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Sunbury

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The Boat

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July 2018

Issue 89

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Congratulations to Janet Tween who recently awarded the Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury annual award for voluntary services for her work with Sunbury Neighbours. It sounds as if Janet has been the lifeline to so many locals. What a wonderful example to us all. It was good to see so many of you at the LOSRA AGM recently. There were a lot of concerns about what the local plan may mean to us, the impact of the third runway at Heathrow and the issues of speeding through the village. Try to look when you are next in Thames Street and notice the signs that say 20mph. Maybe it is not obvious enough. Swan upping is on July 16th this year and if you are new to the

July 2018 village this colourful event is so worth going to see. It starts from the Weir pub and goes up the river, passing through Shepperton Lock. You can watch their progress from several points along the way. Do also take the chance to visit Sunbury Court House when it opens on July 7th. Photo: Here and now Photography

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William Schaw Lyndsay 4 Community Fun in the Sun 6 Boat for Business Group Founder 9 Sunbury Court Opens Doors 12 Local Nursery is a Family Affair 16 Swan Upping July 16th 26 Flt. Lt. Dominic Bruce 28 Capture Spelthorne Winners 31 Recipe of the Month 34 Sunbury/Shepperton Arts Festival 36/37 St Mary s Newsletter 39 Potholes & Parking 42 Pilgrim s Arrival 44 Feeding of the 2000 46 The Joy of Lawn Bowls 47 LOSRA Says 48 Doing Business in Spelthorne 53 Reunited with the Coldstream Guards 54 Gardening Matters 57 What s On/Noticeboard 58/61 Ad Index/Prices/Deadlines 62

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William Schaw Lindsay -

Lord of the Manor of Shepperton By Nick Pollard I have mentioned William Schaw 1839, when in the Persian Gulf, Lindsay in a previous article about he was wounded during an enthe great flood of 1877, but I counter with a pirate (whom he thought I would outline a bit more promptly shot dead). He retired of his very full life. He was Lord of from the sea in 1840. Lindsay the Manor of Shepperton from found further employment with 1857 until his death 20 years later, Greenwell in 1841 as an agent and during that time did much to for the Castle Eden Coal Compareform the village. Perhaps his ny in Hartlepool where he played most lasting achievement was to a part in the town becoming an bring the railway to Shepperton in independent port, and helped to 1864, after the collapse of Walton create its docks and wharves. In Bridge made access to the nearest 1845, he moved to London to station at Walton problematic. The represent the company. With the siting of the railway station, north coal-fitting business he comof the old settlement near the river, bined that of shipbroking and an led to the subsequent development agency for his brother-in-law, a of the High Street area, and the Glasgow iron merchant. He eseventual growth of the village as tablished the firm of W. S. LindWilliam Schaw Lyndsay (1815-1877) a commuter suburb. He built say & Co., which soon became estate cottages in the High Street one of the largest ship-owning (these have since been replaced by maisonettes), concerns in the world with 220 vessels, and he and promoted the Enclosure Act of 1861 which retained his connection with it until ill-health combrought much of the former common land into pelled him to retire in 1864. Lindsay was an unsucprivate ownership and cultivation. Lindsay had a cessful parliamentary candidate for Monmouth in passion for cleaning up the village, and had a spat April and for Dartmouth in July 1852, but was with the parish authorities over his demolition of elected for Tynemouth and North Shields in March the derelict parish lockup, which used to be situat1854. He continued to represent Tynemouth until ed near the Three Horseshoes at the lower end of the April 1859 general election, when he switched the High Street. He describes the incident in his to Sunderland.During the American Civil War book The History of Our Village . (1861–65), Lindsay supported the bid for ConfedAway from the village, Lindsay was a merchant eracy recognition and spoke on their behalf in Parand ship-owner, as well as the Liberal Member of liament. In 1865, he was forced by illness to retire Parliament for Tynemouth and North Shields from from public life. After his retirement, Lindsay oc1854 to 1859 and for Sunderland from 1859 until cupied himself with literary work. He died at Shephis resignation on grounds of ill-health in 1864.He perton Manor on 28th August 1877 and is buried in was born in Ayr in south-west Scotland on a prominent tomb at Shepperton Cemetery, off 19 December 1815. He lost both his parents by the Church Road, the land for which he gave to the time he was ten and was brought up by his uncle, parish. the Reverend William Schaw. Reverend Schaw wished him to follow the same calling but he inLindsay s book The History of Our Village has stead left home in 1831 and worked his passage to been reprinted by the Sunbury and Shepperton Liverpool on board a collier. He was subsequently Local History Society, and is available from local engaged as a cabin-boy aboard the West Indiaman outlets such as Squire s Garden Centre, as well as Isabella. In 1834, he became second mate, but soon via the Society s website www.sslhs.org.uk afterwards received severe injuries following a shipwreck. On his recovery in 1835 he became chief mate of the Olive Branch, a merchantman owned by a Mr. Greenwell of Sunderland. In 1836, he was appointed captain of the vessel and, in Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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Community Fun in the Sun By Monica Chard, Editor A perfect Summer s day in early June brought crowds into Lower Sunbury village for the annual Open Gardens event. As seems to be the way during our village events (I am thinking Christmas market last year), Thames Waters saw fit to once more shut Thames Street. Whilst this could have been cause for irritation, a lot of people chose to walk or cycle in the warm sunshine and enjoy the lack of lorries and buses powering through our little village. It was perfect. There were six gardens open, many of them for the first time and several showing off their splendour after a makeover. What struck me was the very different gardens on offer. Each had its own style, some professionally laid out, others more homely. Roses were in abundance, with rose arches of scented blooms welcomed visitors in several gardens.

It is a big event to put on and we can t take that for granted. Thanks also to the many volunteers. In total the event raised ÂŁ10,500, half going towards Spelthorne Gymnastics and half going to Huntingdon s Disease research. There are already gardens offered in the Avenue and Manor Rd next year so if anyone in that area is interested in the possibility of opening your garden, please contact Sue on 01932 786675.

Dancing, chat and a picnic at the Sunmead Road Big Lunch

The stunning rose garden of 33 Green Street 33 Green Street is an interesting residence. It was at one time the local fire station and later an undertakers. The archway leading into the back garden is a piece of history itself. Thinking about the various incarnations of the building and the stories of rescue and sadness that must have happened over the centuries. When we live in an old building we are merely passing by, custodians for the future. Monksbridge has its fair share of history of course too. The splendid gardens hosted Spelthorne Gymnastics who wowed crowds with their skill. Visitors could walk in the gardens where Prince Edward visited his then mistress before abdicating and marrying Mrs Simpson. Fast forward to rock stardom and the original artwork for Pink Floyd s Brick in the Wall album which is still at Monksbridge. A huge well done is in order for Sue and George March who make Open Gardens happen each year. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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That sunny day in early June was also the day of the Big Lunch in Sunmead Road. The idea is to get neighbours to sit down together and get to know each other as a way of engendering better communities and togetherness. Part of Sunmead Road had been officially closed and gazebos were put up, tables and chairs brought out, freshly cut flowers put in vases on the tables and bunting festooned the road. Residents all brought food and drink to share and as one of the locals is a DJ...well it would be a shame not to have some dancing. I approved of the choice of tunes which were very much of my era! Games had been set up for children and people of all ages and backgrounds got together to have fun in the sun. Such events offer the chance to get to know your neighbours, show and interest in those around you, help each other, offer support and skills. It most certainly promotes well being and we certainly need that these days. It would be great to see more such events, so why don t you think about getting a lunch organised in your area then tell Sunbury Matters about it.

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Lower Sunbury Business Group Launches Boat for Founder By Monica Chard, Editor In the May issue of Sunbury Matters we mentioned in our welcome page that the Lower Sunbury Business Community (LSBC) had plans to erect a boat filled with flowers on Thames Street. Group members were very keen on this idea. Partly it would fill an empty space (where the old public loos used to be!) and of course it would brighten up the village. These things take time to happen though. The project was being undertaken by our hard working members, so coordinating it was not easy. The boat had been donated but had to be rowed a little way along the Thames, then carried over Rivermead Island. In the end, that part of it happened before the rest of the exercise (ie filling it with flowers) could be completed. So the story of the abandoned boat started! It sat there, on the empty platform, for 3 days, before someone decided it must be yet another instance of fly tipping and that really something had to be done. So they took the boat! Members of the LSBC were horrified and so disappointed. So we put out a call on Facebook for anyone who knew anything to get in touch. Blow me over if by 8am the following day I received a call It s back ! The boat also had a very polite note on it saying sorry for causing any distress but that it did look rather abandoned! Thank you so much for returning it. Now members rallied round. Holes were drilled (for drainage and to make it less interesting for anyone who thought it might make a nice summer toy). Rubble was thrown in for hardcore. Finally on the first available Saturday (which happened also to be my birthday) an enthusiastic group of members got together in the sunshine to make this abandoned boat into a thing of beauty. Well, what a fantastic community project it is. As we toiled away, passers by would stop and talk to us, motorists slowed down. We had hoots of appreciation, shouts of well done from passing cars and a great feeling of happiness and satisfaction from our little group of workers. One lovely man (you know who you are!) brought us a bag of orange lollies to refresh us as it was getting hot. Some of the plants were donated by Sue March from the Sunbury Open Gardens event which boosted our own purchases and topsoil was donated and delivered by PTL. By coincidence Spelthorne Council were putting up the flowering baskets (also paid for by the LSBC) and they came along and watered the flowers when the planting To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

was complete. The feedback on social media has already been amazing. The boat will be dedicated to Gerry Ceaser, former Mayor, Spelthorne councillor, long term Sunbury resident and one of the founders of the Lower Sunbury Business Group. Gerry s widow, Zandra Ceaser was overwhelmed: I cannot describe the way I feel every time I walk past the Boat . It is really beautiful and I cannot thank the Lower Sunbury Business Community enough for such a wonderful tribute to Gerry. The fact that it was "stolen" and returned following your post on the internet just adds to the depth of respect that people do have.

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Memorial Bench for Ian Squire A bench dedicated to Shepperton optician, Ian Squire, has been unveiled just opposite Thames Court at a small gathering of his family, councillors and members of the Rotary club. Cllr Richard Walsh spoke movingly of Ian s engaging smile and unerring want to help others, and of his discreet Christian faith which would flow into his every day life. Ian was referred to by some as the man who made the blind see after his work in Africa helping those who had no access to eye care. Ian lost his life in Africa last year whilst doing missionary work. His wife Brigitta raised money for a memorial to him and Cllr Richard Walsh helped her make it happen, securing permission for the site of the bench in an area where Ian and Brigitta liked to walk.

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Sunbury Court Opens its Doors to Residents -July 7th 2018

Once a year local residents have the chance to see what is behind the wall. The big wall and large security gate of Sunbury Court may look a little forbidding, but it is only there to look after the many visitors to the international conference centre, often travelling overseas for the first time. When you come from some African or Asian nations, Sunbury can be a culture shock!

The Salvation Army who run the centre, are a charming bunch. (They kindly come and play at the Christmas Market event we hold in the village every year). Sunbury Court House itself is a place of great history. Built in 1723, the house was a magnet for the rich and famous. Lavish dinners and balls were held there in its heyday. It was a gentleman s club for a while, the famous staircase often lined with beautiful ladies waiting to be selected as companion for the evening. It was used by the military in 1918 before falling into disrepair and finally being bought for a pittance by the Salvation Army in 1925. It is known within Salvation Army circles worldwide. The conference centre holds training courses four times a year for those becoming officers (ministers). Sunbury Court House has undergone a significant makeover in recent years. If you have visited before, you will know it has a stunning new conservatory overlooking the parkland at the back. But the inside is full of riches: stucco ceilings, marquetry floors, frescos from the 18th century and a huge chandelier! Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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This year you have the chance to visit the house and grounds on July 7th. They have extended the opening time by an extra hour so it will now run from 1-4pm. In past years they have been overwhelmed by the interest. Entrance is free. There will be concerts in the new conference centre at 2.00-2.45pm by the Staines Salvation Army Songsters (the adult choir) and at 3.00-3.45 the Staines Salvation Army Band will be playing. The chandelier room will this year host two sets by the SA children s choir from Hendon who will give two 20 minute performances. Follow that all up with a lovely cream tea in the conservatory, or even outside, weather permitting. Parking will be limited to why not walk. This promises to be a beautiful community afternoon, so make the most of this once a year opportunity. July 7th 2018 1-4pm

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Local Nursery is a Family Affair By Monica Chard, Editor A mother and daughter team from Sunbury have been running the HighScope Nursery for 42 years. That is since 1976 (I remember it well!), a time of simplicity, before social media, little tech and very little paperwork. The nursery first started in the house of Rita Levy, expanded with an extension and as it outgrew the house, moved to the Cedars Pavilion and finally to the premises of a local School. Last year HighScope relocated to Halliford Community Hall in Upper Halliford. Rita told me that some of the children who came way back in the 1970 s and 80 s were now bringing their own children to the nursery. It certainly does keep it in the family. Children seem to thrive in this very inclusive environment and founder Rita thinks it is imperative to form a relationship with the whole family. We met for a coffee at the Walled Garden to find out what the recipe for success is in this family run business.

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Mum and daughter, Kate Taggart with Rita Levy

the nursery which involves gardening, cooking and other activities, but it is flexible depending on the children. Allowing the children input gives them confidence and self esteem. Children learn good values and about interacting with each other and adults at this early and impressionable time of their life. The nursery recently visited a care home ith the children, where the meeting of these two very diverse generations was seen as a very positive impact engendering understanding and respect for each other. The highest compliment a parent can pay you is to entrust their child to your care says Rita. Looking at the generations who have been passed through HiScope it seems the approach works well. It is the only such nursery in the area. The nursery may have moved to Upper Halliford, but it is very much a Sunbury story. Rita has lived in the same house in Sunbury for 50 years. Daughter Kate has always wanted to work with children. She job shares with Pauline, the other manager and continues her mother s work with pride.

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Just to make it clear from the piece on parking last month, the car park of the Admiral Hawke on Green Street is for patrons only. You can t use it if you are popping to the shops. Apparently my article was misleading and if that was indeed the case, I apologise. Monica Chard, Editor

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Swan Upping July 16th 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 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

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Flt. Lt. Dominic Bruce, AFM, MC, OBE By Ken Battle As we mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force, it seems fitting to recall events in the life of Flt.Lt. Dominic Bruce, who once lived at Blakesley Lodge, 2 Green St, Sunbury. Dominic is the only airman ever to have been awarded both the Air Force Medal (AFM) and the Military Cross (MC). In 1938, acting as a wireless operator, a huge lightning strike crippled his aircraft and knocked him out. Quickly recovering, he was able to radio a distress message to base before baling out with the rest of the crew. For his courage, he was awarded the AFM, or as he often described it, his Away From Mum medal. At the outbreak of war in 1939, he was a navigator with No.9 Squadron, RAF. During a sortie over the North Sea on 9th June 1941, his Wellington bomber was shot down by a German Me109. His pilot, W/C Roy Arnold, sacrificed his own life by remaining at the controls of the burning aircraft, allowing the crew of five to bale out. Later on they were rescued from the sea by a German patrol vessel off the coast of Zeebrugge, Belgium. After capture, Dominic was first imprisoned at Oflag IX-A/H in Spangenburg Castle. In September 1941, he and two companions acting as a Swiss Red Cross Commission , were escorted to the castle gates by another POW dressed as a German guard, who then allowed them to walk free. With Luftwaffe tunics under their suits, the trio headed to an airfield at Kassel and attempted to steal a German Ju52, but were discovered trying to start the engines. After a hasty retreat, they were recaptured ten days later and each was sentenced to 53 days in solitary confinement. Dominic was then sent to Oflag VI-B where, in January 1942, he escaped in a working party but was soon recaptured and given another long confinement in the cells. He was then transferred to Oflag IV-C at Colditz Castle, which was used for allied officers who had made escape attempts from other German Oflags. On 8th September 1942, Dominic made his famous Tea Chest Escape from Colditz by squeezing himself into a Red Cross tea chest, before it was carried by the guards into an attic store situated Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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high above the German quarters and beside the Castle wall. After exiting the tea chest that night, Dominic lowered himself down the Castle wall on knotted bed sheets to make his escape. He headed for Danzig (Gdansk) some 350 miles away, hoping to board a freighter bound for Sweden. Unfortunately, he was captured ten days later at Frankfurton-Oder but managed to escape whilst still awaiting interrogation. Rough sleeping throughout the journey, he eventually reached Danzig and attended a church Mass there. Later that day, he was recaptured and returned to Colditz Castle where he endured another long period of solitary confinement. The Tea Chest Escape was re-enacted in the BBC Colditz Series, Season 1, Episode 14 Gone Away , Part1, shown on the 18th January 1973, with well-known actor David McCallum playing the role of Dominic. On the 16th April 1945, US troops liberated all the POW s held at Colditz Castle. Dominic was awarded the Military Cross on 8th October 1946 with his Citation noting his escapes as about seventeen attempts in all . During later years, Dominic held numerous executive and advisory positions and was awarded the OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 1989 for his services to education. Dominic Bruce died on 12th February 2000 at the age of 84. Ken Battle is a member of the Sunbury & Shepperton Local History Society.

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Capture Spelthorne Competition Winners Announced The Capture Spelthorne Competition was a great success with lots of fantastic entries for all the categories. The overall standard of the competition was excellent. The judging was by the Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Jean Pinkerton and the Chief Executive of Spelthorne Council, Daniel Mouawad. We had such a high response from the under 16 category we decided to give a prize to the winner of each of the categories for the under 16 s as well. Each under 16 category winner will receive a pair of tickets for the Pinewood / Shepperton Studios cinema and £50 and a copy of their picture printed in a local community publication. Each adult category will receive a Shepperton Studios book A Visual Celebration and £50 and a copy of their picture printed in a local community publication. The overall winners will receive a pair of tickets for the Pinewood / Shepperton Studios cinema, a Shepperton Studios book A Visual Celebration , £100 and Nigel Hedges will have a copy of his

Hidden Gems winner: Sarah Henry picture printed on the front cover of the Spelthorne Bulletin magazine. The best 25 photos will be featured at an exhibition in the Elmsleigh Shopping Centre during the Summer. The winner are: Overall WINNERs Nigel Hedges Under 16 s – Rebecca Smith Hidden Gems Sarah Henry – Sunbury on Thames Under 16 s – Rebecca Smith - Sunbury on Thames Living in Spelthorne Andrew Bleach - Staines Upon Thames Under 16 s - Leah Serdet - Laleham Water Scenes Bernadette Garbutt - Staines Upon Thames Under 16 s - Jess Harvey - Ashford Urban Landscapes Jyoti Banerjee - Sunbury on Thames Under 16 s - Grace Cole -

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Arranged over three floors, a five bedroom detached house with a large rear garden. There are three reception rooms, four bathrooms and a garage, energy rating b.

A four bedroom house set over four floors with a reception room and bi-folding doors opening on to the garden. The upper floors provide views over Orchard Meadow, energy rating e.

Dexters Sunbury 01932 781100

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Parke Road, TW16

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Set on a large corner plot, a four bedroom house with a shared mooring. The house has three bathrooms, a double garage, off-street parking and a garden, energy rating d.

A detached four bedroom family home which has been extended to create a separate annex. There are three reception rooms, four bathrooms and a garden, energy rating c.

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Ember Lane, KT8

Oakington Close, TW16

Set over three floors, a double fronted five bedroom home with a garden and off-street parking. There are two reception rooms, two bathrooms and a conservatory, energy rating e.

Located in a gated development in the heart of Lower Sunbury, a four double bedroom house with a rear garden, two bathrooms and two allocated parking spaces, energy rating c.

Dexters Sunbury 01932 787788

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Hogarth Way, TW12

The Avenue, TW16

This four bedroom family home has stunning views overlooking the communal gardens. There is a private patio, a garage and off-street parking for two cars, energy rating c.

A detached, three bedroom house set on a sought after tree-lined road in Lower Sunbury. There are two reception rooms, a garden, and a garage, energy rating d.

Dexters Sunbury 01932 787788

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Recipe of the Month Yummy & Fresh Potato Salad

Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 15 mins plus cooling time

Method

Serves 4

Boil the potatoes in salted water for 15-20 minutes until tender.

Ingredients

While the potatoes are boiling place the Dijon mustard and the red wine vinegar into a bowl and whisk them together, then whisk in the oils.

600g waxy potatoes 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 115g good quality mayonnaise 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard 3 spring onions - sliced thinly Small bunch chives - finely chopped Small bunch mint - finely chopped

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When the potatoes are cooked cut the smaller ones in half and the larger ones into quarters. Pour over the dressing, mix well and leave to cool. Mix the remaining ingredients with the mayonnaise but reserve a few of the herbs for garnish. When the potatoes are cool, drain off any surplus vinegar dressing then toss them in the mayonnaise. Serve garnished with the reserved herbs.

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Sunbury and Shepperton Arts Association presents

Arts Festival 2018 14th - 22nd July

All events will take place at Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5QF Saturday July 14 to Sunday July 22 – During Events at the Riverside Arts Centre – DAPHNE CLEMENT EXHIBITION Admission Free Saturday July 14 – 8.30pm (Doors 7.30pm) LAUGHING CHILI COMEDY CLUB Comedy as part of the Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Fes val, with 5 fabulous acts joining us at RAC. Tickets: £12 (theli leboxoffice.com/laughingchili) Sunday July 15 – 2.00pm & 4.30pm KH DANCE ACADEMY SUMMER REVUE The dance school will be performing a selec on of dances to show the broad spectrum of styles of dance Tickets: £8 (07891 675 753 / info@kh­danceacademy.co.uk) Sunday July 15 – 7.30pm JAN NOBLE – MY NAME IS SWAN The day before the Royal Swan Upping, the local poet presents a programme of his poetry with film and presenta on to explain the context and background. Tickets: £12 (to include complimentary Glass of Wine)

Monday July 16 – 8.00pm NICK POLLARD – FLOODS PAST & PRESENT A talk on the long history of flooding in the Sunbury and Shepperton area. Tickets: £12 Tuesday July 17 – 2.00pm SUNBURY­ON­THAMES FLOWER CLUB – FUN WITH FLOWERS A Make­and­Take Flower Arranging Workshop Tickets: £12 Tuesday July 17 – 8.00pm ILLYRIA – THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Interna onal award­winning Illyria promises a Shakespeare produc on to keep you on the edge of your seat! Tickets: £15 (Illyria.cloudvenue.co.uk)

Wednesday July 18 – 8.00pm DR. LAURENCE SHAFE – THE ART OF VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHY A talk on the inven on and blossoming of photography. Tickets: £12


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Thursday July 19 – 12.00am THE SHAHIN – A TASTE OF INDIAN A lunch me demonstra on and tas ng workshop of Indian cuisine. Tickets: £17.50 Thursday July 19 – 6.15pm TALK & FILM AT SHEPPERTON STUDIOS Visit to Shepperton Studios with a talk on the history of the Studios followed by a glass of Prosecco and canapés to precede a showing of ‘Into the Woods’. Tickets £20 Friday July 20 – 7.30pm SumeetsStep2Step – BOLLYWOOD DANCING WORKSHOP Enjoy a colourful world­class performance with a fusion of modern Bollywood styles followed by a chance to learn some of the signature moves in an interac ve workshop. Tickets: £16

Saturday July 21 – 11.00am (Doors 10.15) CAROLE BOYD & LYNDA CHANG – ‘LA DOLCE VITA’ A programme of Words and Music celebra ng the Joys of Life. THE PERFORMANCE WILL BE PRECEDED BY COFFEE & CROISSANT Tickets: £12

Saturday July 21 – 8.00pm STAGE LEFT PROJECT – BERNSTEIN’S ‘TROUBLE IN TAHITI’. Marking the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, Stage Le Project presents a barbershop rendi on of classic Bernstein tunes, followed by his 45m opera ‘Trouble in Tahi ’. Tickets: £16 Sunday July 22 – 2.30pm GEORGE HARLIONO – PIANO RECITAL THE RECITAL WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A CREAM TEA. The 18­year­old winner of major interna onal piano compe ons will play Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata Opus 57, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.6, and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka. Tickets: £16 Sunday July 22 – 8.00pm MOOD INDIGO EVENTS – ‘THE BEAT GOES ON’ The evening evokes the cool, stylish world of 1950’s New York jazz. Tickets: £12

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Potholes & Parking By Tim Evans, Surrey County Councillor

I read John Hirsh s scholarly piece on pavement parking in the June issue of Sunbury Matters with great interest! He makes a passing comment on the bollards in Green Street having a mixed reception . As the instigator of those bollards and noting that you wrote a piece on them in your May issue perhaps I may comment? The most complaints that I receive as our Surrey County Councillor (more even than potholes) are about inconsiderate and dangerous parking; In particular parking on pavements making it difficult for pedestrians, especially those with or in pushchairs or wheelchairs, to get by without going into the road. Such parking which is prevalent in Green St between the Car Park(!) and the parade of shops also impedes sight lines making it difficult to see coming out of side roads. After discussion with the Admiral Hawke, Best One and the Surrey Highways Authority I agreed with Surrey Highways to install bollards to prevent pavement parking where the pavements are narrow. They were not installed entirely correctly, as you observed, and so in July that will be corrected. The excess bollards near the car park will be removed and reset-two more at the north east end to block the gap on the northeast pavement where it is narrow and some five or six outside the Admiral Hawke (which also has its own carpark!) again where the pavement is narrow After further discussion, we will not at this stage put bollards on the west side where the pavement is wide i.e. outside the Admiral Hawke garden. The arguments against the bollards seem to focus on the convenience of popping into the various shops, if there are no available spaces in the inset slots on the parade, and deliveries to the shops. It is impossible to please all of the people all of the time but if I have to trade off the ability Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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of pedestrians to use the pavements for their intended purpose with convenience of motorists who are not prepared to use the carpark about 100 yards away (free for the first hour) then I will support the pedestrians every time. More generally I receive complaints about parking outside schools at opening and closing times and also about parking on corners (note the bollards at the bottom of the Avenue), green spaces, on verges and up footpaths (next to Orchard Meadow). I am trying to find the correct way of resolving these issues after consulting interested parties. Incidentally, people ask why we don t just put more double yellow lines. The reasons are twofold-they re ugly and they don t work very well.

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Pilgrim s Arrival

Well, the Sunbury pilgrim has completed his Pilgrim s Way walk in aid of Ian Squire s Mission for Vision. Congratulations on this achievement. It sounds as if it has been quite an experience. Richard Stephenson has met with so much kindness and support on his way, from strangers and of course his rock of a wife, Kathleen. He has walked paths and roadways, found Road Closed signs and had to walk further than he thought and he has seen sights of great beauty up hill and down dale on his way, accompanied by bird song, hopping bunnies and a startled stoat. He has also passed industrial wastelands, wind turbines and even a nuclear power station. He walked around 20 miles a day which at the tender age of 70 is pretty impressive in my book! He has received sponsorship from friends, family and complete strangers. He ended his walk in Caterbury as the old pilgrims did (see photo). All in all, it has been a great physical, mental and indeed spiritual experience. Going alone and on foot over hills and valleys and through fields and towns for days and days gives time to reflect on life and to learn from nature. What those lessons are, I am still contemplating. said Richard. We say well done to you and what a fitting way to celebrate Ian Squire and donate to his cause of helping those less fortunate gain eye care. All donations gratefully received. Cash welcome (call 01932 783159 ) or donate via JustGiving at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/richard-stephenson-pilgrimsway

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Sunbury Foodbank Feeds 5000 on Surplus

Well done to an amazing group of local volunteers making Love Sunbury/ JOY@Kempton happen . Over 2000 people attended. They attempted to feed 5000 people with surplus food from the local supermarkets and in the end fed over 2000 people on the day, with the rest of the food going into London to feed over 600 homeless people that evening. The following day the rest of the food was used at a few sites in London feeding the homeless and Hungry and by 13.25 they had confirmation they had fed 5000 people on surplus waste food they had sourced. So they stopped 5,000 meals from going to landfill - This is equivalent to avoiding 4,632 KG of CO2 - the same amount of CO2 produced by the average household in 414 days. What we perceive to be waste often isn't actually waste at all - it's perfectly good food that gets thrown away because it wasn t sold. The group wants to highlight food waste and food poverty locally, showing that although the community Foodbank at St Saviours is small, they have access to huge amounts of surplus food and use it to feed people. Food unites.

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The Joys of Lawn Bowls

I thought it would be fun to pop over to the Sunbury Bowls Club open afternoon. I was greeted warmly and lead to a shed where I was furnished with some bowls (known as woods) of the appropriate size for my hands. Glenda gave me some tips on how to release the wood and where to aim it in order to get it as close as possible to the jack which she had thrown for me - not as close as I would have liked, by the way. I had four attempts and didn t do too badly at all. Members came along to either watch or to take part. It is a beautiful green space by the Sunbury Cricket Club with plenty of parking. Glenda is one of the longest standing members (I think she said 45 years, which must mean she likes it!) and the most experienced in games at all levels. If you fancy going and seeing what it is all about drop in on Tuesday evening at between 5.30 and 5.45 for 6.00 for the roll-up session each week when David often does some coaching and anyone can turn up to have a chat about the game and try a few bowls. Call Diane who is the Captain - Her phone number is 07958 750739 for enquiries. Members really enjoy the game at whatever level they are able to achieve – some play for the county and some only do local games or just roll-ups, but there is plenty of fun to be had on the green and also some other activities during the winter. Glenda said I was a natural bowler so if I can do it, anyone can!

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LOSRA Says . Planning – Local Democracy versus the Ministry A question frequently asked of our Association concerns the tensions which occasionally exist between local democracy (and its determination of planning strategy) and the Planning Inspectorate, the executive agency responsible to the Minister of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Such tensions generally only come to light once a development proposal is refused at a local level (and often after residents objections) only to be approved following an appeal to the Inspectorate. Having been involved in numerous appeals over the years, our Association has learnt that prediction of appeal decisions is a foolish undertaking. Those which we expected to be refused have, to much consternation, been allowed; and those borderline cases we expected to be allowed have been refused. Occasionally, the grounds for refusal are ones which we least anticipated especially when our strong grounds for refusal were not viewed as such by the Planning Inspector. It was, for example, disappointing to read in the recent refusal report on 126 Green Street that scant regard had been paid to parking standards and the design of new residential development standards regarding separation distances and overlooking. The refusal was welcome news nonetheless and we note that the property has now been put on the market. The truth is that local planning law will always be vulnerable to Ministerial fiat which then percolates through to the Planning Inspectorate. If nothing else, it keeps us on our toes!

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Saturday July 14th 10am-7pm www.middlesexfoodfestival.com/tickets

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Doing Business in Spelthorne

There has never been a better time to run a small business in Spelthorne with lots of support available for free through Spelthorne Council and initiatives to encourage new businesses in the borough. Thinking of starting a new business or recently started up in Spelthorne? SBC s Economic Development team have just launched a free guide to starting a new business in Spelthorne. This book was produced in partnership with Spelthorne Business Forum and Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng. It is available free to all local residents who might need a bit of extra guidance to help them to kick off a new venture. Contact the group on (economic.development@spelthorne.gov.uk 01784 444223) If you already run a business don t forget that SBC fund a free business advice service which offers live chat with an experienced business adviser. Just log on to https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/miv for more details and access to lots of useful downloadable templates and advice. 2018 is the first year of the Spelthorne Means Business Awards. There are 7 categories that Spelthorne businesses can enter for free this year and the grand final is being held on 11 th October at Shepperton Studios, so why not enter your business before the end of August closing date? You ve got to be in it to win it! Last month Sunbury Matters attended the Spelthorne Business Plan Competition final at BP s headquarters. Six finalists pitched in a Dragons Den style final for a chance to win £3,500 and a year s package of business support to help them get their business started. The standard or presentations was high and it was clear that this year there was a big emphasis on recycling. First place went to Louise and Levi Yearwood for their idea to create The Rustic Bar Company, making unique home bars and furniture from recycled wood. Pinewood Studios, one of the sponsors, were pleased to offer some of their discarded wood for free which was a bonus. Second place and a prize of £1,500 went to Rachel Hewett from Laleham who presented Love Home Décor , another original idea for To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

upcycling furniture and vintage homeware. Third place and a prize of £500 was awarded to students from Brooklands College. Ariphon Farrell, Jordan Bhadye and Somersby Lock pitched their idea for A&E Time Tracker, a unique interactive patient scheduling system. They should be very proud of their pitch. More news from Spelthorne Council is the imminent opening of a business incubator in Staines upon Thames. Known as the Heathrow Launch Pad, the incubator will initially provide a co-working environment for fledgling businesses alongside an exciting programme of business support. It will provide a base for entrepreneurs with an idea for a new technology product or service, or existing high-tech companies looking to launch a new idea. The Heathrow Launch Pad community will provide a vibrant environment for businesses to turn an innovative spark into a strong commercial enterprise. For more details email Ruth Lambert, the Council s Economic Development Officer, at r.lambert@spelthorne.gov.uk or call 01784 444223

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Shepperton Composer Reunited with the Coldstream Guards Band A couple of months ago I was invited to a reunion of the Coldstream Guards Band, where I was pleased to conduct my own work, dedicated to the band. The idea for the piece came to me whilst travelling on the Queen Mary 2 to New York, surrounded by pictures of the great film stars following the same journey in their heydays.

first female to serve as a bandmaster in the Guards, for her advice and support. She had already tried the piece out at an earlier rehearsal. After the conductors finished their pieces, the current Band gave us a marching display in their red tunics and bearskins. We veterans were of one opinion - you never forget the great camaraderie that is shared between band members. In keeping with my military roots, I have just finished a piece dedicated to the Household Cavalry Regiment after watching the recent wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Cavalry band played my piece The Knights Templar with the Kneller Hall Band at a Summer Concert in 1999. I would greatly appreciate hearing a recording of this if anyone has one. The next outing of The Knights Templar will be when I conduct the piece for a YouTube video with the Household Cavalry band. email: terrytrowermusic@gmail.com

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I was a member of the band from 1963-1965 under the then Director of Music, Capt. Trevor Sharpe, of Dad s Army fame. I realised I would have to make a speech before conducting. I shared with the Band the fact that without the 18 months I spent at Kneller Hall and the tremendous experience of playing with the Guards Band in broadcasts such as Friday Night is Music Night, I do not believe that I would have had the confidence to play with the BBC Symphony Orchestra a mere 6 months later, in addition to the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Scottish National Orchestra. This was the period of such eminent conductors as Adrian Boult, Sir Malcolm Sargent and Colin Davis. Prior to this I had only played with one amateur orchestra. Overall, the reunion was a rather emotional day during which I was somewhat daunted by the presence of three ex-musical directors, including the publisher of my wind band music. We had no time to rehearse, but I was grateful to the bandmaster Laura Stead, the Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

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Gardening Matters Feeling Fruity!

By Rachael Leverton Choose a variety that won't grow too large. In slightly shadier spots you can grow gooseberries or raspberries, or my favourite morello cherries. Most of these come in compact varieties and can also be fantrained against a wall if space is an issue.

Have you ever wished you could grow fresh fruit in your garden but worry the space is too small, or it won't look pretty, or it's too difficult? What if I was to tell you that even a beginner can successfully grow a wide variety of fruit from apples and pears to plums, cherries, blueberries and raspberries, and possibly even figs or nectarines? The first thing you need to know is that the sweeter the fruit is meant to be the more sun it will require. Sun boosts sugar levels. If you have a sunny wall it's an ideal place to train a sun-loving fruit tree like a peach or an apricot. Plant the tree at the base of the wall but not too close (about 30cm is about right) in soil enriched with fertiliser and good quality compost. As it grows splay the branches evenly and attach them to the wall. As the plant grows gradually cut out old straggly branches and tie in new healthy branches. The idea of splaying or 'fanning' is that as much sun as possible gets to the fruit, so it can ripen beautifully and maximise your crop. It also has the benefit of being a great space saver. To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

I have a tiny orchard of minarettes - spacesaving apple, pear and plum trees bought as single vertical stems which I grow in pots. They grow to a maximum of 6 feet / 2m high and no wider than 45cm. My children love them! Simply cut back the side stems to about 10cm at this time of year and you're good to go. Just remember that pot-grown plants rely totally on you for their food and water. Thick glazed / non-porous pots are best because they retain water and act as insulation in extreme cold. Use the correct compost and food for the plant but most will do well with a regular high potash liquid feed from early spring to late summer. As a gardener I was quite late to fruitgrowing, but I realised quickly that it becomes an addictive hobby. And as a complete bonus I've noticed a definite increase in my bee population over the past few years. Free food, and good for the environment too. What could be better?

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What s Happening Locally? If you want your event listed please email 50 words to email info@villagematters.co.uk Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Festival July 14th-22nd. Box office 01784 257175. Full programme of events in this magazine St Ignatius School Family Fun Day on Saturday 14th July 12.30-3.30. Join us for a fun day out with inflatables, pony rides, lots of games & prizes, BBQ, bar and much more. At St Ignatius School, Green Street, Sunbury TW16 6QG Charity Ploughman s Lunch and Auction. Sunday 8 July 2018 at 1-4.30pm. Venue: 6, Parkwood Grove, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 6QW. ÂŁ12.50 which includes lunch and first two drinks. Raffle. All proceeds will go directly to improving the lives of street children in the Philippines. For tickets and further details phone Cath: 01932 787685. www.johnlyallcharity.org Registered charity no. 1080035 Staines Musical Theatre Presents HATS OFF TO MUSIC A collection of songs and dances from old and new musicals. 13 & 14 July 2018 at The Magna Carta Arts Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines, TW183HJ. Performances at 7:30pm and Saturday matinee 2:30pm. Tickets from ÂŁ10. Box Office 01784 605805. www.smtg.org.uk Spelthorne Natural History Society. Enjoy our July Summer walks led by Dr Phil Cribb Sunday 15th at 10.30, Staines Moor SSSI. Meet Moor Lane TW19 6EB Wednesday 25th at 19.00, Crane Park. Meet Pevensey Road TW13 5JB Refer to www.snhs.org.uk for more info

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More...What s Happening Locally? If you want your event listed please email 50 words to email info@villagematters.co.uk Middlesex Food Festival. Kempton Park Racecourse Sat 14th July. Food and Drink stalls. Experience flavours from around the world and shop in our Marketplace where traders from near and far will be showcasing their products and taking orders.10am-7pm Tickets will be ÂŁ9 on the gate. Early bird tickets are available from ÂŁ5. Kempton Park Staines Road E Shepperton Sunbury Middlesex TW16 5AQ Sat 14 Jul 2018 Contact telephone: 07739176419 The Arts Society, Runnymede The Hythe Centre, Egham. The July lecture concentrates on one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance,Jan Van Eyke, .who introduced radically new styles of painting and left his peers gasping with admiration at his innovative skills and sheer artistic genius. Presented by The Right Reverend Christopher Herbert who has lectured at the National Gallery, Courtauld Institute, King s College, and Westminster Abbey , this promises to be a very exciting lecture. Coffee at 10.15, lecture starts 10.30, all welcome, first lecture is free. Do you know there is a weekly coffee morning held at Sunbury Open Door Church on the corner of Rooksmead Road and Green Street? We are a welcoming group of largely retired people who meet together for good company and cake. We meet from 10.30 am on a Thursday morning and would welcome newcomers. The first Thursday of every month is a purely social event and the other Thursdays include a short time of hymn singing and a talk (probably a maximum of 20 minutes to include both). There is no charge and everyone is welcome of whatever religious persuasion or none. Why not give us a try? Contact telephone number: Shirley on 07812 795733.

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