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Welcome! June sees the local fair season in earnest. Ashford on the Map kicks off on June 5th followed by the Shepperton Fair on June 11th and the Sunbury Open Gardens is on June 12th and Staines upon Thames Day is on June 26th. Laleham follows in early July. Lets hope for wonderful weather! Squire’s is hosting its Rose Show on 25th-26th June too, so lots of family events to enjoy. Read about the talent in our community, with the Thamesmead youngsters entertaining crowds at Songstar, the Shepperton Artists celebrating the Queen in art as well as decorating my duck for the Staines upon Thames Duck race! As we go to press we have just heard that Volunteers in the Shepperton Fundraising Group for Marie Curie

June 2016 are celebrating after hitting a fantastic milestone! The group have raised a total of £10,000 in two and a half years for Marie Curie and have provided over 500 hours of hands on nursing care for people living with a terminal illness! Amazing!

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Shepperton National School 1908 Shepperton Fair Thanks Supporters The Shepperton Ferry Strong Man of Shepperton What Do You Want for Shepperton? Voyage of Shepperton Matters Duck Staines upon Thames Day Heathrow 1sts at Spelthorne Museum Gala Day at H&K Railway Art Fit for the Queen Songstar 2016 Recipe of the Month SSAA present a Little Arts Festival Shepperton Residents Association Charlton Village Residents Have You got a Flood Plan? Learning From Bees Gardening Matters What’s On Community Matters Advertising Rates/Deadlines

Village Matters Ltd Advertising / Editorial : Monica Chard Telephone: 07979 808991 Email: monica@villagematter s.co.uk www.villagematters.co.uk Shepperton Matters is a member of the Village Card scheme Front Cover: The huge mar quee at the Shepperton Fair before the crowds arrive. This year on June 11th 2016 at Manor Park Please ‘like’ us on Facebook. www.facebook/ Sunbury&SheppertonMatters

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Shepperton National School 1908 By Nick Pollard

This postcard, dated 1908, is entitled ‘The Almshouses Shepperton’. Far from being Almshouses though, this was at the time the Shepperton National School. An illustration of how important it is not to take things at face value when researching history! Many readers will recognise that the building (on the right) is now the ‘School of Spice’ restaurant, at the lower end of Shepperton High Street. The National Society for Promoting Religious Education was set up in 1811 to ensure children were educated in the teachings of the Church of England. It was in 1833 that the long serving Rector of Shepperton, the Rev. William Russell (after whom Russell Road is named) got together with a group of like-minded local people to found a National School in what was then called Highfield Road. The attractive building they erected had two classrooms, with an adjacent schoolmaster’s house (with the twin gables, nearer the photographer here), and a playground (now the beer garden of the Three Horseshoes). The dedication plaque can still be seen on the front of the building. It took 87 pupils, aged between 6 and 12 years, the boys being taught by school master William Trott, with Alice Danby teaching the girls. This would have been all the schooling the children got, leaving to start work after this age. By 1860 the numbers had expanded so much that a new building was built alongside, separated by a narrow alleyway. This became the girls’ school, while the boys stayed in the original building. In 1914 compulsory education, originally introduced in 1870, was extended to 14 years of age, and by 1920 scholarships were available to go on to Grammar School (local children would have gone on to the one at Ashford). This steady increase in numbers meant that by the late 1920s the two buildings were inadequate, and a new building was opened at a site off School Lane in 1930. This has of course now become St. Nicholas C. of E. Primary School. The Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society will be showing many old photos of Shepperton at the Village Fair on June 11th. Do come and visit our stand in the large craft marquee. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Shepperton Fair - Thanks to Those Who Make it Happen

This year we have Cllr Richard Walsh, Curchods, Ancaster Group and Maloney’s Budgens who are all platinum sponsors, donating over £1000 each. Councillors Quentin Edgington, Kevin Flurry, Mary Madams, Tony Mitchell and Daxa Patel donated over £2000 between them. Donating £500 plus our Gold sponsors are haart of Shepperton, Costco, Squire’s, Owen White & Catlin, Bollingmore’s, Lodge Brothers, Longacres and Shepperton Studios. Silver sponsors include Dream Doors, James of Shepperton, Holiday Inn and Lock and Leave. Thank you to all those who have donated to the fair and a huge thank you to all the volunteers who work so hard to make the day special. But the thanks that everyone most appreciates is when so many turn up on the day and have a really great time. So put it in your diary and don’t forget to come along on June 11th!

Have you ever wondered what is behind the Shepperton Fair? How much effort is put in to making this a wonderful community day? I joined the fair committee last year so I now fully appreciate the effort, time, hours and thought that goes into it. We started meeting last October to think about a suitable theme. Each committee member has a specific task; identifying and securing arena acts, music and entertainment. This does not come cheap. Other committee members will be responsible for the finances, the parade, the competitions, the stall sales and layout and then all the nitty gritty of equipment such as generators, sound systems, security, medical support, toilets. The list just goes on and on. My role has been helping to secure sponsorship and advertising. The fair is entirely self funding and costs over £20,000 to put on. Think about how much it costs to hire the marquee alone! The fact is, the fair would not happen without the volunteers behind it and the generosity of sponsors who are willing to make large donations to ensure the success of the day for the community.

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The Shepperton Ferry The ferry service at Shepperton has operated for about 500 years and is a lifeline to many. I had not realised that it is used as a part of a daily commute. You can get a weekly ticket for only £6, enabling people working in Weybridge to take a scenic route to work. If you want to take a bike with you it is still only £8 for an adult weekly pass. That gives you a return journey every day across the Thames. Brilliant! The service is operated by Nauticalia and runs every 15 minutes. Just ring the bell on the Weybridge side by the quayside steps and wait. You will get a friendly hello and a helping hand if you have a bike. From April to September the service runs from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday. Winter service stops one hour earlier at weekends. Boatyard manager Ben Horler told me he meets all sorts of people while operating the ferry. He took a group of cyclists across the river who told him they were cycling to Paris. Another day he picked up one lady who exclaimed with glee and excitement “Is that Shepperton across there? I live in Shepparton A ustralia!” She was doing a European trip and this was for her the highlight. So, if you fancy walking or cycling the towpath, you have both sides of the river at your disposal without having to go to Chertsey or Walton, and what a rather civilised way of getting across.

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Strong Man of Shepperton! By Monica Chard, Editor

Do you remember years ago when village “rather small!” posing pants and posing fairs had a strong man competition? There on a stage in front of ten judges, hoping to would be a hammer, a bell and whoever make it through all the rounds to be made the bell ring won a prize? Well, this crowned top dog! “The dieting is tricky as year at Shepperton fair there will be a the food becomes a little monotonous and similar competition run by new local gym it’s incredibly challenging to retain the owner Ali ‘Fat Al’ Stewart. Fat Al’s Gym focus and drive, let alone the ability to has recently opened next to Nauticalia in say no to cake!” Ferry Lane. Ali Stewart is definitely not I have no doubt in Ali’s focus and wish fat! In fact, he is a very lean natural body- him luck with his new gym venture and builder who has been placed second in the his competition. Don’t forget to come world! This is an enormous achievement down to the village fair and try your luck brought about by years of dedication to at being Shepperton fair’s strongest male eating the correct food and training hard. and female!! Very hard. Ali’s passion for health and fitness is www.FatAlsGym.co.uk clear to see and his new gym reflects that. “I wanted to create a gym space with my own vision. I have trained at countless gyms over the years so I feel I have combined all the best bits at Fat Al’s. I want my gym to have the best kit, a great focus and a friendly welcoming feel. I am tired of bodybuilders having a certain ‘reputation’…my gym is definitely for everyone! Ali lives in Shepperton with his wife and their young sons who are educated here too. “Being part of Shepperton life means the world to us. My wife is from here and we knew we wanted our children to be brought up here. When I discovered the space on Ferry Lane I was so excited as it meant I could bring my gym to the place we love” In the meantime, Ali has another competition looming. This July, he Al Stewart at his gym and in competition mode will be slapping on the tan and his Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Shepperton Village Fair Saturday 11th June 2016 from 12 noon to 5pm at Manor Park

Procession starting at 11.15 from the traffic lights on Shepperton High Street

Featuring Tanya Larrigan’s Mini Marvels

Stilt-walker Children’s Petting Farm Chippy Wood’s Punch & Judy Show Climbing Wall Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Urban Dance School Spelthorne Gymnastics Stars Performing Arts

Marquee with Arts & Crafts Photographic Competition Circus Workshop 1912 & 1925 Steam Engines

and ….. the Great Nauticalia

RAFT RACE

Free Entrance. A Fun day for all the Family Food Outlets and Tea Tent In support of this family event the whole Fair site has been designated alcohol-free

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Spelthorne in Bloom Poster Winner

More than 150 local residents gathered at Notcutts Garden Centre in Laleham on Wednesday 11 May to take part in the launch of the Spelthorne In Bloom 2016 campaign. It was opened by Notcutts General Manager Matt Ellis, then the winners of the annual Childrens’ Poster Competition were presented with their prizes by Cllr Mark Francis, the Mayor of Spelthorne. Photographs were taken of all the category winners, and the Mayor helped some of them back to their seats, carrying their trophies. The Chairman of Spelthorne In Bloom, Nick Wood-Dow DL, outlined the key dates in the summer campaign. There are three Gardens Open Days across the Borough, beginning with Sunbury on Sunday 12 June, then Laleham on Saturday 18 June, and finally Ashford on Sunday 3 July. The event concluded with a speech by the Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, Cllr Ian Harvey. He thanked the volunteers for all their efforts to keep the Borough colourful,

and the sponsors, for encouraging residents to compete in the competition. At the end of the evening, Notcutts provided a buffet supper for all the guests, and local residents took home the publicity material, with the winning entry by Jessica Edward, aged 10, from Town Farm Primary School in Stanwell. Jessica’s winning design will now be used on all publicity material across the Borough this summer. Entry forms for this year’s competitions can be obtained from the Spelthorne Council White Lodge Depot on 01784 446312, free of charge, and should be returned by Friday 24 June, to be judged by the volunteer members of the Committee. The results will be announced at the end of year Awards Evening in October.

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How Would You Like Your Village Improved? Shepperton Village Conservation Group is currently compiling a funding bid so we can add to the enhancements already delivered in the village to support this local shopping centre. The proposals we are developing are – Upgrade the parking area on School Lane outside Renfree Corner and 3 Horseshoes to improve community use and enjoyment. Clear the stream and upgrade and signpost a walkway from the High Street to the Black Ditch Walk footpath. Install additional benches as required to the High Street to improve the existing provision for the community, especially older or frailer people who visit the High St on foot. Ensure adequate cycle parking provision to encourage healthy living/ carbon reduction and with footfall for the local shops in mind. Add quality signage in keeping with the existing theme to indicate cycle and other facilities in the High St. Install a flagpole at Renfree Corner to support and augment the local tradition in the High St of flying flags on significant dates. This prominent position is visible to traffic travelling past, as well as through, the village centre. Install a shelter at the bus stop on Green Lane outside Franklin House. We would like local people to give us feedback on these proposals before we finalise the bid documentation. Please can you email office@sheppertonvcg.uk by 20th June. Many thanks, Vivienne Leighton, Chair SVCG

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The Voyage of the Shepperton Matters Duck I came home one day to find a duck on my doorstep. So what is the story? Every year one of the great events of the Staines upon Thames Day is the MidasPlus Duck Race. Hundreds of gaily decorated ducks meander their way down the Thames and the winner receives an amount of £500 to donate to the charity of their choice, as well as a nice dinner and stay at the Runnymede Hotel. This is a community event, put on to benefit local charity MidasPlus. The Staines based charity raises and

distributes funds to community groups and individuals who have nowhere else to turn. Since it was first established in 2005 by volunteers, Ray Blowers, Felicity Wylie and Mike Wylie, MidasPlus has distributed more than£100,000 to worthwhile causes. Sponsoring a big duck costs £50. Anyone can sponsor

one, individuals and companies alike, and there are still ducks available. (See below for contact info). There is also a small duck event which costs £2. Ducks can be purchased on the day. Half the fun of this event is the decorating of the duck to personalise it. For me, as a rather busy lady, this was a challenge however. To my rescue came the Shepperton Artists. Peggy Pickering herself has taken on the task of customising my duck, decorated with local Shepperton scenes. It will look quite something. Do pop along and join in the fun and cheer on the ducks! There is also a prize for best decorated big duck...Watch this space! To reserve a duck please email: mike@surreyim.com or call 07803706440 www.midasplus.org.uk

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5th Annual Staines upon Thames Day The riverside at Staines is set to come alive on Sunday 26th June 2016 with the annual Staines -upon-Thames Day, with events and activities taking place in Memorial Gardens, on the River Thames, in the Market Square and on the High Street. Free to attend, the Staines-upon-Thames Day celebrates what’s on offer in Staines and beyond with plenty of events and activities for all ages to enjoy. Playing tribute to a host of local performers and bands the main stage will see performanc- Katy Anne Robinson School of Dance es from: Dancenergy Dance School The Urban Dance School 11.00 Spelthorne Young Voices O’Connor Academy of Irish Dancing 11.40am Hope Gene 12.10pm The Lammas Brass Band The new Mayor’s Parade will start at 12.50pm Sound Mined 12.00noon from Memorial Gardens with the 1.30pm The Big River Band Salvation Army Marching Band. 2.10pm String Theory There will be Dragon Boat Racing from 3.15pm Stomping Nomads 11.00am, the MidasPlus Duck Races at 4.20pm Chasing Cara 2.00pm & 4.00pm as well as kayaking taster 4.55pm Red Rocket sessions, boat rides, pony rides, fairground (* Main stage timings are subject to change) rides and slides, kids crafts, face painting, craft & charity stalls, street food and much more. Do stop and say hello to all of our sponsors who have generously helped make the day possible. Thanks to their support the Stainesupon-Thames Day has become a wonderful platform to raise awareness and funds for the variety of charities and not for profit organisations taking part. Every year around £10,000 is raised for local charities. Visit www.stainesuponthamesday.co.uk to find out what’s on, what time and where. Also performing across three arenas will be a host of buskers, dance, drama, cheerleading and sporting organisations including: Dreamcatchers Sport Martial Arts Academy Bea’s Cheerleaders Ashford Folk Dancers The Hoop Dance Company Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Spelthorne Museum Marks Heathrow Firsts By Monica Chard, Editor. Photos Nick Pollard When you think about it, it is quite astonishing that the Royal Aeronautical Society is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The organisation was formed in 1866 at the time when the only man made things flying were balloons. The first flying machine was of course in 1903 when the Wright brothers took to the skies. That puts into perspective just how far we have come and how quickly. Heathrow Airport itself is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The first passenger flights were not from Croydon, as many suggest, but in fact from Hounslow Heath (near to the site of Heathrow) in 1919. In November that year there was the first flight from England to Australia First passengers boarding by a Vickers Vimy, also departing from Hounslow at London Airport. 1946 Heath Aerodrome. We can not even imagine how uncomfortable that flight must have been when you London Airport, began in 1946 and the new see what the plane looked like. See below. terminal buildings in the central area were opened by the Queen in 1955, after a tunnel had been built under the northern runway. The first jet flight was in 1952 with a BOAC Comet flying from London Heathrow to Johannesburg, but it was in 1970 when the first commercial flight of a 747 changed everything. All of a sudden a holiday in the USA became a possibility. That is difficult for many you youngsters to comprehend. You take it for granted that you jump on a plane for a holiday. Back in those days it might have been a trip to Southend on Sea if you were lucky! The Vickers Vimy 1919 leaves for Australia Heathrow ‘firsts’ continued when in 1976 a certain ‘Concord’ took to the skies with the first supersonic As for Duty Free and comfy departure lounges, you service. This leap forward in flight technology could forget that too. Check in was in tents and connected London with New York in under 3 hours. chalk boards were used for flight information. That is still staggering. I regret that I didn’t get a Building of the new Heathrow, then known as chance to fly on Concord, but you can still enjoy the Concord Experience at Brooklands Museum. These anniversaries are being marked in a small exhibition in Spelthorne Museum, located through Staines Library, until the end of June 2016. (This is at the River Thames end of the Elmsleigh Centre and there is plenty of parking). The exhibition has many photos ranging from converted Lancaster Bombers, known as Lancastrians, to Concorde and now the Airbus A.380 and Boeing 787. The Museum is staffed by volunteers on Wednesday and Friday afternoons and Saturdays but can be visited whenever the library is open. The Library is open 9am to 6 pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9am to 7pm Thursday and 9am to 5pm Saturday. It is closed on Sundays. Original departure lounge at London Airport Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Father’s Day is Sunday 19th June It’s also a special day on the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway Because Dads get a FREE RIDE We are open every Sunday and also on Saturday 18th June See our website www.HamtonKemptonRailway.org.uk From Snakey Lane, Hanworth, TW13 6XH

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Gala Day at Hampton & Kempton Railway By Douglas Dick

May 15th was “Gala Day” on the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway; a great day of bright Sunshine – good for the riders-ontrains, the train photographers and those having a picnic beside the Hanworth Loop. At 10.30, and right-on-time ‘Darent’ pull the first of many heavily loaded trains. The orange Hi-Viz-vested engineers are looking closely to check that the clearances on the crossing, marked in yellow, into the field were still OK with passengers on-board. The crossing into the centre of the field was a special treat this year to see the shunting operations close-up, possible because the horses that normal graze in the paddock are away at the moment.

own excavator which is ready to start building the railway back to Hampton as soon as the lease on the line is signed. Of course once the Digger has done its bit then it’s all hands to track laying and so the next train was the track-gang’s train, with tool wagon and ballast skip-wagons.

It would not be Railway gala without some shunt, a Special ‘Digger’ Train hauled by our diesel ‘Spelthorne’; and the ‘Digger’ is our

We are open every Sunday and also Saturday 18th June. See our website www. HamptonKemptonRailway.org.uk

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RIP Ivy Evans

I was driving along Fordbridge Road in mid May when I came upon a huge funeral cortege going in the direction of St Mary’s Church. A horse drawn hearse with black feathered horses, a flat bed truck full of floral tributes and the Only Fools and Horses three wheeler! It is not every day you see such an event, so I made some enquiries. The lady concerned was Ivy Evans. Thanks to grand daughter Charmaine Evans for memories and photos: “In loving memory of Mrs Ivy Evans nee Loveridge. Born in Felix Lane Shepperton in 1936. One of 10 children. She was married to Johnny Evans and was the mother to seven children. They lived at 110, Sheep Walk but for the last 50 years Ivy was at Halliford Close. She loved going to car boot sales or having a look in the charity shops. Other hobbies and enjoyments included fishing, a weekly game of bingo and watching live speedway to name just a few. She was also a huge Only Fools and Horses fan. A kind and caring wife, Mum, Gran and Great Granny she will be greatly missed and never forgotten. She passed away unexpectedly on the 17th April she was laid to rest at Sunbury cemetery” Bizarrely, the producer of Only Fools and Horses, Gareth Gwenlan, died on the day of Ivy’s funeral, and Kenneth MacDonald, known to millions as Mike the landlord died unexpectedly a week later. He was local to us, living in Hampton.

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Flight of the Purple Angel and the Mayoress

Doing daredevil feats to raise money for charity can be onerous and scary, but a sky dive for 70 year old Jean Saunders who heads up Spelthorne Dementia Support as a Purple Angel was fulfilling a dream. She had a huge smile on her face as she spoke on camera after the jump which raised more than ÂŁ2600 for the charity. Cathy Francis, the outgoing Mayoress of Spelthorne, and son Matthew took part too (see photo below). This is all in aid of raising money for Dementia support, which is sadly plaguing so many in our world today. You can still donate to this worthy cause. Look on www.justgiving.com. Just search for Jean Saunders and you will find her sky dive page.

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Art Fit for The Queen

The Queen has been honoured by Shepperton Artists. Their annual competition chose the Queen at 90 as their theme and Shepperton Matters was delighted to join Peggy Pickering in judging this years entries. There were two categories: experienced and inexperienced artists. In the experienced category, we were struck by the gold coin. It had been hand carved from a piece of left over wood from the Men in Sheds. Lou Gasseville took 10 hours over it and was rewarded with first prize in the Experienced category. Congratulations to everyone. Winners are pictured below with Peggy Pickering at the front. Experienced:

Inexperienced:

Lou Gasseville

John Tout

Tom Ford

Pam Foreman

Edna Pearson

Carol Merry

Shepperton Artists are involved in a project for Shepperton Matters. See page x for more details.

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Songstar 2016

Thamesmead’s Eurovision! By Mandy Irwin

Songstar is one of Thamesmead’s favourite school events and is our very own answer to the Eurovision Song Contest! Now in its fifth year, the standard of soloists, groups and musicians is testament to the hard work and dedication of the students whose musical talent keeps on growing. A full house of families, friends and former students chose the winners by audience vote and they thoroughly enjoyed such an amazing variety of songs and styles of music, all written and composed by the contestants. Year 9 student Bea Camus compered the evening with amusing anecdotes about the contestants and how they came to write their songs. Shepperton & Sunbury Rotary Club sponsored the event and presented their trophy for the Most Promising Performer to Jordao Ranshaw, age 16 for his song ‘Good Days. Jordao also came second overall and was the only performer who has entered every single Songstar since it started in 2012. Students from all year groups across the school produced some beautiful ballads, upbeat numbers, amusing and topical tunes and even a DJ style rap number. Other highlights of the evening included ‘Can You Help Me?’ by George Hart, 11, whose jazz style piano performance was outstanding and Charlie Renard, 13, who performed ‘Je Suis Charlie’ in French, in recognition of the events in Paris. These two boys were awarded prizes of overall third place and Best Newcomer respectively. The smiles on their faces when announced as winners proved just how much it meant to them. The top prize of the night went to a delighted Alfie Harris, Joe Chambers, Pavan Patel, Harvey Bray and Michael Wherry, all Year 11 students, who collectively make up ‘Take This’. Thamesmead’s very own boy band received certificates and prizes from the Rotary President, Ian Bowyer. This was a hugely popular win with the whole audience and ‘Take This’ now has quite a following in Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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and out of school. To conclude the evening the audience were treated to performances from former winners who reprised winning songs from past years. This year’s entries will now be recorded for release on iTunes and performances will also be available on the schools You Tube channel. Mr Lever, music teacher, who has organised Songstar every year said, “It was a special celebration of song writing talent and it takes a huge amount of hard work for each student to not only write the song, but perform it with such confidence”. The Friends of Thamesmead School supported this and all other school events with refreshments and a raffle with the aim of providing funding for essential upgrades to the Mac computers in the music suite and in the longer term, a new school minibus. If anyone is interested in supporting their fundraising with donations or sponsorships, Nikki Jenkins (Chairperson of FoTS) would be delighted to hear from you via this email: thamesmeadpta@hotmail.co.uk

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Recipe of the Month Poached Egg & Avocado on Toast

A simple but tasty breakfast or light supper

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Repeat with a second egg. Cook each egg for 3-4mins until white is barely set. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Bring the water back to a simmer and repeat with remaining eggs Meanwhile, halve and de-stone avocados. In a large bowl, roughly mash avocados, lemon juice and chilli. Season to taste. Spread the avocado mixture over the toast, top each serving with an egg and serve immediately.

Cooking Time: 10 mins Serves 4 Ingredients 4 fresh eggs 2 ripe avocados Juice of one lemon 1 tsp chilli flakes or 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped 4 thick slices bread, toasted (sourdough bread is wonderful if you can get it) Method Heat a pan of lightly salted water to a simmer. Crack one of the eggs into a cup, then make a whirlpool with a spoon in the water and carefully tip the egg into the water. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Association present

‘A Little Arts Festival 2016’

By Monica Chard, Editor There will be a varied programme during the festival as usual, but this year the SSAA will be presenting a little arts festival from July 21st-24th. There will be something for everyone for sure, celebrating the arts through music, art, cooking and literature. Events will take place at the Riverside Arts Centre apart from the first two mentioned here. If you have always wanted to visit Shepperton Studios, this very popular event will be on Thursday July 21st. There will be a talk about the history of the studios from 11am – 12noon with 50 places available. From 1pm-2pm there are 20 places for a tour of the studios. Tickets are £10 tour and talk or £8 for the talk only. Complimentary tea/ coffee and biscuits with all bookings. Tickets for these events will go fast so please book early. We are delighted that Francesco from Little Italy will be sharing some of the ‘Secrets of Italian Cooking’ at the restaurant itself; 71 Thames Street TW16 6AD. Come and let Francesco teach you how to cook a delicious Italian speciality dish then stay on and enjoy eating it! Thursday July 21st at 5pm - Tickets : £16 (20 places only) ‘Turner and Turnips’ is the name of the talk on Thursday July 21st at 8pm with Dr Laurance Shafe, author, Tate guide and lecturer for the Workers Education Association. The illustrated art lecture covers the politics of early 19th century landscape. Tickets : £10

Street, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5QF. Admission free. On Friday 22nd July at 8pm Cantanti Camerati of Richmond with conductor Stephen Gregson will give a choral concert of music old and new from madrigals to show music. Tickets : £10 We have not forgotten the children! On Saturday July 23rd 10am to 12.30pm Kathryn Hocking (a RAD qualified teacher) will lead a fun morning for children aged between 5 and 11 years to include movement and mime, face painting, a drawing competition with prizes and readings by James Ford-Bannister (20 places only). Teas and coffees will be available for waiting parents. Tickets £12.50 to include healthy snacks and drinks The weekend will see two wonderful musical offerings. Saturday July 23rd at 8pm a jazz concert with the Georgia Mancio Quartet featuring vocals by Georgia Mancio, Steve Watts on bass, David Ohm on drums and Nikki Illes on piano. The RAC bar will be open. Tickets :£ 12.50. Then on Sunday July 24th at 2.30pm there will be a piano recital by James Kirby. The programme includes music by Mozart, Debussy, Liszt and Beethoven. Tickets (to include cream tea after James Kirby will present a piano programme the recital) £12.50 We are so lucky to have such a range of talent visiting the area. We hope you enjoy this years programme.

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Dog Show Supports Peterson’s Fund ‘Peterson’s Fund for Children’ is a registered

local charity that supports children in Surrey who struggle with cerebral palsy and other similar mental / physical disabilities. It has been in existence for 8 years and through extensive fundraising efforts has provided funding for therapy, equipment and respite care otherwise unavailable on the NHS. The aim of the charity is to help as many local children in need as possible therefore improving their quality of life and offering them opportunities in order to maximise their individual growth and potential. We engage in a variety of fundraising events throughout the year and our most fun one is our ‘Barkin’ Mad Dog Show and Family Fun Day’. No dog is required to attend! Please join us for an afternoon of silliness. We have games, prizes, tombola, cash bar, great food, and amazing stalls. Free admission and plenty of parking. Why not join us? www.petersonsfundforchildren.org

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Littleton Festival – Saturday 2nd July 2016 As part of the ongoing fundraising efforts at Littleton C of E Infant school we have decided to make some profound changes to the traditional style summer fete! In our wisdom we have decided to go full steam ahead and organise a full family day out in the way of a festival. We have already secured an array of different workshops for your children to take part in including circus, dance, cheer leading, football, drama, pirate and cowboy workshops. We will also have giant junk modelling, face painting, story tellers, balloon modelling, art and crafts, den building, water and sand play and a variety of different live music plus many more activities, all included in the ticket price. This will be without a doubt a great day out for the whole family, the area is completely secure so parents can relax and enjoy the day with a glass of Pimms while the children enjoy all the activities and entertainment. All the money raised from this event will go directly into finishing off our Schools ‘Bus Project’ Tickets are £15 per child and accompanying adult are free Adults £5 when not accompanied by a child. To reserve your ticket email: littleton.hsa@gmail.com follow us on Twitter @Littletoninfant

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Eco Park Update

As you are no doubt aware the main building at the existing Charlton Lane site (Community recycling centre (CRC)/ The Dump) has now been demolished to make way for the very unwanted Gasification incinerator. As a result of this demolishment and the many changes to the layout at the CRC there are always horrendous queues along Charlton Lane to get into the waste site. From what I can gather most visits to the CRC are in excess of an hours wait! I have had communication from residents saying that the traffic on Saturday 14th May was backed up to getting into the CRC from 9.00am and still like that at 1.00pm, this may well have even been later, then that. This is a regular daily occurrence, affecting hundreds of local residents, using the waste site, and driving along the busy Charlton Lane, this is clearly unacceptable! I was also told by a resident of Hethrington Road in Charlton Village, that they were advised to go to Brentford to dispose of the garden shed that they had taken down with a friend in their van. Ridiculous! At the same time as this inconvenience to residents, SITA have put in a request for an increase to the business operational hours, for their convenience! This is because the site cannot now cope with the amount of rubbish being taken to it during the long running demolition and rebuilding of the site. They now wish to continue trucking out waste until much later, with even more lorries. The reality is the site can accept LESS waste during the construction period, and other suitable locations should be being used instead. How is this fair to residents? Do we not count? By the time you read this article the final phase of piling works at Charlton Lane should have started (w/ c 23rd May) for the massive Gasification incinerator building. Completion date due around the end of August and, as it is much noisier than other construction activities, it is restricted to the hours of 8am to 5pm on weekdays only, but this will not stop Saturday construction as well. So it sounds like the summer will once again be ruined for thousands of local residents over a wide area, who when having windows and doors open, will suffer the monotonous, annoying banging of the piling machines, all day long, approved by Surrey County Council, remember. So ear plugs at the ready and don’t let road rage get the better of you if you want to go to the CRC. Thank you once again for your support. Karen Howkins (SATEP)

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Laleham Fair July 2nd 2016 The Village Fair, a quintessentially British tradition, has been alive and well in Laleham for nearly 100 years and upheld by the Laleham Residents Association for over 30 years. With assistance from such local businesses as Oasis Estate Agents and Squires Garden Centres, it is held each year for the benefit and enjoyment of the local residents and families in the wider Surrey area. There will be a range of desirable raffle prizes, kindly donated by local businesses. Ranging from a 1-2-1 dog training session with FETCH Dog Training, from Shepperton Studios a complete history of the films that have been made at Shepperton, along with CDs exerts and a highly sought after visit to the Olympic Veladrome, a must for any keen cyclists out there. As always, the Fair will have a strong showing from our doggy community with a central dog show, dog events and stalls. Come along and take advantage of our location near the river to join one of the local water sports clubs that will be in attendance, listen to the live music from the Chris Dunne Country & Western Band, enjoy a variety of food and drink outlets (the ever popular Pimms tent will be there!) and join in with the many family organised activities and entertainments such as ‘WIPE OUT’!! Come along to find out more!!Also new this year, the children from Laleham Primary School have been asked to design a T-shirt to be worn at all LRA sponsored events. All the entries will be shown on the LRA website www.lalehamonthames.com - and the winning design will be worn for the first time by helpers at the Fair on Saturday 2nd July. So make this a date for your diary – Saturday 2nd July – 11.30 a.m. – 4.30 pm – Entrance is FREE with ample FREE car parking at site, on The Broadway in Laleham, opposite the Turks Head pub.

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“Cinderella Through the Magic Mirror”. Laleham Panto is Recruiting! Would you like to act, sing, dance and have lots of fun in the process? Do you fancy yourself as 'Prince Charming' or 'Buttons' or 'Cinderella' or even an 'Ugly Sister'? This year, the Laleham Players are staging “Cinderella Through the Magic Mirror”, their fourth sell-out, original pantomime, written by Laleham resident, Annie Roper. The production will be directed for a second year running by Laleham local, Jo Bartlett, who is a drama consultant and Associate Teacher at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Casting & Rehearsals Auditions for “Cinderella Through the Magic Mirror” will be held during the last weekend of June. Evening and weekend rehearsals start in September and take place on Tuesdays, Fridays and some Sundays, at Laleham Village Hall, The Broadway, Laleham (Staines). Performances of the show will run during week commencing 28 th November 2016. The Laleham Players is a diverse team of actors and technicians, several with professional theatrical and TV backgrounds. If you would like to join the group and experience ‘playing pantomime’ on or off-stage, please get in touch. If you have any questions about the audition process or the production in general, including membership and assisting behind the scenes, please contact the show’s director, Jo Bartlett at info@lalehamplayers.com or call 01784 440007. To find out more about the group, visit the Laleham Players website www.lalehamplayers.com Or follow Laleham Players on social media: Twitter: @LalehamPlayers Facebook: - https://www.facebook.com/LalehamPlayers/ or search for Laleham Players

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Shepperton Residents’ Association As this report is written there are concerns on the unauthorised occupation by travellers at Laleham Park. Steps are being taken by the Borough Council’s legal team to eject the travellers. Likewise, the illegal occupation of land in Sheep Walk continues. The issues are very complex, with several pieces of land owned by different individuals. Both the County and Borough Councils are addressing this problem. Work is continuing apace at the Eco Park, with the old bulk waste transfer building now removed to make way for the planned gasification facility; the Anaerobic Digestion Facility is being steadily installed. We still wait to learn what charges the County Council are going to make for the disposal of certain types of waste material.

reviewed by a working group to seek to ensure that there will be no detrimental effects to be experienced by local residents. The news that the owners of the Anchor Hotel wished to convert the site into six homes has met a mixed reaction from residents, some were impressed with the broad proposals for the hotel’s conversion, but there were many others who regretted the proposal given the hotel’s history and its location in Church Square. But it is only when a planning application is prepared and submitted to the Borough Council that the full details of the proposal can be fully understood. Richard Hewitt

Our Youth Worker at the Shepperton Youth Centre, Chelsea Renehan, is to be congratulated on being appointed to a new senior youth position in Merton. However, many are saddened to know that she is moving on. Chelsea has built up a very successful youth club, founded on fun and enjoyment but, at the same time, ensuring that the youngsters respected not only their staff but also local residents. Many will recall the problems some unruly youngsters caused at the Greeno Centre but Chelsea ensured that with the benefit of shared games she was able to build up mutual respect between the youngsters and the Greeno members. The success of this approach was covered in a TV programme. I know many will want to wish Chelsea well in the future when she comes to our next Open Meeting on 21st June. A revised planning application for the extraction of gravel from the Watersplash Farm site has been submitted to the County Council. This proposal is currently being Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Singing For The Queen

Spelthorne Choral Society ‘s summer concert is a celebration of H M Queen’s 90th birthday and features music performed at important events in our Queen’s life. Starting with Handel’s Four Coronation Anthems composed in 1727, these anthems were Handel’s first commission, and were produced shortly after his naturalisation was signed by King George I. They were first performed at the coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline and at the coronation of each English monarch ever since- including our Queen, Elizabeth II. The most famous of these is Zadok the Priest – extrovert and joyous. The next three pieces – ‘Blest Pair of Sirens’ and ‘I Was Glad’ by the 19th century composer Sir Hubert Parry, and ‘This is the Day’ by John Rutter CBE, have a common thread – they were all performed at the wedding of the Queen’s grandson Prince William, in April 2011, and at the wedding of his parents Charles and Diana, the Prince and Princess of Wales. Indeed, ‘I Was Glad’ was the processional music for the Miss Kate Middleton, her father and the bridal attendants. ‘Blest Pair of Sirens’ was first performed at the concert to mark Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. This work was a keystone in Parry’s success. ‘I Was Glad’ was Parry’s version of the ‘Laetatus Sum,’ an interoit of the Anglican church, but also used as an anthem. It was composed for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902, and revised in 1911 for that of King George V and has been performed at each British coronation ever since. Lastly, John Rutter’s ‘This is the Day’ – an anthem commissioned especially for the now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding. Join SCS to celebrate an extraordinary monarch on her special birthday, and toast her with fizz and British strawberries and cream. See “What’s On” for details of how to book.

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Hi All Last Summer we had the Scarecrow Show. It was a fun family summer evening event, that we held in conjunction with SATEP This year we are running this event to help raise money for 1st Littleton Brownie’s & Guides for their storage garage which is in a dilapidated condition and will cost many thousands to replace. So we are doing the same this year only with royal scarecrow idea to mark the Queens 90th Birthday

There will be FREE: Parking / Pony Rides / Bouncing Castle / Bucky Bronco / Giant Slide, & other attractions . The music will be provided by the popular “Pussyfoot – DJ in a Manger” We will also be drawing our Summer Raffle where we have numerous prizes including :A Case of Champagne A Case of Prosecco Toys and Vouchers PLEASE COME ALONG AND HAVE FUN

Tickets will be on sale from 1st June The prices are as follows: Adults £6.00 in Advance or £7.00 on the Night Children £2.50 or FREE if you’re in Guiding Uniform or Fancy Dress. This Includes a FREE Primm’s or Soft Drink.

Charlton Village Residents Association SUMMER PARTY Village Stables Charlton Rd On Saturday 2 July 2016 6.00pm – 10.00pm Tickets Prices are Adults £6.00 in Advance or £7.00 on the Night Children £2.50 or FREE if in Fancy Dress or Guiding Uniform Ticket includes a Pimms or Soft Drink Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Kwasi Kwarteng to address LRA AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Laleham Residents Association will take place on Friday 3 June at The Lucan Pavillion at The Laleham Recreation Ground. The formal meeting will start at 7.30pm and the bar will be open from 7.00pm. We are delighted that our MP Kwasi Kwarteng will address the meeting. He will concentrate on transport issues including the possible expansion of Heathrow and the campaign to extend the Oyster Card scheme to Staines. Our constitution was last reviewed in 1987 and we have spent some time over the last 18 months reviewing and updating it. Our proposed revised constituion is on the LRA website www.lalehamonthames.com . We hope those present will agree to the adoption of the new constitution. In addition to the normal reports we anticipate being able to provide an update on the Laleham traffic survey that Surrey County Council are undertaking. Our County Councillor Richard Walsh will be attending and we are inviting our Borough Councillors to join us. All are welcome but only paid up members can vote. It will be possible to join the LRA or renew subscriptions on the evening. Family membership is ÂŁ5. Individual membership is ÂŁ3.

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Have You Got a Flood Plan?

Here we are in summer so why am I asking this question? I was invited to attend a community meeting for various riverside roads in Shepperton recently. There were representatives from the EA, Spelthorne Council and the emergency services. There was also a hall full of local residents who had lived through the floods of 2014 and who didn’t want to repeat the experience! We were told about a lot of the reasons flooding is so bad: high ground water levels, high rain fall land owners who need to maintain the watercourses and drains on their land. But what about maintaining the main rivers? What about (sorry to say it again) DREDGING? What about using the knowledge of long term river residents and workers? What about manning the locks, keeping lock keepers (and all their experience) and allowing them to do their jobs? What about keeping rivers and weirs clear of obstruction? This photo shows what happens to willow branches allowed to clog up rivers...they continue to grow! Sunbury weir was virtually a hedge until I pestered the EA so much they cleared it a couple of years ago. We were told proudly by the EA representative that the agency is building (at vast expense no doubt) a 2D model of the flood plane and how the water moves. This is going to be the biggest such model every built. Honestly, how do we know it is going to do any good? The reality is that no one really knows for sure what the proposed River Thames Scheme will do to the behaviour of the water around here. No one in the hall felt reassured by the presentation. The onus is on local communities to be prepared, to assess needs and risks in their own roads. Sure, it will help in a future emergency, but what we want to see is definite action to protect our communities from further devastation. Manage the rivers!!!

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Learning From Bees By Sally Pemberton I have learned more from bees leaders, hierarchy and than almost anything else. competition. Being soForget honey and even their cial means sharing, carpollination services! What we can ing and communicating. learn from honeybees could How to communicate change our whole way of thinking effectively: Like us, – but first we need to let go of the worker bees have an idea that humans are more amazingly complex important than anything else on the communication system, planet. including their waggle We have got more urban and dance: a symbolic way disconnected from the natural of communicating that is world: from the source of our food, unique to worker bees from clean air, from the soil, from and humans: they dance, insects. Did you know that 98% of we talk. They give land vertebrates on the planet are accurate, relevant, free now people, their pets and their information. That’s how livestock? Frighteningly unbalthey have evolved into anced - and unsustainable! such an intelligent The honeybee colony is a perfect society, and we have example of a family and a commudeveloped such complex nity that is balanced. It is a brains. It is at the root of successful economy: the worker our innovation and Bee dance and swarm bees are able to adapt and change creativity, including the their roles as the need arises – to invention of the great change from a forager to a nectar processor for means of communication, the Internet. Unlike bees instance. They trade, with flowers and each other. though, we use a lot of time and energy dealing They waste no time, energy or resources. Every with inaccurate, misleading, irrelevant information. activity has a purpose. Four lessons to learn from Drones and men, workers and women: Female honeybees: be balanced, adaptable, waste nothing worker bees and male drones show gender and have a purpose! And here are some other characteristics in their simplest form. Having an lessons… understanding of them would avoid a lot of How to be healthy and safe: Our ‘Health and unrealistic expectations and conflict between Safety’ tends to be unhealthy and unsafe. Honeywomen and men. They defy quite a few bees have health in a varied diet (unless they are stereotypes, for instance that females are gentle and pollinating our mono crops). They also safeguard passive, and males are active and aggressive. themselves from the viruses that proliferate in their Actually it’s the other way around – it’s the crowded, heated colony, much as they do in our workers who have the sting, not the drones! Like heated schools and offices. They collect and line men, drones are focused (on getting to the queen), their cavity with Propolis (‘defender of the city’), a they have a competitive instinct (to get to the resin they collect from trees that has anti-biotic, queen first), a self-destructive instinct (they die anti-bacterial, anti fungal properties. when they successfully mate with a queen), and How to be social: unlike humans who ar e like men, drones have a vital role as fathers. herding animals, honeybees are eusocial animals. I hope this shows how valuable honeybees are to These are leaderless, self-regulating societies that us, and how much we really are connected with are organised by the females. It is the female them worker bees who have individual responsibility for communication with each other, sharing Sally Pemberton information and food, tasks and roles, so they can sallyfp@beedance.co.uk operate without a leader. We inhabit a world with http://beedances.blogspot.co.uk Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Gardening Matters A Difficult Patch Every garden has a couple of problem patches. I’m often asked which plants I’d recommend for a problem area and two which always crop up are damp shade and dry shade. Let’s deal with damp shade first. It’s actually less of a problem than you might expect. Okay, you’ll never grow a good lawn there, bulbs will rot, and sun-loving annuals won’t thrive, but there are loads of plants that will look wonderful. The trick in the case of damp shade is to go for leaf colour, plant form, and texture. Ajuga is excellent for ground cover. A. metallica has purple leaves and tiny blue flowers and A. reptans ‘Variegata’ is a pretty variegated cream and green variety. Astilbe does very well in damp shade; it has impressive red, pink or white flowery plumes depending on the variety chosen. Hostas are also a good choice, though in damp conditions you’ll need to be on slugwatch! If your shade is very dense then don’t choose golden varieties as the colour will fade. Hostas look wonderful planted with primulas, which also do well in these conditions. Some ferns love damp shade, including the Maidenhair fern, Adiantum pedatum; most varieties of dryopteris, and the ostrich feather fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris. Dry shade is definitely trickier. I don’t recommend fighting Mother Nature but I do think dry shade is one area where she sometimes needs a hand, so enrich dry soil with compost, well-rotted horse manure, or spent mushroom compost before planting, as

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What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham Send info on local events to info@villagematters.co.uk to be listed here June 5th 2016. Ashford on the Map. Summer fair for the family with Essex Dog Display and over 100 stalls. June 11th. Shepperton Village Fair. Manor Par k. Mini Mar vels Miniatur e Hor ses as main arena event. From 12.30. Parade from 12.00. June 12th. Sunbury Open Gardens and celebr ations for the Queen’s 90th birthday July 2nd Laleham Fair, The Br oadway, Laleham Village July 21st-24th. Little Ar ts Festival pr esented by Sunbur y & Shepper ton Ar ts Association. See article in this magazine for line up. June 18th. Spelthor ne Civic Pr ide ar e holding their annual Open Day at Laleham Pond from 12noon to 4pm. Access to the pond is from Ashford Road opposite Meson Toby restaurant. Volunteers will be on hand to show visitors the new orchard. Spelthorne Choral Society. Summer concer t with cor onation music to celebr ate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Saturday 9th July. St Peters Church, Laleham Road, Staines. With strawberries and cream and sparkling wine. Conducted by Sean Bui. Accompanied by Lindsay Bridgwater. Tickets £10 online or £12 on the door. Www.spelthornechoralsociety.com Music in the Park Come and enjoy a free aftermoon of music in the Walled Garden, Thames St, Sunbury. 35pm. June 5th The Linden Wind Orchestra. June 19th Saxophany and June 26th Magna Carta Chorus (3pm) and Ivor Games (4pm) The Hanworth Classic. Sunday 26th June 11am-4pm Bushy Park, Hampton Court. Vintage/classic cars. 1940’s and 50’s jive dancing. Bring a picnic. Great family day. Supporting Shooting Star Chase. www.HanworthClassic.org.uk

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Community Matters Shepperton & Laleham Send community events info to info@villagematters.co.uk to be listed here SHEPPERTON RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OPEN MEETING Shepperton Village Hall. 8.00pm. Tuesday 21st June 2016. Come along and expr ess your views and concerns and ask questions about all things Shepperton ! Your Residents’ Association committee will be there - along with some of our local councillors, to answer and discuss them with you. It’s YOUR opportunity to express your views on local issues The Probus Club of Shepperton for r etir ed business and pr ofessional men meets on the first Tuesday of each month at The Anchor Hotel to hear a speaker followed by lunch. In May we had a talk on " Prostate Cancer". We welcome new members; please telephone 01932 223814 or 242372 OPEN MORNINGS Bishop Duppas Bowls Club in Duppas Park Shepperton Saturday and Sunday, 25th and 26th June from 10:00am - 12:30am. The sessions are open to people of all ages and abilities whether new to the game or experienced players. The Club will provide all equipment but flat soled shoes are required. A programme of coaching during July and early August will follow the Open Days and newcomers will be able to take advantage of a special introductory membership offer. Bishop Duppas is a friendly Club offering a range of social events throughout the year including Bridge in the Winter. It has a small number of Social Memberships available for people wishing to play Croquet in the Summer. For further details contact Laurie Gascoigne, Bowls :01932 245003; Wendy Jay, Bridge : 01932 225077;Jackie Elliott, Croquet: 01932 786287 Shepperton Horticultural Association Annual Show will be on Saturday 18th June in Shepperton Village Hall. The doors open at 1.30p.m. and the show ends at 3.45 p.m. with the presentation of the Awards by Trio Pharmacy , who kindly sponsor The Summer Show. The first hour’s parking is free in the Village Hall car park, but you need a ticket. Entry is free. There will be time to catch up with friends from previous years over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. We always look forward to the children’s exhibits in this show and the beavers, cubs and brownies enter some exhibits that help towards their badges and their efforts are joined by local children. The Dolly peg scarecrows and the decorated plant pots should be good. The sweet peas and the roses make the hall smell very fragrant and provide lots of colour. We look forward to welcoming you at the show and to answer any questions from prospective members. Staines Horticultural Society Floral Art Group meet monthly on Wednesday evenings. Meetings are a mix of flower arranging demonstrations and practical workshops. A small friendly club we welcome guests. For more information contact Anne Hart 01932 564835. Shepperton and Oatlands Scottish Dancing Club meet on alter nate Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 8.00 p.m. to 10 p.m. in St Andrews Church Hall, Hersham Road , Walton on Thames KT12 4AA (Tuesdays) and Oatlands Village Hall, St Marys Road, Weybridge KT13 9PT (Wednesdays) for Social Scottish Country Dancing. Please come and join us. For further information please contact Barbara Dickson on 01483 728053 or email barbaramdickson@gmail.com Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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June 2016 Shepperton Matters  

a free community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham

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