don’t panic thinking that you will have buyers viewing your home whilst you are sitting down to Christmas lunch as we will arrange to accompany appointments for times that are always convenient to you and your family. For friendly advice on all property related matters, please contact Owen Miles, Partner at Curchods Shepperton.


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brown (8-10 minutes). Allow to cool for 3 minutes before removing from baking sheet, then roll in icing sugar. When completely cool, roll in the icing sugar again. They make lovely festive handmade gifts in pretty boxes

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New Camera? Not Sure What to Do? By Monica Chard, Editor

Maybe you have put a new camera on your Christmas list. Maybe you have one sitting in a cupboard, but you default to your phone to take pictures because it is easier to understand. Aperture, F stop, shutter speed, ISO It can all be a bit overwhelming. You could do a course to get to grips with it all (I did the very good adult education class at Sunbury), or you can be brave and jump into the deep end and join a club. Or is it really that deep? Having played around with my camera for a while now, enjoying the odd trip to Bushy Park, I decided I needed a bit of encouragement. Taking my camera out on walks kept me within my comfort zone and I needed something to challenge myself. I had toyed with joining a club, but as I am only human, I felt that my photographic efforts were not good enough to be parts of a club. But recently I took the leap. I joined Laleham Camera Club and I have never looked back. We meet on Tuesday evenings, in the late summer and winter months in Laleham village Hall, where there is plenty of parking. They have a varied programme which


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includes model shoots, product shoots, competitions, slide shows, critique evenings and even software demos . During the summer they meet at various local attractions in Surrey depending on the weather to photograph rivers, waterfalls, landscapes and wildlife. I would never have had the chance to even try to photograph anything in a studio if I were not parts of a club but the photos here were taken by me and I was rather chuffed with them! You need to be prepared not to be taken seriously, enjoy a bit of teasing and not to be afraid of showing off your images for a bit of constructive comment. What you will get is the chance to be inspired, learn from others and put yourself out of your comfort zone - sometimes literally! The club is made up of some very experienced photographers as well as many novices. The more experienced help those of us who find ourselves floundering trying to find the right settings. When it comes to competition nights, we are all encouraged to submit entries and we all select our favourite shots before we hear how they were taken. Anyone can get a placement. Even me! I have been very chuffed with a 3rd and a 4th. Laleham Camera Club is not an exclusive and elitist club. Everyone is welcome regardless of their skill level or camera. So why not go along to a meeting. Annual membership is only ÂŁ60. To find our more please give Paul, club chairman a call on 07825 165974 You can see images from members on the website, as well as find out more about the club online at:



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Thamesmead Celebrates the Movies at Shepperton The stage in the Orangery, Shepperton Studios, glittered with lights and smoke machines injected some mystique as Thamesmead performers started their tribute to Shepperton Studios at their Music from the Movies and More evening. The glamorous venue was a complete sell out. The performers from a range of year groups at Thamesmead were telling the history of Shepperton Studios through a mix of music and drama. Scenes selected and songs and themes were selected from some of the many films made at the studios since the 1930 s. They included Gladiator, The Pink Panther, Star Wars, Elephant Man, Evita, Notting Hill and Mamma Mia! The orchestra started with a rousing theme tune to Gladiator which did them proud. As well as enjoying the throwback to the Pink Panther, a film from my childhood, I particularly loved the story of Star Wars which was presented with humour, story telling and a lot of special surprises. The level of accomplishment is high and the school can be justly proud. Well done to staff and students.

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Have Fun with Pilates! Pilates is a form of exercise with an emphasis on core strength. Regular practice can lead to a stronger leaner body with increased protection to your spine helping you to stand taller and able to move with a new ease. We meet at Laleham Village Hall every Monday 11am -12 and 6pm -7pm Classes are relaxed and informal and all are welcome regardless of age and experience. You won t have to enrol on a whole course as you pay just ÂŁ9 each time you come and you won t need to bring anything as everything you need is provided. But be warned....once you start you won t want to stop! Looking forward to seeing you.

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Laleham Good Neighbours Invites You


You may have read in last month s Shepperton Matters about a new volunteer scheme starting next year to assist and support Laleham residents. The type of help we hope to offer will be transport to medical appointments for the less mobile, including visits to GP s surgeries, local hospitals, opticians, dentists, and chiropodists. Also, help with local shopping trips, even pop-ins for a cuppa and a chat. Anything, in fact, that a good neighbour might do. If you have a couple of hours to spare during the week, or even less, and would like to hear more about the scheme and what it involves, we cordially invite you to a coffee morning on Tuesday 15th January 2019 in the Small Hall at the rear of Laleham Village Hall from 10:00 to 12 noon. Parking is in the adjacent car park, with one hour s free stay, (first making sure you take a ticket from the machine). The entrance to the hall is down the path at the right-handside of the main building. Do come along if you are interested in the scheme. There is absolutely no obligation to join up. At this relatively early stage it s just as important for people to know about the scheme and spread the word as it is to sign up , although it would be wonderful if you felt it was something in which you could be involved. Come and have a coffee and a piece of cake and find out more.

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Have Your Say As many of you will know Surrey County Council is facing huge financial pressures. The number of residents needing support, whether for learning disabilities or elderly care, is rising. But the core government grant has been cut by more than two hundred million pounds since 2010. Surrey CC have worked hard to find more than half a billion pounds of savings in areas which have the least impact, but the challenge is getting harder. Surrey already has more than 93,000 residents aged over 65 who can't manage a domestic task on their own and this will rise by 36% by 2030. After talking to residents and partners such as borough and district councils, the voluntary sector and businesses, Surrey CC have launched a new community vision for Surrey by 2030. The aim is to transform the support provided to residents and communities, but to get there Surrey County Council needs to take some very difficult decisions. Over the next year they need to save a further ÂŁ85m which means they will have to make changes to some services. So they are running consultations on a range of services and want to hear your views by Friday 4 January 2019 to help shape those services for the future. These are the five service areas they are consulting on: Family Resilience: Children's Centres Concessionary bus travel Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Libraries and Cultural Services Community Recycling Centres Here s the URL to the consultations page: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/have-your-say/consultations They want your opinion and it is worth spending some time if you want to preserve the services which are important to you.

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SLIDES TO DIGITAL SERVICE I m sure many of us have that box of slides and negatives of old photos stored away somewhere. I can scan and transfer these onto either a memory stick or a CD. A roll of film or a box of slides (usually 36 images) will cost ÂŁ10. If you have less than that, then I charge 28p per slide / frame. To supply the scans on to a memory stick will be an additional ÂŁ4 per order (transfer to CD is included in the price). I am based in Shepperton. Feel free to e-mail me on:

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Walton Bridge is Falling Down!

Well, not today but go back to 1859 and that is what residents were coping with. The diaries of local William Schaw Lindsay tell of the disaster. What a nightmare! Can you imagine 3 years with no Walton Bridge? Thanks to Bill Lindsay for sharing. The following is the transcript: The annexed note from him [Sir George Grey] refers to Walton Bridge which had tumbled into the bed of the river [in 1859]. The bridge was private property but as it did not remunerate its owner he was not disposed to rebuild it, and consequently it remained a ruin for close upon three years. During the whole of that time the only means of communication between Middlesex and Surrey from Chertsey Bridge to Hampton Court, was in a miserable punt which at flood times was positively dangerous and at all times most inconvenient. I had applied to Sir Grey to ascertain if something could not be done to empower Counties to rebuild bridges in cases where the proprietors neglected or refused to do so. We were therefore obliged to obtain a special Act of Parliament to rebuild Walton Bridge, and likewise to rebuild Hampton Court Bridge which was also the property of the same gentleman and was then in a very unsafe and most unsatisfactory state.

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shepperton big tree night

Wednesday 12th DECEMBER from 5.00p in the High Street Just make sure that you re not LATE ! SANTA and his REINDEER arrive at 6.00 o clock Carol Singing - Market Stalls - Rides ...and Food - as much as you can eat! So much Fun for Friends and Family. It s the perfect CHRISTMAS treat ! Carols start at 6:30pm by the main stage and there will also be plenty of other festive attractions including craft stalls and rides for the children. The High Street will be closed to traffic from 4pm, with some side roads closing at 1pm. For more details and information see https://bigtreenight.uk

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Gardening Matters Plants for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner I m often asked what houseplants I recommend as gifts. Here are my top five, plus one nonhouseplant. Hippeastrum / Amaryllis - is a remarkable bulb, which produces 60cm / 2ft tall, fleshy drainpipe stems and flamboyant trumpet flowers up to 20cm /8in across. Red Lion with deep scarlet flowers; Apple Blossom with pink-tinged white flowers, and Christmas Gift with plain white flowers, are readily available. You can buy them as DIY plant-ityourself kits, or as ready-planted gifts. Citrus bushes make interesting presents. Sold at this time of year with both flowers and developing fruit, they are deliciously scented. Lemon varieties 'Meyer' and 'Four Seasons are lovely but also consider calamondin oranges. The plant should be kept in a light, frost-free spot over the winter with a minimum night temperature of 5C, then in the summer the pot can be moved outside. Cyclamen persicum is wonderfully decorative. The flowers range from white, through pink, to red. This is probably a gift for a more experienced gardener as persuading it to flower again can be a challenge, but it can be done. Keep it in full light in winter, at a steady 13C16C. Give it a liquid feed fortnightly while it is in flower. Water less as the stems start to bend and collapse, then keep it completely dry for three months during its dormant period. Gently introduce water again as new leaves appear. Schlumbergera x buckleyi, the Christmas cactus is a perennial favourite. It has protruding stamens at the end of succulent, flattened leaves, and pretty flowers. It likes high humidity while flowering so mist it regularly it with a fine spray of clean water, and feed it monthly with a high-potash feed. When it's finished flowering put the plant in a light spot and keep the compost just moist. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


Hyacinthus orientalis 'Ostara' is a stunning hyacinth with deep-blue flowers, powerfully scented and particularly nice when planted as a trio in a bowl or basket. Christmas hyacinths are 'forced' to flower earlier than they would naturally. They need a cool spot, preferably no more than 13C, so that they do not flop. Noone wants a floppy hyacinth! The bulbs can be planted in the garden afterwards so will continue to provide pleasure in future years. Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' is not a houseplant but it makes a fabulous gift. It flowers from November, while the leaves are still on, through the winter. The pink flowers are scented and a few sprigs in a small vase at this time of year are just joyous. Even better it is totally hardy so is great for the non-greenfingered, and can be planted out of a pot at any time, if the ground isn't frozen. Don t wrap plants, just tie a big bow around the pot. It's a thoughtful touch to provide printed or hand-written instructions for aftercare. Make sure any living plant is well watered before you hand it over. They will probably be a bit neglected over the festive period, but a good watering should make sure that they last past New Year. Happy festive gardening. By Rachael Leverton



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What s On - Shepperton & Laleham The St Nicholas Church Winter Fair will be held at Shepperton Village Hall on Saturday 1st December 2018 from 10.00am to 1pm. A classic village treat including Big Prize Raffle, Mystery Bags, Bottle Tombola, Toys, Cakes, Nearly New, Christmas Decorations, Guess the Weight of the Cake and even Letters to Santa! Entry is free. Countdown to Christmas. A compilation of carols, songs and a panto, plus mulled wine and mince pies to get you into the Christmas spirit. Performed by Staines Musical Theatre Group on Sunday 2nd December at 2:30pm and 6.00pm at United Church of Egham, Surrey, TW209HP. Tickets available from 01784 605805 Spelthorne Natural History Society. Wednesday 5th December at 8pm, Greeno Centre, Shepperton. (Note new date). Members slide show and Christmas party. A chance to see and hear about group activities over the past year. £3 charge for non-members. Refer to www.snhs.org.uk for more info The Arts Society, Runnymede, The Hythe Centre, Egham 12th December. THE ART OF SNOW AND ICE. Until Bruegel painted Hunters in the Snow in the16th century, artists took little interest in the bleak midwinter. Lecturer Sue Jackson looks at how snow took over the imagination of painters from Turner to the Impressionists and was used as a symbol of peace and grandeur. Coffee at 10.15, lecture starts 10..30. All welcome, first lecture free. Zodiac Musical Society. Zodiac would like to invite you to their Christmas Concert Christmas Revels at Riverside Arts Centre from Friday 14 December to Saturday 15 December. Performances commence at 7.45 pm with a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £10 and include mince pies and mulled wine. Come and join us for Carols, Christmas songs and a short pantomime. For tickets please call the box office on: 01932 220167. SUNBURY AND SHEPPERTON ARTS ASSOCIATION PRESENT A BURNS NIGHT ON SATURDAY JANUARY 26 2019 from 7.30 to 11.30pm. A Fun evening with three course Scottish meal including haggis, bagpipes, facilities of RAC's bar and Scottish Country Dancing with professional caller. Kilts optional. Tickets @ £32 from 01932-787390, boxoffice@ssaa-arts.org and www.ticketsource.co.uk/ ssarts TO BE HELD AT: RIVERSIDE ARTS CENTRE! 59 THAMES STREET SUNBURY TW16 5QF SUNBURY AND SHEPPERTON ARTS CENTRE PRESENT A COFFEE CONCERT ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 2019 at 10.15 followed by 11am concert with: JONATHAN RADFORD ( saxophone) and ELEANOR KORMAS ( piano) Programme will include Scaramouche by Milhaud and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Tickets ( to include coffee and croissant) @ £12 from 01932-787390 TO BE HELD AT: RIVERSIDE ARTS CENTRE 59 THAMES STREET SUNBURY TW16 5 QF Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts



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The Probus Club of Shepperton for retired business and professional men meets on the first Tuesday of each month to hear a speaker followed by lunch . In November we heard a talk entitled Medical Detection Dogs . We welcome new members; please telephone 01932 223814 or 242372 Laleham Computer Club Having problems with your computer, smartphone or tablet? Is your tech not doing what you want it to? Then why not come to the Laleham Computer Club, to get advice, learn and have fun! Founded in 2017, the club meets each month It is an informal gathering for people to get advice using their PC, Laptop or Tablet, get help using Windows, Apple, Word or Excel, get advice on upgrades, fix hardware problems, learn about on Anti-Virus protection and file backups, how to spot computer scams and anything else! Whether you are a novice or an expert, you are very welcome. We meet in the Lucan Pavilion at the Laleham Recreation Ground. See www.lalehamcomputerclub.co.uk for meeting dates or email us at info@lalehamcomputerclub.co.uk

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Upcoming productions The Nutcracker Wednesday 19 December - 7.15pm Royal Opera House (Live Screening) Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. An enchanted Christmas adventure for all the family. Tickets: £15 (£12.50 concessions)

Antony & Cleopatra Thursday 20 December - 7.00pm NT Live (Live Screening) Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo star as Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)

The Queen of Spades Tuesday 22 January 2019 - 6.45pm Royal Opera House (Live Screening) In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman (Aleksandrs Antonenko) is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. Tickets: £15.00 (£12.50 concessions)

La Traviata Sunday 3 February 2019 - 2.00pm Royal Opera House (Live Screening) From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart breaking reconciliation that comes too late. Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love. Tickets: £15.00 (£12.50 concessions)

Don Quixote Tuesday 19 February 2019 - 7.15pm Royal Opera House (Live Screening) Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet. Tickets: £15 (£12.50 concessions)

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December 2018 Shepperton Matters  

The Monthly community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham

December 2018 Shepperton Matters  

The Monthly community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham