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KEEP ME. YOU MIGHT NEED ME!

July 2017

Issue 77 FREE to homes in Lower Sunbury


Welcome! Well I won a cake competition in June and was chuffed to bits. Imagine then what it must be like to be awarded an MBE. Congratulations to Sunbury’s Lynn Stanier for that fantastic achievement. Read about it in this issue on p6. You can almost smell the lavender when you look at the lovely photo of the Walled Garden on the cover. Remember that this month the free Sunday Music in the Park events start. It is definitely worth popping along for one of them. See Events page. July is the month the Shepperton & Sunbury Arts Festival starts. There is so much to choose from. We wrote about the importance of using our little local shops last month. That theme has been taken up by a couple of contributors this

July 2017 month but I will say it too. If you want to keep them, buy from them. Raj is still not well so why not drop a card in to the shop which his lovely wife Kamal will deliver to him. And buy some bits while you are there! Until next month!

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Walton Yacht & Launch Co c1950 4 MBE for Sunbury’s Lynn Stanier 6 Bronzefield mums say Thanks 11 Sunbury Flower Club Welcomes You 12 Halliford House 1777-1957 17 Rotary Garden at Sunbury Manor 18 Sunbury Open Gardens Blooming 20 Sunbury Nana Publishes First Novel 25 Visit a Sculpture Park 27 LOSRA Says 30 St Mary’s Newsletter 31 Recipe of the Month 34 Defibrillators - Could You Save a Life? 36 300 Years of Water Music 40 Meet The Revelaires 43 Second Career? How About Teaching? 44 Halliford House - Lost Relative ‘Found’46 Too Young for Retirement? 51 Gardening Matters 57 What’s On/Noticeboard 59,61 Ad Index/Prices/Deadlines 62

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Walton Yacht and Launch Company c1950 By Nick Pollard

This fascinating picture shows the works of the Walton Yacht and Launch Company, situated in Shepperton immediately downstream of Walton Bridge. The company was started in about 1930, and built boats in the large hangar-like sheds, which were then launched down slipways into the Thames. During World War Two, production switched over to high speed launches, particularly for the RAF. If this seems strange, the RAF still had large numbers of flying boats at the time, which needed launches to service them. My grandfather, Russell Rosewell, worked there during this period. After the war, the company came under the control of R.G. Odell, who built a large fleet of passenger ferries for use in London, especially in connection with the Festival of Britain in 1951 when vast numbers of people visited the exhibition on the South Bank (the Festival Hall is the only reminder there now). All the boats were given names that started with ‘O’. Those seen here include ‘Ocenia’, ‘Oat’ and ‘Obe’. Each was about 63 feet long and could carry approximately 140 passengers. Others Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

were built for the Ford Motor Company to ferry workers from London down to their massive factory on the estuary at Dagenham, and were given suitable names such as ‘Ford Consul’. When the works closed in the 1960s due to a lack of further orders, the slipways were filled in (although their location can still be seen) and the buildings converted by Laconite Ltd to produce their range of decorative wallboard. This company closed down in turn in the 1980s, and the empty factory was an indoor go-karting arena for a few years before being demolished in advance of redevelopment. The site is now occupied by the Swan Walk development of houses and flats. More old photos of Shepperton can be seen in ‘Sunbury and Shepperton in Old Photos’, published by the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society, available from Squire’s Garden Centre.

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MBE for Sunbury’s Lynn Stanier Lynn Stanier, Founder and driving force behind charity Their Future Today has received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire M.B.E in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for her community services in Sri Lanka. Lynn previously specialised as a sports tour and holiday specialist to Sri Lanka. She and her son Ryan flew out in 2005 in response to appeals from her local agent in Colombo. An earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami, causing the singlelargest natural disaster in Sri Lanka’s history. I am sure we all still remember the images. The devastation to life and livelihoods was immense The Tsunami had left 4,500 orphans, who were crammed into the already over stretched orphanages. Moved by the immense suffering they saw at a children’s institution in Galle, Lynn vowed to do something to help. On her return to the UK Lynn appealed to the Disaster Emergency Committee of charities to step in. Lynn was advised that "the initial disaster had been dealt with" and "there were no plans to assist in the rebuilding". And so, Their Future Today was born. Not as a gesture of charity, but as an act of human justice. Lynn galvanised her friends, clients and colleagues into action. Entirely self- motivated, she has launched and organised many fundraising activities including a series of Balls, and has coerced friends and supporters to visit the institution and take up her cause. Determined that every penny would be spent directly, immediate focus was put on building trust with local government to make the drastic improvements necessary to transform the Galle institution. Today, Lynn is currently working with the Southern Province Commissioner and Ministers to introduce a foster care system and is delighted that she has now secured some funding from the Sri Lanka government to help drive this forward. Since 2005 Their Future Today has helped around 16,000 children, and employs 26 local Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

Lynn pictured with the girl who inspired TFT, now reunited with her mother. people in Sri Lanka When asked “what does the MBE mean for both you and the charity, Lynn said “I am so very honoured to receive this award, but I could not have done all I have without the unwavering help, support and fundraising from my family, friends, clients and supporters. I would like to believe that this honour will help us to raise our profile further, as so many people are unaware of the many problems still faced. It is so, so sad that 80% of the so called orphans in these institutions do have a parent or extended family, but they are too poor to support them and my wish is to do all I can to help ease this.” Lynn carried on to say “It is so important that we continue to strengthen families, raise the stands of care and stay to assist the local communities. Help is still needed to manage the stigma, cultural differences and the long term emotional and physical damage, which is inflicted on children with no current alternative but to be pleased in an orphanage. To have the support and funding from the Sri Lanka Government to help us achieve this is so exciting and I am very proud that both I and Their Future Today are part of this movement of change.

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Swan Upping July 17th Swan Upping plays an important role in the conservation of the mute swan and involves The Queen’s Swan Warden collecting data, assessing the health of young cygnets and examining them for any injuries. Cygnets are extremely vulnerable at this early stage in their development and Swan Upping affords an opportunity to help both adults and cygnets that might otherwise go untreated. The Royal Swan Uppers, who wear the scarlet uniform of Her Majesty The Queen, travel in traditional rowing skiffs together with Swan Uppers from the Vintners’ and Dyers’ livery companies. Many schools are invited to meet 6 cygnets at Sunbury Lock. Thanks to Lyn White the Swan Uppers on their journey up river. The children involved may have the opportunity to view cygnets at close quarter and ask questions about swans, the boats used and The Queen’s ownership of mute swans. The participation of school children is a positive element of Swan Upping and their enthusiasm for wildlife is always to be encouraged. Monday 17th July 2017 Penton Hook Lock 12.30 Sunbury Lock Cut 09.00 - Departure point Romney Lock 17.30 Shepperton Lock 10.45

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Are You a Small Sunbury Business?

The Lower Sunbury Business Group is a local group of like minded businesses. We meet once a month to support each other, socialise and to do some good within the local community. It only costs ÂŁ50 to be a member. Membership entitles you to a listing in Sunbury Matters (see below), to your meetings throughout the year AND enables you to advertise on the Sunbury Life Facebook page. ÂŁ50 is nothing when you consider what you get! The group is open to residents who work or live in Sunbury and who run a small B2C business. If in doubt, just call! If you are interested in joining please call Monica on 07979 808991 or come to the next meeting. July 4th The Magpie, upstairs bar. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Bronzefield Mothers and Babies Say Thank You Of all of the visits during my year as Mayoress H.M.P category Bronzefield which is the largest women’s prison in Europe touched my heart. The wonderful work done there by Ian Whiteside the director and all the staff helping to turn these women’s lives around and giving them back their self worth is amazing. I had a tour of the prison and visited the Mother and Baby unit. I chatted with a number of the mums who find themselves there due to some heart breaking circumstances, and played with the babies who are the innocent victims in it all. So at my Ladies lunch I requested donations of baby clothes. I have been amazed at the kind response and was so very pleased to be able to hand over 270 items to Joy Gurr at Bronzefield on Monday 19th June. She was delighted at this fantastic token of kindness and wishes to thank all involved. Said Joy “On behalf of myself and the mums at Bronzefield I cannot thank you enough for the kind donation of infant clothing . I spent today on the Mother and Baby Unit with the mums unpacking the numerous bags you left with me. They will definitely be put to good use”. I wish to give my heart felt thanks to all the ladies who gave me their fantastic support and I will still be involved with the prison as past Mayoress, in the future.

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Sunbury Flower Club - Looking for Members The Sunbury Flower Club celebrated its golden anniversary in 2016. I attended the celebrations and the demo to make the occasion. It is a friendly and fun club, arranging demonstrations once a month at the Riverside Arts Centre. The demonstrators are very professional, interesting and entertaining. They create incredible arrangements effortlessly before your eyes. At the June meeting, the group were greatly inspired watching a demonstration given by Sachiko Pearce. Not only the art of Japanese flower arranging, but Sachiko entertained with interpretations and knowledge of the cities between the North to South Japanese railway. Her first arrangement was based on an annual ice festival, with cleverly twisted pussy willow and petite delicate white flowers. The elegance of a Geisha Girl depicted cleverly in one of the photographs she brought along. Beautiful red and white peonies of the colours of the Japanese flag were among the arrangements. The next meeting is on Tuesday 4th July, 2pm at the Riverside Arts Centre when Sue Aston is giving a demonstration titled 'The Sunny Side of Life'. Do pop along and join in. The group would make you very welcome. Please note, there is no meeting in August.

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Help for Elderly - Now One Stop Service Age UK Surrey is now able to offer s Help at Home service, providing home help and gardeners, Making Connections (the innovative befriending service), Information & Advice outreach and a new Handyperson service, from their new regional office, located in Spelthorne Borough Council, Staines. This is the first time they have been able to provide a range of specialist support to older clients in Spelthorne and Runnymede from one easily accessible location. Sue Zirps, CEO said: This is a very exciting opportunity to bring our services together. We would like to thank Spelthorne Borough Council for accommodating us, so we can continue to serve older people in the Borough.’ Age UK Surrey provides a range of services across the County including a Counselling Service and Feet First – a foot care service. For more information visit the website: www.ageuk.org.uk/surrey or call the local Staines office on: 01784 444200.

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Halliford House 1777-1957 By Kenneth Battle In 1777, William Barkley, a wealthy London barrister, acquired several fields in Upper Halliford, and shortly after, built Halliford House there as his country residence. The house provided a home for four generations of the Barkley family, and from1841 to about 1945 the house became a Private Asylum. Owners of Halliford House included a young married couple, Charles William Barkley and his wife Frances. They circumnavigated the world in two quite remarkable sea voyages between 1786 and 1794, trading in valuable sea-otter fur pelts obtained by barter using small iron and copper items, so sought after by the inhabitants of N. Canada and Alaska. Frances was the first Englishwoman to visit the shores of Hawaii, British Columbia and Alaska aboard their ship the ‘Imperial Eagle’. Charles’ charting of what is now known as Vancouver Island was so important, that today’s place names of Barkley Sound and Frances Island shown on the world’s maps, are lasting memorials to this amazing couple. The British Columbia archives at Victoria hold a collection of Barkley related material which is of great historical importance. Nowadays, Vancouver Island has a popular tourist attraction, the ‘MV Frances Barkley’, providing daily pleasure cruises amongst some of its smaller islands, during which the incredible Barkley story is told to passengers. A relatively recent book (Ref.1) tells the story of their two voyages. Six of their crew were murdered by inhabitants during exploration of a small island along the coast of Vancouver Island. Charles named this island Destruction Island, a name it still bears today. Charles lost command of his first ship the ‘Imperial Eagle’, following a dispute with the all powerful East India Company, but an arbitration board finally awarded him £5000 compensation (£700,000 today). On the homeward leg of their second voyage, they arrived at Mauritius in June 1793 unaware that England and France were again at war. They were briefly arrested and their brig, the ‘Halcyon’, seized, which unfortunately left To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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them with a great financial loss. In England they lived at Halliford House between about 1810 and 1830, and in 1822 inherited the house from Charles’ brother John. In 1816 and 1824 their daughters were married at St. Mary’s Church, Sunbury. Following Charles’ death in 1832, ownership passed to their younger son C.F.Barkley, and after his death in 1845, his wife Annie Elizabeth Barkley inherited the Estate. In 1841 Dr. Joseph Seaton, MD became a tenant at Halliford House and opened an Asylum there that same year. The 1851 Census shows just four patients, but by 1881 this number had grown to about twenty-one, cared for by up to eighteen staff. The 1861 Census lists the House as a ‘Special Lunatic Asylum’, but by 1881 the Census again records it as being a ‘Private Asylum’. The 1891 Census shows Dr. David Edwards, MD as Medical Superintendent with twenty-seven patients, a matron and twelve staff. The 1901 and 1911 Census returns show Dr. William Haslett, MD (later Sir William) as Superintendent of the Mental Asylum with twenty-six patients identified by initials only. The 1939 Register shows Dr. R.A.Stewart as Medical Superintendent of the Asylum. After demolition of the derelict house in about 1957, some of its grounds were later opened to the public as Halliford Park. Ref.1- The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley

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Note: An irregular verb is one whose past tense and past participle are not formed by adding - ed - , - d - , or - t - to the present tense. E.g. ‘do’ becomes ‘did’ and ‘done’ (irregular), while ‘kiss’ becomes ‘kissed’.

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Sunbury Open Gardens Success

There were some splendid gardens on show for the 2017 Sunbury Open Gardens. The weather was mostly kind too and the rain held off until later in the afternoon. The day is a community event, offering us the chance to get inspiration from local private gardens. It is in aid of local charities and is run by volunteers from St Mary’s Church, Sunbury. This year the charities were Parkinson’s Association and Homelink Day Relief Centre. Throughout the day there were plant sales, ticket sales, lunches, teas and coffees and a raffle. All in all a total of £8600 was raised for the charities, which is a great achievement. Spelthorne Gymnastics performed 3 sets on the lawn of Monksbridge and are keen to perform during the event again next year. So let’s support this community day. What we need is gardens offered. Could you offer to open yours? The committee is happy to continue to put the event on as long as there are enough gardens on offer. If you are interested in taking part contact Sue March on suegeorgemarch@yahoo.co.uk or call 01932 786675.

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Sunbury Nana Writes Debut Romantic Novel Sunbury based Frances Lovering spent her career in publishing helping authors get into print, she has finally completed her debut novel. She has written a charming romantic novel that already has readers asking for more. She had always had the ambition of one day becoming a published author herself. When Frances retired to help look after her grandchildren, she found time to develop her urge to write. She became a member of Studio Writers, a weekly creative support group run by Stephen Cartwright. With help and support Frances was encouraged to write her debut novel. Frances says, “I feel writing The Tryst I have achieved a lifetime ambition.” Now, with help from PublishNation, she is beginning to enjoy fame as an author. The Tryst tells the moving story of Sophie who is betrayed in love. Jilted and broken she finds comfort from a work colleague which has far reaching consequences. Her stunning story, The Tryst, is a touching tale of love, betrayal and rebuilding shattered dreams. The beautiful narration and unexpected twists have made The Tryst an instant hit with readers on both sides of the Atlantic, many of whom have provided five-star reviews. One reader stated: “This is a wonderful book that will keep you guessing. “I loved it.” Another awarded The Tryst with five stars, added: “The Tryst is beautifully written, very readable and has a surprise ending.” For more information go to Amazon and search for Frances Lovering, where the Kindle and paperback versions of The Tryst are available

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A Day Out at the Sculpture Park By Rachael Leverton

The sculpture parks and trails of England are a rather well-kept secret. They are found all over the country and are great places to visit and introduce the kids to real art. They are also good introductions to for anyone who is curious about art but feels they would be a bit out of their depth in a gallery. You can take a picnic and the children can run around. Many are free, or very cheap to enter. Each sculpture park is different in character depending on the surrounding countryside. Why not have a day outdoors and take in some culture at the same time?

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – with pieces by Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth and Antony Gormley New Art Centre, Wiltshire – set in beautiful lovingly planted gardens. Burghley House and Gardens, Stamford – My children loved this when they were tiny. There is an additional garden of surprises with quirky water sculptures that children can play in. Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, Gloucestershire – 20 sculptures set along a trail which takes about three hours to walk round. The Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park, Surrey – An enormous number of sculptures, and a varied landscape including lakes and woodland. Broomhill Art and Sculpture Garden,

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Churt Sculpture Park, Farnham, Surrey Touted as one of the most atmospheric sculpture park in Britain, this one is not far to travel. 10 acres of arboretum and water gardens, with around 600 sculptures.

VACANCY There is a vacancy at the Almshouses for a single pensioner of limited means who lives in or has close connections with the Parish of Sunbury.

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The accommodation consists of a ground floor bed-sitting room with a shower room and kitchen, situated in a pretty communal garden. The monthly contribution is £420.00, incl. heating & water rates. Please apply to the Administrator for further information: Ms S Pow 45 Doris Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 1LS Email: sarahpow67@googlemail.com Phone: 07887 552902

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Floral Corner by van Wonderen FLOWERS Tel: 01932 761071

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LOSRA Says….

By now, most households will have received their copy of our AGM newsletter and, indeed, our 2017 AGM on 21st June will have passed at the time of going to print. We are greatly endebted to our army of volunteers who make time in their busy diaries to deliver our periodicals which are put through most post-boxes within the Lower Sunbury area. The rear page of the newsletter entitled “Why You Should Be A LOSRA Member” (which can be viewed on our website: www.losra.org) may have been missed by many as this latest attempt at recruitment seems to have missed its mark. It should be remembered that all our Committee members and officers give their time, expertise and energy voluntarily and the Association is totally dependent on the number of subscribing members if it is to function adequately and maintain its reputation as a truly representative organisation. Increasing our membership is particularly important today as we go through our response to the local development plan. To this end, we have engaged the services of a top planning QC. Preliminary advice, albeit at a preferential rate, has already cost the Association £1350 – a fraction of the costs which will eventually be incurred for advocacy at the public hearing. Please join or renew your membership to help in protecting our green belt by subscribing via our website or depositing your £5 subscription (together with personal details) at Skinners Post Office in Avenue Parade or at Twirltours in Green Street.

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Tel : 01932 779431 vicar@stmarys-sunbury.org www.stmarys-sunbury.org Dear Friends The fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington last month I think has not just shattered the lives of those who lived there but has served to shake us all up as a nation. To think of those scores of people who lost their lives in that inferno is heartbreaking. There seems, as David Lammy MP described it, to be a sense that London, and indeed society at large, is increasingly becoming a Tale of Two Cities; those who have money and are comfortable in life and those who are at the mercy of the system. Those whose voice is heard and those who struggle to be noticed….those who seem to be at the bottom of the pecking order. This has to change. Those of us who follow the Christian route know that all of us, all of us, are equally loved and valued and treasured by God. There is no pecking order. It is a rich irony that the first person confirmed dead was a Syrian refugee - Mohammed Alhaljali - who came to this country in search of a new life, in search of a new beginning. Let us hold him and his family, and indeed all who perished in the fire in our prayers. Our lovely Raj who would do anything for us at his Hardware Shop at the bottom of the Avenue is having a tough time at present. We need to support him and his family. Sunbury simply would not be Sunbury without Raj. Before you buy anything online pop into his shop and see if he can help you. On Sunday 2nd July we have an amazing guest preacher; Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP - a distinguished writer and theologian and broadcaster but above all a priest who believes life is fun and is to be enjoyed. He is a great gift from God to us all. Come and hear what he has to say; he will be speaking at our 9.30am and 11.30am services. I can guarantee he will not be boring! If there is anything at all we can do for you at St Mary’s please do get in touch. I am always available for a chat or to discuss a baptism, wedding or funeral. All good wishes and with every blessing,

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Recipe of the Month Lemon Griesstorte Celebrating a win at the Shepperton Horticultural Association summer show, I have received several requests to publish the recipe so here we go. This is a light cake, made without flour. It keeps better than an ordinary sponge cake. For more luxury fill and top with cream and lemon curd. With thank to the Shepperton Horticultural Association

Ingredients 3 eggs, separated 4oz (100 g) caster sugar Grated rind and juice of 1/2 lemon 2oz (50g) fine semolina 1oz (25g) ground almonds For the filling 5fl oz (150ml) whipping cream 4 tablespoons lemon curd (optional) 100g fresh raspberries (optional) Icing sugar to dust

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 20 cm (8 in.) deep round cake tin with greased greaseproof paper Measure the egg yolks and sugar into a bowl and whisk on full speed with an electric whisk until pale and light in texture. Add the lemon juice and continue to whisk until the mixture is thick. Fold in the grated lemon rind, semolina and ground almonds . Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until they form soft peaks, then fold into the mixture until evenly blended. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 3035 minutes until well risen and pale golden brown. Leave in the tin for a few minutes then turn out, remove the paper and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. Dust the top with icing sugar.

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If you decide to be indulgent and add filling then whip the cream and gently fold in the lemon curd. Split the cake into two discs and place filling in the middle and also on top. Decorate with raspberries. This is more luxurious than the one we made for the competition but it had to hang around all day so the filling was not appropriate. The filling and raspberries would be a lovely addition. The Autumn show will be on September 2nd. The cake recipe is for Apple and Blackberry Tray Bake. For more info or to enter visit www.sheppertonha.co.uk www.villagematters.co.uk


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Defibrillators….Could You Help Save Someone’s Life?

Sunbury Matters attended a very useful workshop at the Shepperton Health Centre on how to attend to someone who has suffered a suspected cardiac arrest. Would you know where the defribrillators are around the area? Would you know how to use it? Your actions may make the difference between life and death. The Defibrillator is Part 2. Part 1 is entirely down to the first on the scene. You will need to perform CPR on the patient. This will keep the heart pumping until help arrives. You may have seen adverts for it on TV, using the rhythm of the Bee Gees hit “Staying Alive”, or even “Nelly the Elephant” (not a Bee Gees hit!). 30 strong beats down followed by two breaths into the patients mouth. Then start pumping again. Hopefully by now help will be on the way. It may be that there is a defibrillator nearby and someone will have gone to get it. As soon as you switch it on you will hear clear instructions about what to do, stage by stage. As soon as a defibrillator is initiated it will trigger a call for an ambulance. It will all happen very quickly, but your actions will be key in saving someone’s life. For more information on defibrillators and first response you can have a look at the website: www.weybridgeresponders.co.uk. Community First Responders are able to attend the scene of an emergency in a very short time - often within the first few minutes, and in the majority of incidents they could be first on scene. The responder can then begin vital life saving first aid before the arrival of an ambulance, further increasing the patient’s chance of survival. But in the very first instance you can make the critical difference.

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International Youth Arts Festival 2017 Now in its 9th year International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston (IYAF) will take over the town once again this summer from the 7th - 16th July 2017 showcasing the very best of youth arts, turning Kingston into an extravagant artists playground. Theatre, music, dance, film, comedy, circus, cabaret, visual arts, workshops and other art forms will be celebrated and championed for the 10 days of the festival by emerging young artists from all over the world. 2017 will see more international participants than ever bringing their skills to the heart of Kingston. IYAF is rapidly becoming one of the most successful youth events in the country. Over the last 8 years the growth has been phenomenal. In 2016 there were more than 3,000 participants in 200 events over 10 days across 20 venues in Kingston upon Thames. Over the last 8 years over 25,000 young people have participated. IYAF Kingston 2017 is set to be even bigger, brighter and bolder. ÂŁ5-ÂŁ15 Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, Surrey KT1 1HL

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300 Years of Water Music The Hampton Court Music Festival has just finished. You may have attended one of the concerts - anything from Bryan Ferry to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performed in the courtyard of Hampton Court Palace. You may have enjoyed a picnic by the water during the interval in this lovely setting. But did you know that this year sees the 300 year anniversary since the first royal performance of Handel’s Water Music? The work is made up of three orchestral suites, and was written 300 years ago for an outdoor performance for King George I on the river Thames.

The suites are pretty easy on the ear and jauntily life-affirming. Exactly the sort of music you would like to waft you down the River Thames if you were a king with the weight of government on your shoulders; in fact, the king enjoyed the music so much, he asked the musicians to play the suites three times over the course of the trip down the river. The first performance of the Water Music suites is recorded in The Daily Courant, the first British daily newspaper. At about 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 July 1717, King George I and several aristocrats boarded a royal barge at Whitehall Palace, for an excursion up the Thames toward Chelsea. The rising tide propelled the barge upstream without rowing. Another barge, provided by the City of London, contained about 50 Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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musicians who performed Handel's music. Many other Londoners also took to the river to hear the concert. According to The Courant, "the whole River in a manner was covered" with boats and barges. On arriving at Chelsea, the king left his barge, then returned to it at about 11 p.m. for the return trip. The king was so pleased with the Water Music that he ordered it to be repeated at least three times, both on the trip upstream to Chelsea and on the return, until he landed again at Whitehall. King George's companions in the royal barge included Anne Vaughan, the Duchess of Bolton; the Duchess of Newcastle the Duke of Kingston; the Countess of Darlington; the Countess of Godolphin; Madam Kilmarnock; and the Earl of Orkney. Handel's orchestra is believed to have performed from about 8 p.m. until well after midnight, with only one break while the king went ashore at Chelsea. It was rumoured that the Water Music was composed to help King George steal some of the London spotlight back from the prince, who at the time, worried that his time to rule would be shortened by his father's long life, and was throwing lavish parties and dinners to compensate for it. The Water Music's first performance on the Thames was the King's way of reminding London that he was still there and showing he could carry out gestures even grander than his son's.

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Meet The Revelaires By Monica Chard, Editor

In 1953 a group of locals decided to form a company with the sole intention of providing entertainment to those in adversity. That group was The Revelaires and they are still going strong today. We met with Sheila Marsden to find out all about the group. Sheila always wanted to perform. When she was little she learned to dance. Her mother was Irish and had a great singing voice. Entertainment was part of life and The Revelaires has been very much part of the family. When she was 18 Sheila took her friend Janis along as company to her audition. Her friend ended up joining too. As a bonus, Janis met her husband Peter (currently the sole male Revelaire) through the group. Then Sheila’s little sister Karen begged to join, which she did when she was 14. All 4 of them are still members. Sheila has been with the group for over 50 years.

The Revelaires 60th anniversary. Sheila Marsden, bottom row, 3rd from right with sister Karen 3rd from left

The Revelaires is an amateur revue company which visits dementia units, day centres, nursing, residential and retirement homes across Spelthorne, Elmbridge and Runnymede to bring a smile to those who may be struggling or lonely. They group is self funding, relying on donations which pay for the lighting, sound equipment, costumes (which are made by one of the members) and insurance. When To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

I asked Sheila what had kept her interest and enthusiasm for the group for such a long time, she answered simply “to see the radiance on the faces of a dementia audience is worth everything”. As the first notes of music are playing the audience is Sheila ready for an alert to songs 80’s number which may jolt memories. There is no doubting the driver is the desire to spread some love and happiness. Shows comprise cabaret style solos, group songs, dance and some comedy. The Revelaires team are hugely committed and love what they do. Rehearsals are weekly and the show season around homes runs from October to April. The group also puts on two public fund raising shows in April and October at Chertsey Hall. We will bring you more news on the Autumn show in due course. If you like the sound of The Revelaires, Sheila would be delighted to hear from you. The group would dearly love some more men to join. The age range is currently 19-72 so no excuses! If you like the sound of it please call Sheila Marsden on 01784 252407 or email sheilamarsden2000@yahoo.co.uk. It is so humbling to meet such a dedicated lady as Sheila and hear how much pleasure she and her group get from bringing a smile to the faces of those whose lives may not be all that easy.

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Second Career? How About Teaching? By Thamesmead School

The Thamesmead School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Partnership is a highly graded teacher training provider in North West Surrey. We have been training teachers since 2003 and during this time all of our trainee teachers have been graded as good or outstanding and all have gained employment following their training. From September 2017 we are pleased to be able to offer a Masters Level PGCE in some subjects in conjunction with Roehampton University.

During our time as an ITT provider we have developed a rigorous and robust teacher training programme, which has trained over 300 teachers in the Surrey area. During the last 5 years 100% of our trainees have been graded as outstanding or good at final assessment and in each of these years 100% of trainees have been recruited by either their placement school, a partner school or within Greater London or Surrey. With this high retention rate, many of our trainees have taken on positions of responsibility early on in their careers and remain passionate about their time spent with us and how it helped accelerate their career. Each of the schools in our Partnership is fully committed to recruiting and training high calibre graduates, who have a desire to work with young people. All of the Partner Schools have a team of Subject Mentors who work closely with the trainees to develop their subPlease mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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ject knowledge and teaching and learning strategies. Excellence is at the centre of all that we do. Graduates embarking on our training programme will receive high calibre training throughout their time with us, which will see them qualify as excellent teachers who are fully prepared to take up their first teaching post. All our training routes have the same core elements of theory and practice in the classroom. Each week trainees spend the majority of their time in the classroom observing good practice and teaching their own lessons. They have a half day training session every week at Thamesmead School or in one of our partner schools. Session topics include Teaching and Learning Styles, Behaviour Management, Safeguarding, Differentiation, Use of Assessment, Collaborate Learning, Working with Teaching Assistants, Effective Use of Voice plus many more. Trainees who embark upon teacher training with the Thamesmead SCITT can be assured that we will provide you with the best training possible. We will support, guide and challenge you and we can guarantee that with our combined hard work, you will qualify as a good or outstanding teacher. Children deserve nothing less. Feedback from one of the trainees says it all: “The course is hard work and the workload is substantial—but both manageable and highly enjoyable. Furthermore, the quality of mentoring and very high level of training and support available is just exceptional. I would highly recommend the course to any prospective trainee teachers.” For more information please visit the website: www.thamesmeadscitt.co.uk

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Halliford House Follow Up - Lost Relative Found

Following the article on Halliford House by Kenneth Battle, published in Shepperton Matters in the June issue I was contacted by a couple of readers. One lady is researching my grandfather's cousin Francis "Frank" Stokes, who died there on 15 Jul 1939. She found the Halliford House address in the probate calendar. She then discovered it was a psychiatric facility and concluded that was why she found no other records whatsoever of Francis between the 1901 census when he was living with his father aged 21, until his death aged 60 at Halliford House: no marriage, no service in the army in the 1914-18 war - nothing. He had attended Eton and won a schlarship to Balliol College Oxford. For him to disappear from public life like that in his early twenties suggests schizophrenia. Mental illness 100 years ago (even today) carried a stigma and would have been completely hushed up. His name was Francis Ruddle Bazeley Stokes. He was not forgotten by his family and he is buried beside his father in a very prominent and expensive tomb at Paddington Old Cemetery "In most loving memory of Francis Ruddle Bazeley Stokes, born 11th June 1879, died 15th July 1939." Amazingly we got some information straight away from Kenneth Battle who had been researching the house. He had a copy of the 1911 census which Teresa had been wondering about. The Census sheet showed that all the patients were under the care of William John Handfield Haslett, who was the Physician Surgeon Medical Superintendent between circa 1894 - 1930. As predicted, Francis Stokes was listed by initials only as a patient. 'FRBS' (Francis Ruddle Bazeley Stokes), single, aged 31, birthplace India, Simla - British subject by parentage - who became afflicted at the age of 25. The column noting ‘Infirmity’ states the chilling words “Lunatic”. It is so sad to know that 100 years ago you would be shut away if you had a mental illness and your identity pretty much blanked out. The original article is in this issue on p17

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Not Ready for Retirement? By Christine Harris

NI Number etc. Even if you’re only entitled to a few pennies at this stage, the important thing is that you are registered. Other benefits may come your way later.

Even though retirement ages have been increased recently many people find that when the time comes we don’t feel quite ready to down tools and head to the allotment or the golf course. All the knowledge, skills and qualifications we’ve achieved over the years can’t just be switched off, and we might not feel ready to step out of working life entirely. So if the calendar says one thing but our heart and mind disagree, what should we do?

Job-hunting www. jobcentreguide.co.uk provides an abundance of information on vacancies and also free CV advice, which is especially helpful if you are out of practice in the art of selling yourself to a prospective employer. You can register your CV on line with any number of agencies, such as www.reed.co.uk, which show jobs in your area, and assist with careers advice. If you prefer to register in person, pop into your local Job Centre or Recruitment Agency. These are all positive moves which will help you feel more confident and in control. There are many ways to research information about employment. The library and your local college are good starting points. Libraries often have computer terminals available for public use, and some run courses if your PC skills need polishing.

Don’t despair; there are in excess of 1.3 million pensioners still in work. We When you get an interview: represent 11% of the total workforce, and are Be positive Stress the good reputation of the living proof that many companies recognise firm plus other positive information. our experience. Play to your strengths Explain how the skills Staged Retirement Talk to your boss or line you’ve acquired throughout your working life manager in advance of your retirement. Ask if will benefit this company you can stage your retirement over a couple of years, maybe dropping to a three day week, Play down the negatives of retirement then two days etc. Many companies are happy Describe any voluntary work, hobbies studying to accommodate loyal employees. Stress that it and training you’ve completed. will make any transitions run more smoothly As an older person Play on your experience because you will be able to pass on your and loyalty but… knowledge to your replacement and allow them to gradually take over. If you regularly Reassure the employer You are hard deal with clients it can be very reassuring for working, flexible and willing to learn. them to know that you are still around. Think of retirement as a fresh start. It may be a Benefits Find out what your entitlements are. chance to reinvent yourself and it’s never too Check out www.direct.gov.uk to find out about late to land your dream job. pensions, earnings and tax. If you prefer to Good luck. talk to someone in person on the phone, ensure you have all relevant information to hand: P45, To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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Surrey’s Corner of Provence

One of Surrey’s favourite beauty spots opened is now open until mid September. Mayfield Lavender celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2016 having provided the village of Banstead with its own little piece of Provence for a decade. Over the years thousands of visitors have toured the 25-acre organic lavender farm and enjoyed its wonderful fragrance and picturesque setting. This year the farm’s owner Lorna and Brendan Maye are hoping the lavender season will be the best yet and they can share its beauty with more people than ever. Brendan said: “We have seen many changes over the last decade but one thing that has been constant has been the loyalty and support of the local community. “Banstead and the surrounding area often referred to as ‘Mitcham Lavender’ was famed for lavender growing in the 18th and 19th centuries, and this area produced most of the world’s lavender oil demand until the 1930’s when the industry disappeared. “Our local community are very proud of their lavender heritage and have been delighted to have the industry revived by Mayfield Lavender on their doorstep. Their support has been overwhelming over the last 10 years. “We have also seen a huge increase in the number of visitors who live outside the local area, often travelling hundreds of miles from within and outside the UK. They have seen and heard about our stunning field through social networking and want to experience the sight of our beautiful field for themselves. “Mayfield Lavender is open every day from 9am to 6pm. A nominal £1 per person entry fee covers the cost of the upkeep of the farm. Parking is free. It can be found at 1 Carshalton Road, Banstead, SM7 3JA. The farm also has its own alfresco tea shop and a gift shop selling a variety of unique lavender goods and plants. For more information and directions visit www.mayfieldlavender.com.

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Gardening Matters Take a Seat!

This year I decided to buy an all-weather seat for my garden. Bizarrely I didn’t actually have a permanent place to sit where I could admire my hard work. There is an art to choosing and placing garden seating. First decide whether you want to sit in full sun, or dappled shade. Watch the path of the sun and make a note of which particular parts of the garden are illuminated at each time of day.

Try before you buy! Yes you want your furniture to look wonderful but the most important factor is comfort. Are the seats wide enough? Is there enough back support? Does it come with pads?

Finally, to bring a touch of indoor comfort and style to an outdoor area I discovered outdoor rugs! Yes really. Made from long-lasting material, outdoor rugs can cope with rain or shine. They are made from robust, resistant, easycare synthetic fibres, which absorb minimal Think about when you will sit in you garden. moisture and which dry quickly afterwards. Will you want to eat breakfast out there? If so They don’t fade even when exposed to bright pop a seat and little table in a spot which sunlight and are cleaned easily by vacuuming, catches the morning sun. If like many of us the with a broom, or by beating them. I was a only chance you get to sit out is during the evening then look for an area which is bathed sceptic, but I think I’m a convert and bought a little one to place in front of my bench. in golden light of late afternoon. Would you My dog loves it! like to dine out doors in the evening? Can you make room for a table, and would a patio heater be a good investment, so you can make the most of the setting. If the only area you can place a bench is in baking sun then it’s good to place some sort of overhead structure. It can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Sawn tanalised timbers can be used to make a very simple frame over which you can train a vine or climber. Use galvanised screws and it should last 20 years, providing a delightful place to rest. Choose all-weather furniture for ease of use unless you have oodles of storage space for the winter months. Plastic is cheap but can look very tacky. There are some wonderful synthetic wicker style pieces available now though, and excellent metal furniture which requires no care at all. My favourite material is wood though mostly this does require ongoing maintenance. I did discover some rather attractive polystyrene slatted furniture on an aluminium frame which looked remarkably like the real deal. If finances allow you can buy beautiful teak wood furniture which requires very little in the way of after care. To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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Cosi Fan Tutte. Mozart’s Comedy on Tour. Riverside Arts Centre. 22nd September 2017. 7.30pm. Tickets £20 from www.operaholloway.co.uk. Sunbury Cricket Club Music Nights. Fri 4th August HAMILTON LOOMIS £10.00 Come and hear this great Texan blues guitarist, singer, harmonica player and songwriter He is one of the young artists at the forefront of bringing blues-based American music into the 21st century and redefining it for a contemporary audience. We expect big demand so we are selling tickets in advance, offering them initially at Music Nights, so that Club regulars have the first opportunity to get them, and also from the bar at other times. See website for more on him: www.hamiltonloomis.com. Email Paul Watts for tickets: paulwatts1946@googlemail.com Mayfield Lavender Fields. Splendid from June-September. Do go along and enjoy the fabulous lavender fields and have a cream tea. 1 Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3JA. Open 9-6 daily. Tel 07503 877707 Swan Upping. Monday 17th July 2017. Sunbury Lock Cut 09.00 - Departure point Shepperton Lock 10.45, Penton Hook Lock 12.30 Restore Food Bank Monday and Thursday 10-12 You can drop in at any point, for coffee and chat. St Saviour’s Church, 205a Vicarage Rd., Sunbury-onThames TW16 7TP www.st-saviourssunbury.org.uk Tel. 01932 782800 Office Hours Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am – 13:00pm

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More What’s On Do you run a club? Want to get a listing for free. Email info@villagematters.co.uk Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Association’s Summer Festival 2017 will take place From July 14 to July 23. Lots to choose from. www.ticketsource.co.uk/ssarts or call 01932 787390. Info in this issue The Probus Club of Sunbury-on-Thames for retired professional and businessmen meets for lunch, followed by a speaker, at the Sunbury Sports Association on the second Monday of each month. The club supports an attractive set of social activities for members and guests, including short holidays, day trips and theatre visits. We welcome new members. Please contact 01932 788028 for further information Sunbury Library Coffee Time with a Theme! Coffee Time on Friday 7 July between 10 and 11:30 Coffee or tea, biscuits and a general knowledge quiz for 50p. This Coffee Time theme will be The Changing Face of Sunbury! Sunbury Library, The Parade, Staines Road West, Sunbury The New Egham Singers Summer Concert will take place on Saturday 8 July at the Performing Arts Centre, ACS Egham International School starting at 6.15 pm. The programme will include a wide range of musical styles including pop, folk, show tunes, classical, and Summer Proms. The concert will raise funds for Sight for Surrey. Tickets cost £10 (£5 for children 15 and under). To reserve tickets please email nesboxoffice@gmail.com or contact the box office (by text message only please) on 07884 331195. Music in the Park - Sunday 2 July, 2-4pm. Walled Garden, Thames Street, Sunbury on Thames. A performance by The Cobham Band. A limited number of chairs are available or you are welcome to bring you own chair/picnic blanket. FREE. Further music afternoons on July 16th, 23rd and 30th from 2-4pm. Do pop along. It is a great facility and so lovely to lounge with a picnic on the lawns. Music in the Park Sunday July 9th 2-4pm.. Join us for a free afternoon of music in the beautiful surroundings of The Lammas Band Stand, Lammas Recreation Ground, Wraysbury Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4XZ 6th-8th July. Staines Musical Theatre Group Presents 21st CENTURY WEST END Songs of the last 17 years from well known West End Shows. Performing at Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street, Sunbury On Thames, TW16 5QF Tickets £12 (concessions £10) Book online at: www.smtg.org.uk OR call 01784 605805 Sunbury Neighbours is a voluntary organisation helping those in need in our community. More daytime volunteers are needed to either man the duty phone at home or provide transport to medical appointments etc. If you enjoy meeting people and have the occasional spare hour to help then please contact Nigel on 787343 or John on 784432

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