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Shepperton Fair 2017 Report and Photos

Shepperton

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February 2019

Issue 88

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Littleton Lane Industrial Estate - 12 months to Return to Greenbelt!


Welcome! You nearly had a photo of an HGV on the cover this month but as we see so many of them in the area, rumbling down narrow streets between old houses, we thought we would give you something more positive instead - the first signs of Spring! Pay heed though to the campaign to end the operation at Littleton Lane gravel plant. Will they, won’t they? Laleham and Shepperton, we live in hope! February sees Valentines Day, the day of love, chocolates and candle lit meals. But not for everyone. So why not spend the day spreading a little kindness around instead. We bring you news about several local places who are doing their bit to combat loneliness. No one should

February 2019 feel alone. There are many places who will welcome you warmly and local volunteer groups to help with transport too. Capture Spelthorne photo competition launches this month so get snapping and share some of the beauty of our area.

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Contents

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The Three Fishes, Sunbury 4 A Solution to Flooding Concerns? 9 The Original Mary Poppins 10 Sunbury & Shepperton Rotary 12 Spreading Kindness and Love 15 A Notable Laleham Legacy 18 Local Lisa Starts Radio Show 16 Capture Spelthorne Photo Comp 23 Combating Loneliness & Isolation 24 May Clark - Star of Silent Films 28 Spelthorne Business Competition 30 Recipe of the Month 35 Bollards Away! 37 Celebrating Our Beautiful Area 38 Saga of Shepperton Lock Parking 41 Laleham Residents Update 43 River Thames Scheme Survey Starts 46 Fostering - Can You Help? 52 Gardening Matters 57 What’s On 59/61 Ad Index and Costs 62

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The Three Fishes, Sunbury By Nick Pollard

This month’s picture shows a group of people in front of the Three Fishes public house in Green Street, c1930. Above their heads a sign proudly advertises the products of the Isleworth Brewery, who had acquired the pub in 1889, but in fact by the time of the photo this brewery had been taken over by Watney Coombe Reid of Mortlake. As well as the Three Fishes, under the deal Watney also took over the Castle, George, Phoenix, and Railway Arms all in Sunbury. The Three Fishes is one of Sunbury’s oldest pubs, and occupies what may be the village’s oldest building, possibly dating from the 16th century, but largely rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries. It seems the pub has not has always been in this building though. The Three Fishes first appears by name in a lease of 1665, and in 1671 another lease on the property was granted ted by the then Lord of the Manor, Francis Philips, for 99 years at six shillings per year. Interestingly, the description of the property in the lease describes it as being located between the River Thames and the road from Sunbury to Hampton, and to the east of the grounds of John Wynall. So the pub was on the south side of Thames Street, next to the river. It is known that John Wynall owned the Flowerpot Inn at this period, so it seems possible that the Flower Pot was also next to the river, on the opposite side of the road to its current position. The reason the Fishes moved site is not recorded, but it seems possible that the cellars would have been subject to flooding, so maybe that was the cause. The move seems to have taken place by the early 18 th century, and at this time the pub was was being used to hold the Sunbury Manorial Courts. These were not concerned with crime, but adjudicated on local matters such as fees due to the Lord of the Manor, property and other rights. In 1823 the pub was sold by auction at the Flower Pot to Mr Farnell Watson for £810, and the sale particulars described the building as having a parlour, tap room, bar, kitchen, cellar, pantry and three bedrooms. also a clubroom, detached soldier’s room (used to billet passing soldiers in the days before barracks) and a stable. The latter was used to house the parish fire engine. Fortunately the Three Fishes retains many of its original features, although these days the fire engine is kept elsewhere!. To learn more about the history of Sunbury’s pubs, see ’A History of Sunbury’s Pubs’, 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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Thamesmead School Majestic Brass workshop

Last month, Year 7 and 8 Thamesmead students watched a performance by ‘Majestic Brass’, a group of professional brass players. The players performed a varied selection of music and introduced them to the trumpet, trombone, French horn and tuba. This was to launch the first year of Thamesmead’s fantastic new brass project where students have the opportunity to learn to play the trumpet or trombone. They would receive use of an instrument kindly donated by Spelthorne Council for a whole school year free of charge so that they can try out lessons on their chosen instrument. The Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE music students then also spent the afternoon with the professional musicians in a very valuable composition workshop to assist them with their GCSE preparation. Spelthorne councillors, Cllr. Robin Sider, Cllr. Vivienne Leighton and Cllr. Colin Barnard also joined students for the workshop. The Thamesmead music department thank Spelthorne Council for their funding contribution to this amazing project which will widen participation in music lessons for students.

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Could This Be the Solution to Flooding Concerns? It is five years ago since local communities were devastated by flooding. Scores of houses were flooded, many having to be rebuilt at great expense financially and emotionally. Some houses were raised at great expense, but a cost deemed worthwhile to alleviate the worry of the home owner. Although the area has escaped flooding since, it is still very much in the minds of riverside dwellers. A company in Denmark is at the forefront of developing a system which might be the solution. FloodFrame is a flood protection barrier which can be installed relatively simply, is unobtrusive and affordable. It does not even need electricity. So how does it work? FloodFrame is a waterproof cloth which is installed in a box around the house, one meter from the walls. When water rises, it triggers automatically, unfurling like a life raft to create a barrier all around the house. The cloth barrier will unroll up the house by the force of the water as high as the water reaches, preventing flood water ingressing. When not in use, FloodFrame is hidden from view so you don’t need to worry about ugly flood protection. As it is activated automatically when flood waters rise, you do not even need to be home to activate it. This is a major advantage over other An unobstrusive system types of flood barriers which you need to store and which you also need to put up yourself. If and when FloodFrame is activated, the cloth barrier is replaced. When you purchase a system you also get an annual service visit to make sure it is always in perfect working order. Cost depends on the house but at around £250 per meter, it is affordable. For more information and to see the system in action please see the website www.floodframe.com where there is a video. Or email us: info@floodframe.com. Why not call us? We are a friendly bunch and glad to help: +45 5364 9656.

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The Original Mary Poppins The remake of the Disney classic Mary Poppins is everywhere, and by all accounts Emily Blunt is brilliant in the lead role. But for people of a certain age, like myself, who can forget the sheer charm of the original. It’s lead actor being none other than Walton on Thames’ own Julie Andrews. Credit: Everett Collection/Rex Feature

Julie Andrews in her younger years

Julie Andrews is simply one of the most enduring and popular figures in the British acting profession, even if her most recognisable work took place five decades ago with Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965). Julia Elizabeth Wells was born in 1935 in at the Rodney House Maternity Hospital in Rodney Road in Walton. She lived in Westcar Lane - on the border of Walton and Hersham. The Andrews family then took up residence at the Old Meuse, in West Grove, Hersham, a house (now demolished) where Andrews' maternal grandmother had served as a maid. Julie made her stage debut in 1947, singing an aria at the London Hippodrome. She made her Broadway debut in 1954 with The Boy Friend. In 1963, she started work on Mary Poppins. Walt Disney had seen her in a performance of Camelot and thought she was ideal for the part of the quintessential - but magical - British nanny. Upon completion, the film became the biggest box-office draw in Disney history, winning five Oscars in the process. In 1965 she also won an Oscar for The Sound of Music. She has continued to star in films, musicals and television shows. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

She was made a dame in 2000 and in 2002 was voted 59th in a poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Richard Stirling, the author, who was curator of her retrospective in 2005 recalls, “She was first into musicals, Broadway and then Hollywood, but she never forgot Walton." Her mother, Barbara, was a pianist. In her early days she would perform at the Walton Playhouse where her auntie ran a dance class - The Joan Morris School of Dancing Source: various

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VOLUNTEER SHEPPERTON Sadly, many of us have been touched by cancer, MND or other lifethreatening illness - perhaps a family member, friend or work colleague and the news can be devastating. Brigitte Trust volunteers visit weekly, offering a free service of emotional and practical support and the chance to share some of the feelings and concerns serious illness brings. After training volunteers, who should be car drivers, are asked to commit four hours each week to local visits. Come to our next volunteer taster session - call Ingrid today on 01306 881816 and visit www.brigittetrust.org/volunteering

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Spreading a Little Kindness & Love By Monica Chard, Editor

Valentines Day has, to my mind, become very much a commercial opportunity. Maybe I had too many disappointments when I was a teenager! The postman never seemed to bring me cards and I remember how hurt I felt. So rather than concentrate your love only on your sweetheart this Valentines Day, why not try to share some love around and make our world just a little happier. Social media is all too often full of negative stories or rants about this and that. It has been heart warming therefore to read a couple of positive threads recently which show how far a little thought, kindness and consideration can go. Keys lost and found, wallets found and returned, cats lost and found. People full of thanks and relief. We need to encourage more of that. Maybe you could take a card round to a neighbour who would appreciate some company. Or take a lonely friend out for tea. There are several groups highlighted in this issue who offer coffee mornings to help combat loneliness in our society. We can all play our part. The effect on a lonely person will be much longer lasting than a red rose. Christmas is a time when many people feel isolated and lonely. So this year Mr C and I, along with a close friend, decided to volunteer to help out at the annual Christmas Day lunch (yes, this is us, dressed up in festive gear). We met so many people who would have been by themselves on the day. One gentleman had lost his wife only 2 months before. I could not understand why his family had not made it a priority to invite him for Christmas, but he would have been staring at the

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walls by himself, thinking about all the friends and neighbours enjoying themselves. But we made sure he had a good time. The Greeno Centre* hosted a fantastic lunch made and served by volunteers. This annual event is put on by the churches of Shepperton. They put on a quiz, carol singing and a raffle so that everyone went home with a present. We certainly felt that we spread some love and happiness that day and we were not alone. We are happy to share a message of thanks from the organisers: “A very BIG THANK YOU to all our supporters and volunteers who have once again given generously to make our Christmas Day Community Lunch, a very special day for over 75 people. Photographs and thank you’s are now on display at the library. May we wish you a Happy & Peaceful New Year . Stephen, Caroline, Jon, Peter, Jo, Sandy, Pam, Simon, Orla, David and Jill, the Team” Love and care is not just for Christmas and not just for Valentines Day. Why not find out how you can spread a little love. There are plenty of volunteering opportunities. Maybe pop down to the Rotary Charity Fair on March 16th at the village hall and see how you could get involved in a local volunteering scheme. We do live in a lovely place and we can all do our bit to make it even kinder. So this Valentines Day, spread a little love and kindness amongst those who need it most. *Christmas Day at the Greeno is an incorporated charity ( not part of the Greeno centre itself)

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A Notable Laleham Legacy With thanks to Dominic O’Malley We have carried several extracts from the diaries of local Lord of the Manor, William Shaw Lindsay. It has been interesting therefore to read about a story of a notable visit and a direct link in Laleham. It tells the story of John Arthur Roebuck who was MP for Sheffield and who had a formidable reputation. He was born in Laleham and returned in 1867 on a visit when he stayed with WS Lindsay who writes: “On Monday last Mr Roebuck and his wife and daughter came to spend a week with me…. In the neighbouring town of Chertsey there lives a banker, Miller, and farmer, named La Coste and his forefathers for some generations have in the same place carried on the same business. The present La Coste is a man of about 60 years of age and at the present moment is engaged by me to value the stock upon the Manor farm as a fresh tenant takes possession of it at Michaelmas. Hearing me mention to my bailiff the name La Coste, Roebuck remarked “I am sure it was that man’s father who asked my mother’s sister in marriage but she would not have him for he was not genteel enough.” It was the first time Roebuck had heard the name of La Coste since his mother had mentioned it to him more than half a century ago; and it proved to be really the case that the father of the present man had asked Mrs Roebuck’s younger sister in marriage and had been refused. I then learned that when Mrs Roebuck returned from India a widow she took up her quarters with her young family in the neighbourhood – took a home at Inglefield Green and after that at Laleham the adjoining Parish to Shepperton, and there Mr La Coste had made the acquaintance of her sister. Since that time about 58 years ago Roebuck had never been to Laleham but said to me yesterday that he would like to drive to see it. We did so after dinner. He told me on the road that when his mother resided there, Mr Harlowe, one of the best pupils Laurance the great artist ever had, was living with them. He was what artists and men of genius too often are, much in debt, and was living at Laleham more to be out of the way of his creditors than Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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for any other reason. In return for Mrs Roebuck’s kindness to him he painted while there a picture – Christ walking on the Water – to her, which she in turn gave to the Rector of the Parish to be hung above the alter in the Church. Of all this Roebuck had a distinct recollection and we were conjecturing as we drove to Laleham if the picture was still in the church. We found it there in the place where it had been hung 58 years ago. The house where his mother had resided he thought he would not recollect, but there has been so little change in the village during the last half century he had no difficulty in remembering it – as the house known as the Clock House close to the old church though that portion of it close to the road has been materially altered.” Although he describes living at ‘the Clock House close to the old church’, the only ‘Clock House’ currently in Laleham is some distance along the Ashford Road from the church, and it’s a late 19th century property, built on previously open land. However, close by All Saints Church is Dial House, built in the early 1700s and currently the home of Anne Furst; Anne has confirmed from the records she holds that a Mrs Roebuck was a tenant of Dial House sometime between 1810 and 1816. John Roebuck’s early life fits well with these dates. He was born in Madras (now Chennai), India in 1802, and lived there until his father’s death in 1807, when he came to England with his mother. When his mother remarried, he moved with her to Canada in 1815, before returning permanently to England in 1824. So he would have lived in Laleham sometime between the ages of five and thirteen. Perhaps its not surprizing that he hadn’t precisely remembered the name of his childhood home, but he left some good clues. As to ‘Christ Walking on Water’, it is still in All Saints Church in Laleham so do go and see it.

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Local Lisa Hosting Radio Show

You may well have seen Lisa Rollin performing in the area. Since moving here a few years ago this talented violinist has generously given her time to supporting local events and charities. If you have not yet discovered Lisa’s talents, she is the leader and founder of a hugely successful all female electric string quartet; ‘Blayz’ and half of the electric violin duo ‘Red Hot Strings. She has performed with Simply Red, Il Divo, Kanye West, Soul Central, Boyzone and StoneSour. She has appeared on TV programmes such as The Royal Variety Show, GMTV, Top of the Pops and Parkinson and has performed at venues all over the world for private parties and high profile events. Wow! Now you have the chance to see Lisa perform. She is supporting the ‘Concert for Mozambique’ on February 9th at 7pm at Halliford School. The concert is raising money to build four classrooms for the primary school in St Nicholas’s link community of Milange in Mozambique (see What’s On for full details). Lisa is also finding time to present her own radio show on Brooklands Radio entitled ‘Classical Crossover’. Watch out for the show on www.brooklandsradio.co.uk from mid February. The show will also be available at any time on Mixcloud. For more about Lisa please visit her website: www.redhotstrings.com.

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Hepworth

If anyone has any family connections or information about the Hepworth Film studios in Walton on Thames the QuickFix theatre company would like to hear from you. They are planning a performance based on the stories of women who worked there.

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If anyone has any information about Nursing Sister Marjorie Croysdale of Hawke House Sunbury, who died from the flu while on active service at the end of WW1, and is commemorated on Sunbury war memorial, we have had a query from someone who is researching her story.

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‘Capture Spelthorne’ Photo Competition Launches

Spelthorne Council is looking for the best photographs of the borough. This is a chance for you to get outside, explore our beautiful borough and show off your photography skills. You don't need an expensive camera to take part, any camera or smart phone will do, as long as the photograph was taken in Spelthorne after 1 January 2018 and is submitted by the closing date. We are looking for pictures that tell a story about Spelthorne in the following categories; Living in Spelthorne - What does Spelthorne mean to you? Send us photographs of local places / landmarks or events that you feel depict life in Spelthorne and captures the spirit of this vibrant community. Urban landscape - Spelthorne is home to many interesting buildings from the historic to the modern. Which buildings capture your imagination or reflect where you live? Hidden gems - This is an opportunity for you to capture those hidden gems or secret corners that you want to share with us. Be as creative as you like. Water scenes - Did you know that one third of Spelthorne is covered by water? From the River Thames to the many reservoirs and lakes, we would love to see your waterside snaps. You could include wildlife, boating or simply lovely waterscapes. Under 16s - We can accept entries for any of the above categories. Prizes The winner of each category will receive the following prize: £50 prize money for each category winner Picture published in Sunbury or Shepperton Matters Copy of the Pinewood Studios photography hardback book and a pair of Korda theatre cinema tickets. The overall winner of all the categories will receive the following package: £100 prize money The winning photo published on the front cover of the summer edition of the Bulletin To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

Living in Spelthorne under 16’s winner 2018, Leah Serdet Magazine. Copy of the Pinewood Studios photography hardback book and a pair of Korda theatre cinema tickets. Additionally the finalist pictures for each category will be displayed at an exhibition in the borough. How to enter Up to five photos can be submitted per entrant, as digital images. Please include a short caption that best describes the image, your chosen category and provide your contact details (name, telephone number and postal or email address, plus your age if under 16yrs). Email your entries to photography@spelthorne.gov.uk The closing date for entries is 31 May 2019. Finalists will be notified by Monday 10th June 2019 and the winners will be presented at a evening reception in the Korda Theatre, Shepperton Studios on the 4th July 2019. 23

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Combating Loneliness and Isolation By Monica Chard, Editor

Research shows that a staggering 1.2 million older people in England are chronically lonely and 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with friends or family for an entire month. That is totally shocking! No one needs to be lonely. It has prompted various local groups to start social coffee mornings to bring together those who need a cuppa over a chat. We are lucky in our communities that there are so many facilities and services on offer to tackle isolation. The Greeno Centre offers a huge range of classes, social, fitness, lunches and support. Spelride helps to get you there if you can’t drive. St Saviours in Sunbury operate a Wednesday community lunch from 12-1.30pm which anyone is welcome to attend. We recently attended the weekly coffee morning at The Burlington, the newly opened care home in Manygate Lane, Shepperton. Anyone and everyone is welcome and they are positively encouraged to come and say hello. It is the home’s way of tackling loneliness both amongst residents and amongst the community. It opens its doors every Wednesday 10.3012 and offers coffee and (delicious) home made cake and amazingly it is free of charge. The welcome is warm and when we were there staff spent time with neighbours and residents chatting with ease. I would certainly recommend you pop in sometime. The Burlington have a lot of plans including a well being event (see opposite), a mother and daughter event, quiz nights and a tea party with 40’s and 50’s music. Watch this space. Laleham started its own Good Neighbours scheme last month and were overwhelmed with the interest. Run by volunteers, it was launched to support Laleham residents. You might have read about it here in ‘Shepperton Matters’. The scheme is much more than coffee. Volunteers hope to offer transport to medical appointments for the less mobile, including visPlease mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Community coffee morning at The Burlington

its to GP’s surgeries, local hospitals, opticians, dentists, and chiropodists. Also, to help with local shopping trips and even arrange to pop in for a cuppa and a chat. Anything, in fact, that a good neighbour might do. They already have an enthusiastic core group of Laleham (and Staines) residents involved, supported by Surrey Community Action but are looking for people who can give a couple of hours a week, more or less, to help with driving, shopping and visiting, and eventually answering the phone to clients who need help and coordinating the requests. It is a not-for-profit organisation but clients are charged on an affordable scale and expenses are paid on a mileage basis to volunteers. Their first Coffee Morning was a great success with a number of folks attending and showing an interest in the scheme. The next date is Monday 25th February, from just after 9a.m.until noon. They meet in the small hall at the rear of Laleham Village Hall (entry along the right-hand-side of the main hall) which is adjacent to the Car park (take a ticket from the machine for a free first hour). So pop in and enjoy a coffee or tea, plus a piece of the Chairperson’s delicious cake. Find out what the plans are. No pressure, and no obligation. Or if can’t make it find them on Facebook.

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Social Coffee Groups Tackle Loneliness

Following on from the piece on p24, we need also to mention the Age UK run Café Culture. Café Culture already has groups in Cranleigh, Farnham and Guildford and has added a new one at Nostrano Lounge in Staines which runs weekly on Thursdays from 3-5pm. These are a great initiative which help combat loneliness and social isolation, getting people out of the house and making new friends in a social environment. Anyone aged 50+ can attend, no booking required. Food, as well as drinks, can be purchased and there will be a drinks loyalty scheme. Age UK Surrey staff and volunteers will be on hand at Nostrano to welcome you, make introductions and get involved in the chatter. One of the visitors to Café Culture remarked; “When you retire you lose about two thirds of your friends and acquaintances. I don’t have any family and I have lost some of my friends on top of this, so it gets a bit lonely. It’s nice to have somewhere to go where you can meet for a coffee and have a chat with new people and make new friends.” Loneliness and isolation is a growing issue within our communities. Café Culture is just one of the initiatives setting up locally to encourage people over the age of 50 to meet up weekly as a social group within the local area.

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May Clark - Star of Silent Films By Ken Battle Between 1900 and 1908, Sunbury born May Clark became a star in many of the earliest silent films that were made at the Walton on Thames studios of the pioneer film maker Cecil Hepworth. Mabel (May) Clark was born in Sunbury on 1st June 1885 and almost certainly at the ‘Ferry House’, 72 Thames Street, where her parents, William Clark and Louisa, were known to be living at the time of their marriage in January 1884. William Clark was a boat builder at the Ferry boatyard and also at Clark Bros. boatyard situated directly opposite on the Walton bank of the Thames. Census returns show that by 1891, William, Louisa and family had moved and were living in Walton on Thames at Thames Street and by 1901 at Chapel Street. Both roads were close to Hepworth’s studio which had opened in 1899 at a Victorian villa ‘The Rosary’ in Hurst Grove, Walton. (Today, Hepworth Way acknowledges the original location of the studio). May began employment at the studio in 1900 at the age of 15. With a starting wage of just 7s/6d per week, she built sets, gathered props, sewed costumes and eventually gained the necessary skills to develop and print films which had been shot earlier in the day. As Hepworth employed no professional actors until 1905, his employees were frequently required to turn their talents to acting. May was promptly chosen to play the starring role of Alice in the 1903 silent film ‘Alice in Wonderland’, whilst Cecil Hepworth played the Frog Footman and his wife Margaret, the White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts. The film has become historically important as it is the first in a long line of later film adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 children’s book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. Due to degradation with age and cutting losses, the original twelve minute film now runs for only nine minutes. A still taken from the film (above) shows Alice (May) trapped in the White Rabbit’s house after regaining her normal size. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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All the interior scenes were shot on a small wooden stage at the studio, with exteriors shot in the lavish gardens of nearby Mount Felix. The film can be viewed online at ‘Alice in Wonderland - BFI player’. Hepworth’s 1905 film ‘Rescued by Rover’ was a phenomenal success with 395 prints sold for worldwide distribution. May played the part of a distraught nursemaid, but the real star of the film was Rover, in reality the Hepworth family dog Blair, who quickly became a household favourite. In 1907, May married Norman Whitten at St. Mary’s Church, Walton. Their marriage certificate shows the professions of both as ‘Cinematographers’. May is recorded as having acted in nineteen of Hepworth’s films (Ref.1) and remained in his employment until the birth of her first child in 1908. By that time May had become Company Secretary at the studios. In later years, May and her husband Norman established a number of successful companies associated with the film industry, with May as head of business for many of them. May died on 17th March 1971 aged 86. Ref.1 - Online ‘May Clark - Women Film Pioneers Project’ Ken Battle is a member of the Sunbury & Shepperton Local History Society

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Spelthorne is a hub of creativity and there are many budding entrepreneurs who dream of starting their own business. Kwasi Kwarteng MP is pleased to announce that his The Spelthorne Business plan competition in partnership with Spelthorne Borough Council opens for entries for its 6th year. This is an opportunity for another Spelthorne resident to be given the chance to make their dream a reality with the winner receiving a prize of ÂŁ3,500 plus mentoring support from local business experts. In 2018 a stiff fought competition was won by the Rustic Bar Company which recycles wood (some donated by Pinewood Studios) to make unique and attractive bars and furniture. The application process to take part in the competition is a simple entry form. The six best entries will be asked to present their business idea to panel of expert judges at a Dragons Den style final hosted at BP on the 23rd May. Each of the finalists will be given training to perfect their pitch and prepare for the final. Entries are welcome from individuals or teams of up to four people. To enter visit www.spelthorne.gov.uk/businesscomp or search @Spelthorne Business Plan Competition on Facebook. The competition is open to Spelthorne residents aged over 16. Applications must be received by Monday 15th April. If you would like more information or need help with the application process please email Tracey Carter at tracey.carter@parliament.uk Spelthorne does indeed mean business!

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Recipe of the Month Spoil your Valentine with this decadent brunch

Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Serves: 4 (or 2 really hungry people!) Ingredients 4 eggs 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 English muffins or two bagels, halved Butter for spreading 8 slices smoked salmon Chopped chives, to serve For the hollandaise sauce 2 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp white wine vinegar 3 egg yolks 125g unsalted butter, cubed Method Hollandaise Sauce: Pour the lemon juice and vinegar into a small bowl, add the egg yolks and whisk with a balloon whisk until light and To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

frothy. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and continue to whisk until the mixture thickens. Add the butter a small amount at a time, whisking constantly until the sauce is thick. If it looks like it might be splitting, remove from the heat and continue to whisk. Season with salt and pepper then and keep warm. Poached eggs: bring a large pan of water to the boil and add the vinegar. Lower the heat so that the water simmers very gently. Stir the water a little so you create a gentle whirlpool effect, then slide in the eggs one by one. Cook each for about 4 mins, then remove with a slotted spoon. Handy hint - you will see the eggs begin to rise in the water as they reach completion. Lightly toast and butter the muffins or bagels, then place a couple of slices of the smoked salmon on each half. Top each with an egg, then spoon over your Hollandaise and garnish with chopped chives.

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Bollards Away!

By David Morse. Apologies to Kenneth Grahame

Having been away visiting his cousins over Christmas our hero Mole returns to Shepperton Lock only to find a raised bollard blocking his path. “Oh Woe is me!” said Mr. Mole “Weasels blocked the access to my hole. I cannot now get home for tea. Oh Woe, Oh Woe, Oh Woe is me! Now I have no place to park And it’s so scary after dark.” “This they cannot do” said Ratty, “To think they can, they must be batty!” “By my paws” grumped Mr. Otter “Doing this, they didn’t ought’a. They’ve no respect for law and order.” “Toot Toot” croaked charming Mr. Toad “I came to visit you by road, but there’s a bollard raised, I see,

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and no place now to park for me!” Wise Badger wandered by, and said, “The Weasel thugs demanding rent defy an act of Parliament! We’ll not be ruled by tooth and claw so long as there is rule of law. The law reads clear for all to see: The public has Free Liberty. This bollard blight you must appeal For sake of all our common weal.” “Take heart, our Mole” young Ratty cried, “We’ll see you safely back inside. The Weasels will not win this game. They’ve gone too far in Gekko’s name. We’ll fight on the beaches if we must And win, because our cause is just!” Watch out for more from Mole, Ratty, Badger, Otter and Mr. Toad! AKA David Morse and Kathy Tyson who continue fighting the bollard!

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Celebrating Our Beautiful Area

We love sharing photos from our readers of the area. This photo above was taken from a houseboat in Ryepeck Meadows by Heather Heber Percy. Not a bad view to wake up to. And if you fancy a G&T or a pint with a view, this is the sunset from the stunning riverside garden of the Red Lion in Shepperton. Taken by local resident Nicola Lewis. Spelthorne council have launched their Capture Spelthorne photo competition (see this issue for details) and of course the Shepperton Fair will be launching their photo competition in a couple of months. Do remember to enter! Feel free to share any photos with us too: monica@villagematters.co.uk Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Ongoing Saga of the Shepperton Lock Bollard It seems there is no end in sight for the problems caused by the blocked car park at Shepperton Lock. There were signs of hope as the bollard was damaged by a reversing vehicle, but Spelthorne sent a party to reinstall it and paint it yellow to hopefully deter any other vehicles from hitting it. What a nonsense the whole situation appears to be. Business lost, older residents who can’t park, and all caused by a backdated demand for money from the council for the right to cross the threshold of a car park which has been in use since the 1950’s. A notice was put onto the gates by the local pressure group in early January. It states: This Residents-owned car park of 26 spaces is being obstructed by a bollard erected by Spelthorne Borough Council following recent demands for unreasonable rents for vehicular access from the Towpath public highway across a drive way used continuously by residents for local parking from the 1950s (e.g., “a ransom strip”). The Council’s demands and bollard appear to us contrary to the statutory condition of public Free Liberty enacted by Parliament when the adjacent land was acquired for Shepperton Lock in 1810 and confirmed subsequently in the Thames Conservancy Act of 1932, still in force: § 77. Subject to the provisions of this Act and to any byelaws of the Conservators for the time being in force all persons shall have free liberty with horses, cattle or vehicles to use any roads and ways (except towpaths) which shall for the time being To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

belong to the Conservators . . . The Council also appears to us to be in breach of the condition of its 1965 lease of the adjacent parking strip: § 2(11). [The Council agrees] To provide and maintain proper vehicular access to the properties on the northern side of the said land as may be necessary and not to obstruct or knowingly permit any obstruction to such access. If you have difficulty parking at Shepperton Lock due to the congestion caused by the Council’s obstruction, please direct your complaints to Customer.Services@Spelthorne.gov.uk. Please copy your complaint to ThamesAndTown@gmail.com as the Council does not log all complaints for public review. We hope common sense will eventually prevail, says the editor.

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Swimming - Is it a Supersport? Swimming isn’t a sport, it’s just a way to keep from drowning! So goes the old joke. But swimming is a great way to keep fit, and here’s why. It's a full body workout - Swimming is a great mixture of cardio and strength. It improves endurance and works out all your muscle groups. It improves mental health - The motion and act of swimming through water is very meditational. The focus it requires reduces stress levels and anxiety. It's a mood booster - Swimming, like most exercise, produces endorphins encourages the release of serotonin. These chemicals are known to boost your mood. You’re unlikely to injure yourself Swimming is non-weight-bearing so the risk of injury is very small. It is sweat-free - If you hate getting sweaty, swimming is perfect. The water constantly cools you down.

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It's for everyone - Fat, thin, old, young, disabled or able-bodied. Almost anyone can swim. It has long-term health benefits Swimming has been found to lower blood pressure, reduce joint pain, improve heart function and lung capacity, and increase bone strength. It's a great calorie-burner - Swimming burns more calories than running! Take a trip to your local pool today.

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Preparations Underway for River Thames Scheme By the Environment Agency

The River Thames between Datchet and Teddington has the largest area of undefended developed floodplain in England. Over 15,000 homes and businesses within the area are at risk from flooding. The River Thames Scheme is a proposed flood defence scheme which will reduce the risk of flooding to homes, businesses and critical infrastructure (roads, sewerage network, and power supplies) between Datchet and Teddington. We need a range of solutions to manage the risk of flooding in the River Thames Scheme area, and so the scheme consists of: · Major engineering work to construct a new flood channel in 3 sections between Datchet and Shepperton. · Improving the flow capacity of three existing weirs on the River Thames near to Sunbury, Molesey and Teddington locks. · Working with communities to raise awareness and support them in preparing for floods, response and recovery. Extensive data collection has taken place within the River Thames Scheme study area over the last four years. We use this information to manage our environmental impact and to develop the design of the River Thames Scheme. During 2017 we carried out a series of ecological, habitat and archaeological surveys. We used the results of these surveys to identify locations for more detailed archaeological investigations. The surveys started in September 2018 and are expected to finish in spring thisyear. They are taking place in areas of Datchet, Horton, Chertsey Abbey Meads, Laleham, Desborough, Teddington and Sunbury. Our investigations will establish the significance of any archaeological remains along the route of the proposed flood channel. Archae-

A typical trench ologists will use this information to recommend what additional work we may need to do before we start construction of the scheme. Most of this work will be carried out on private land, so disruption to the public should be minimal. We use different survey techniques in different areas to give us a range of data: Trail Trenches We will dig a series of trial trenches so that archeologists can recover and record any archaeological samples they find. Most of the trenches will be shallow and approximately 30m long x 2m wide and will be open for approximately 2 weeks depending on what is found. Boreholes We will dig boreholes to record the composition of the ground. This information enables archaeologists to draw conclusions about how and when the area may have been used. The boreholes are excavated using specialist construction equipment.


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End HGV’s in Our Villages

Vast HGV’s are a growing problem on our local roads. Little historic villages with quaint old houses, where you would expect bird song and flowers, are beset instead with the constant rumble of HGV’s. This photo shows the problem:

A vast vehicle squeezes its way through Laleham Village. It is simply too big. These vehicles mount the pavements, knock over bol-

lards and cause havoc to cars, cyclists and pedestrians. Not to mention the very fabric of old buildings. Littleton Lane Industrial Estate and the Eco Park have proved what an effect these vehicles have on our roads. The change to operation on Fordbridge Road, Sunbury has resulted in trucks blocking traffic as they negotiate the turn into the builders yard. Think then what will happen if and when Watersplash Farm is allowed to begin extracting gravel and if the proposed Shepperton Studios expansion goes ahead. Of course things change and HGV’s are a part of modern life, but surely it would be the right thing to do to create bypasses or to restrict such vehicles from going through villages?


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Meals on Wheels in Spelthorne Are you or someone you know struggling to cook? The Spelthorne Meals on Wheels team deliver hot tasty and nutritious meals up to seven days a week. They can bring you a main meal and a pudding and you can also add a sandwich to have later in the day. Frozen meals are also available for weekends and Bank Holidays for those who find it difficult to cook but are able to heat a meal. Most residents choose to use the Meals on Wheels service on a long-term basis but some order the meals for short periods of time, for example if they become unwell and need a bit of extra help. The Meals on Wheels team are known for their friendly and professional approach and are regularly complimented on their work. The son of one of Spelthorne’s Meals on Wheels clients recently got in contact to say: “Can I thank you and the team so much for all you have done for him. As you will understand I have been dealing with multiple agencies and departments in recent years and without doubt you are the most understanding, caring, pro-active and easiest to deal with. Can you please pass my thanks on to all of your superb team for what they have done and the way they have done it.” Cllr Maureen Attewell, Spelthorne’s Cabinet Member for Independent Living said: Meals on Wheels provides a life line for residents who can’t provide their own meals, ensuring they receive a hot nutritious meal and can remain independent in their own homes. My thanks go to the Meals on Wheels team who provide an excellent service and always go the extra mile for their clients.” If you are interested in organising Meals on Wheels for yourself or a relative please email m.wheels@spelthorne.gov.uk or call 01784 444265.

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Witness Appeal Potter Rax, Shepperton Would anyone who worked for Potter Rax in Shepperton and who recalls exposure to asbestos during their employment please contact

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Foster Care -

Offering A Brighter Future to Children and Young People From Surrey County Council

With over 1000 children in care in Surrey, Surrey County Council are always looking for more people to open up their homes and lives to some of the most vulnerable children in the county. People from all backgrounds are welcomed, including those willing to take in older children and teenagers, helping them move into adulthood and achieve their potential. Young people like Lewis and Megan: Lewis (21 years old) “My early childhood consisted of neglect and physical abuse. So when I came into foster care aged 11, I had no idea how to keep myself clean. My teeth were really bad and I was behind at school. Food was always an issue and my brother and I often had to steal from the local shop in order to eat.” “My foster carers were lovely and gave me a real sense of self-worth. They provided me with boundaries that I hadn’t had before, giving me the stability I needed to settle away from my birth family.” “Now, I work as Children's Rights Apprentice for Surrey County Council. I love my job supporting children and young people in care, I wouldn't change it for the world.” Megan (20 years old) “At first I was so scared. I was 15 years old and worried that I wouldn't get along with my foster carers. Honestly it was one of the hard-

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est things I've ever had to do. But after a few weeks I started to settle in and then everything was perfect.”

“Now, five years on, I have my own place and a full time job. I want to be a social worker, so I’m busy looking into courses. My foster family are still very much part of my life. I speak to them every week, spend Christmases with them and call them up if I need to have a moan about something. They are always there for me! They’re my family now, no words can express how thankful I am for them and what they did for me.” If you’re interested in helping youngsters like Lewis or Megan, call our team today on 0800 096 9626 or visit surreycc.gov.uk/fostering

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Tree Work

• Pruning, Felling & Reducing • Reshaping & Thinning • Hedge Maintenance • 24 Hour Emergency Service • Dangerous Tree Removal • Stump grinding • Neighbouring Tree & Hedge Issues • Operated wood-chipper hire • River tree work workboat available • Seasoned logs delivered. Log splitting

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Gardening Matters My Gardening Valentine In the run-up to Valentine’s Day someone always asks me what they should buy for the gardener in their life. It’s a tricky question to answer. Many people think we must like cut flowers, but actually I’m not keen and most gardeners I know aren’t either. We have gardens full of the things after all, and we tend to prefer our plants living and breathing in their natural environment, rather than imported from abroad and wrapped in cellophane. Unless you know a bit about gardening, and the tastes of your own particular gardener you’re probably best-off avoiding plants too. The non-green-fingered venture into dangerous territory when they try to buy plants because there are so many variables. Will it suit the soil? Is it too invasive? Will it poison the gardener’s dog…or children…eek? It’s a thorny issue (pardon the pun) so here is my go-to gift list guaranteed to make you the Valentine hero of your gardening amour. Don’t buy a sweatshirt which declares ‘headgardener. They are naff, and most gardeners prefer old, comfy clothes which do the job better. However, if you present your gardener with a tough tunic or gardening apron, which is thorn-proof, and which has lots of deep pockets to house secateurs and trowels, they will love you forever. Then there are wellies. Who knew wellies could be romantic? But gardening folk drool over wellies the way Supermodels drool over Jimmy Choos. And there’s so much welliechoice now. We all prefer something with a thick sole but there are bright and colourful wellies and traditional ones. For the ultimate To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

in warmth and breathability I can recommend a proper Gore-Tex pair...sheer luxury. Mine remain the favourite Valentine gift my husband ever bought me. He knows how to romance a woman! A proper long-necked watering can, with a brass rose will also earn you Valentine brownie points. Bigger isn’t necessarily better though unless your Valentine boasts big biceps! Watering cans are heavy when full. I find 3-4 litres is about the right size. A bunch of long-stemmed red roses will set you back at least £40 and they might last a few days. For a similar price you can buy the gardener in your life Felco secateurs (with Valentine red handles) and they’ll last forever. I know which I’d prefer. Garden trugs are so practical. Most gardeners I know would be delighted to receive one. The trug is a great gift but even better when filled with a few gardening goodies such as packets of seed, water retaining granules, plant food etc. You could add some hand tools too, such as a trowel and a fork. Make sure they are stainless steel and have long handles for ease of use. And insulated mug or a good flask will always warm the heart of your Valentine because hot drinks don’t remain hot for long outside, even on a warm day. Finally, don’t forget gardening vouchers. Often us gardeners spot the perfect plant or gardening accessory when we’re strapped for cash, so vouchers are a perfect gift to save for a rainy day...and gardeners love rainy days, Valentine’s or not. Happy Gardening. By Rachael Leverton

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What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham If you have an event coming up please email 50 words to monica@villagematters.co.uk Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Centre present a coffee concert on Saturday February 16th 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 Held at the Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street, Sunbury, TW16 5QF A Concert for Mozambique. Saturday February 9 th 7.00 pm The John Crook Theatre, Halliford School. Carole Boyd, Lisa Rollin, Johnny Kilhams & The Weybridge Male Voice Choir. Tickets are £15, from the Parish Centre Office (01932 221621 / parishoffice4@gmail.com). Funds raised to continue our project to build 4 classrooms for the primary school in St Nicholas’s link community of Milange in Mozambique. Shepperton Wordsmiths launched last month and will be meeting every two weeks or so at the Thames Court Pub in the upstairs room, The next meeting is Tuesday 12th February 7.30-9pm. The group's aim is to provide a supportive forum for local writers to improve their craft and share experience and works in progress with other members. Details on membership and all future meetings are available at MeetUp.com. https://www.meetup.com/ Shepperton-Wordsmiths-Meetup/ Walton Voices - Concert for Conservation - Performers Against Plastic. Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 7.30p. St Mary Oatlands Church, Oatlands Avenue, Weybridge KT13 9TS. Tickets. £13 in advance, £15 on the door; Students £5.50; Children under 11 yrs free. Raising money for The Marine Conservation Society. To book please email: concertforconservation@gmail.com; www.ticketsource.co.uk/a-concert-forconservation 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 January we heard a talk entitled “Twenty Years East of Suez”. We welcome new members; please telephone 01932 223814 or 242372 Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury Charity Fair. Promoting Charities in Spelthorne & Surrey. Saturday 16 March, 10.00am - 1.00pm. Come and talk to 22 local charities and discover what they can do for you - and how you could help. Shepperton Village Hall, High Street, Shepperton. St John Ambulance will test your Blood Pressure. Come to see the train from Hampton & Kempton Railway. Sponsored by Owen White & Catlin Solicitors Spelthorne Choral Society Spring Concert Saturday 23rd March. St Peters Church, Laleham Road, Staines. Elgar extravaganza, the Music Makers & Bavarian Highlands. Conductor :- Sean Bui. Accompanist:- Lindsay Bridgwater. All details:www.spelthornechoralsociety.com Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham The Arts Society, Runnymede at The Hythe Centre, Egham Wednesday 20 February TEMPLES, TOMBS AND TREASURES: In Search of the Queen of Sheba Sheba was a powerful kingdom and The Queen is immortalised in both the Qur’an and the Bible. Although little is known about her, the Queen’s image inspired many a Hollywood film. In 2012, Lecturer Louise Schofield led an expedition to Ethiopia that discovered a gold mine which may solve the mystery of where the Queen of Sheba derived her fabled treasures. Coffee at 10.15, lecture starts 10..30. All welcome, first lecture free BETTY BLUE EYES. Based on the book ‘A Private Function’ by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray tells the story of life during Austerity Britain and the hilarious tale of Betty, an adorable pig, who is being illegally reared to ensure local dignitaries can celebrate the Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet while the rest of the local population has to make do with Spam! Performed by Staines Musical Theatre Group 13-16 March 2019 Magna Carta Arts Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines, TW183HJ . Performances 7:30pm and Saturday Matinee 2:30pm. Tickets available from Box Office 01784 605805 or online at www.smtg.org.uk. £12-£15. Spelthorne Natural History Society Wednesday 6th February. Snowdrop walk around Ankerwyke. Meet beside Ankerwyke Farm, Magna Carta Lane TW19 5AD at 10.30 Wednesday 14th February at 8pm, Greeno Centre, Shepperton. ‘The History of Collecting and Collections’, by Max Barclay, Life Sciences Dept, Natural History Museum, London. £3 charge for non-members info on any of the above. Saturday 2nd March, SNHS Annual Film Show: ‘Wildlife of the Falklands & South Georgia’, with Nicholas Warner, in St Peter's Church Hall, Laleham Road Staines, TW18 2DX. Only £10 per person. Doors open at 7pm for presentation starting at 7.30pm. A buffet supper will be provided during the interval, bring your own drinks and glasses & some money for the raffle. Refer to www.snhs.org.uk for more information.

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February 2019 Shepperton Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Shepperton, Halliford, Charlton, Littleton and Laleham

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The monthly community magazine for Shepperton, Halliford, Charlton, Littleton and Laleham

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