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June 2017

Issue 68

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Welcome! June is a month packed with local events. Whether it culture, horticulture or just fun, there is lots to do for the whole family. The Shepperton Fair is on June 10th at Manor Park. Look out for a flurry of princesses and a cutlass of pirates! Laleham Open Gardens is June 17th as is the Shepperton Horticultural Show. The new Mayor of Spelthorne is our own Vivienne Leighton and she is celebrating in style with her first major event, a river day, on June 24th where she will be rowed from Sunbury to Staines in the Gloriana, the Queen’s river barge. Do go and see the spectacles from one of the local view points. That is followed by the Staines upon Thames Day the following day. All we need now is plenty of sunshine. Let’s hope for that! In this issue we also bring you an up-

June 2017 date from the Shepperton Health Centre and ask for your support of your local shops. It is so important to shop locally where you can. Where else can you get the personal touch you get from them, after all? Enjoy all that this month brings you. Until July….

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Sunbury’s Jubilee Clock 4 Health Centre Update 6 Shepperton High St. Use it or Lose it! 9 Shepperton Fair 2017 10 Inauguration of Mayor of Spelthorne 13 Probus Presents Record Donation 14 Rotary Garden at Sunbury Manor 16 Staines upon Thames Day 20 Restaurant Review 24 Sunbury & Shepperton Art Festival 26 Recipe of the Month 30 Local Artist Illustrates Children’s Book 33 Halliford House 1777 36 Thamesmead Wins ICM Award 39 Community Detox Programme 40 Shepperton Residents Association 45 Charlton Village Residents 47 Gardening Matters 50 What’s On 52/53 Advertising Rates/Deadlines 54

Village Matters Ltd Advertising / Editorial : Monica Chard Telephone: 07979 808991 Email: monica@villagematters.co.uk www.villagematters.co.uk Shepperton Matters is a member of the Village Card scheme Front Cover: All the Fun of the Shepperton Fair. Photo by Martin Gammon. Please send any hi res photos for consideration for covers to monica@villagematters.co.uk Please ‘like’ us on Facebook. www.facebook/ Sunbury&SheppertonMatters

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Sunbury’s Jubilee Clock By Nick Pollard th

This month sees the 120 anniversary of the installation of the Clock Tower at Sunbury Cross, a well-known local landmark. It was erected in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria. Originally it had signposts and elaborate gas lamps at each corner, but these have sadly long disappeared. In the finest British tradition, a committee had been formed by St. Saviour’s Parish and local councillors, to think of a suitable way that the longest ever reign by a British monarch (only recently The Jubilee Clock in about 1910, showing the original gas surpassed by our present Queen) and signposts pointing to Feltham, Twickenham, Staines could be marked. A recreation lamps, and Kingston. To the left is the old Running Horse pub, ground was suggested, but Mr demolished by a bomb in 1940. Styles’ idea of a memorial clock was felt to be more within local means. The announcing to general enthusiasm that “The site at the crossroads was agreed with Sunbury clock is now going”. Mr Harris, in accepting Council, and the committee set to work to the key, replied that the clock was not only an raise the necessary funds. £172 12s was the ornament, but a work of use; in fact it was the total cost, including the late addition of an very acme of perfection. He congratulated the extra two clock faces, making four in total. committee on their perseverance ‘despite the This was broken down as: tower £118, clock sneers of certain people’, and vowed that the (by J.W. Benson Ltd of London) £42 12s, Urban District Council would look after the foundations etc. £12. The tower was built of clock as long as there remained an urban red Mansfield stone, with a Bath stone plinth, authority in Sunbury. and surmounted by a copper dome, to the de- In the age of the motor car, the clock became sign of Mr E.J. Shrewsbury of Maidenhead, rather isolated at the centre of the crossroads. whilst the building contractor was Mr J. By the late 1960s the M3 was being planned, Lamb, of the same town. and in 1968, after being damaged by a lorry, it On the opening day, the Cross area was deco- was moved to an ignominious sunken site in rated with flags and bunting, and the large the middle of the new Sunbury Cross shopnumber of spectators was entertained by the ping centre. Happily it was moved to a much band of the Decorative Arts Works, just down more prominent position on the north side of the Hanworth Road. The Vicar of St. Sav- the Cross, and restored in time for its iour’s, Rev W.J. Scott, a member of the me- Centenary in 1997. morial committee, gave a speech in which he There is no History Society talk in June, but referred to his parish having taken the lead in please visit our stand in the craft tent at the Sunbury in organising a Jubilee memorial, and Shepperton Village Fair on June 10 at then handed over the key to Mr W. Harris J.P., Manor Park. Chairman of Sunbury Council, before th

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Shepperton Health Centre Update

We know how anxious many of you are to find out what the latest news on the Shepperton Health Centre following the demand for a the ludicrous increase in service charges by landlords, NHS Property Services. We met with Practice Manager Caroline Self to hear what is happening. There are two issues; a) the 1000% increase in service charges and b) the requirement by NHSPS to sign a 25 year lease, tying the centre in to the current building. What is clear is that the centre is happy to pay what is fair where the building, repairs and infrastructure are concerned, but therein lies the challenge - agreeing what is fair. The health centre is run as a business. That involves balancing the books and ensuring spending is kept under control. Of course private work would offer a new income stream, but as GPs are already working long hours it is not realistic for them to take on private work in addition. It is not a straight forward situation and the issue is clearly taking a while to negotiate. No solution has been reached as yet. There is hope however that a resolution will be found within a month to six weeks and there are several options under consideration. With 13,000 patients under Shepperton Health Centre, it is fully appreciated what an impact a change in the service would have within the community. Shepperton is only one of many GP practices across the country to have been hit with huge increases and some have indeed closed, with patients being dispersed to neighbouring health centres. The intention is that Shepperton Health Centre will stay one way or another, so that in itself will be welcome news to many. Much has been done to rally support from influential parties. MP Kwasi Kwarteng has met with staff and has committed to raising the issues for a parliamentary debate. That is of course on hold now until after the election. You can keep an eye on the website for updates (http://www.sheppertonhc.co.uk) and we will give readers information as we have it over the coming months.

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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 9 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? See ad opposite for full info.

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Shepperton High St Use it...or Lose it! By Carl Philips, Shepperton Residents Association and Monica Chard You may have seen in the local paper recently, a piece by Vice Chair of the Shepperton Residents Association Carl Phillips, prompted by the announcement of NatWest closing, our last bank in Shepperton. Carl shares those thoughts on the second half of this page. The closure must make us think about our own shopping habits in this digital age. The NatWest branch is closing because people are tending to move to online banking. We live in a busy society where gratification of all sorts is at the click of a mouse; shopping, banking, chatting, booking a holiday, ordering currency for it. We could orchestrate our lives from a sofa if we chose. But what an impact this has. Do we take our high street for granted? Maybe that little order for £3.50 on Amazon won’t make any difference to the home store. But on the other hand, if all of us think that way, that is a whole lot of little orders which are not going to go into the tills of our local shop. The same is true of so many of the services on the high street. Without all of us making a choice to buy from the small independents our friendly shop keepers will be squeezed out. We hear of business rates and rents increasing. Brexit has had an effect on exchange rates so goods are costing more. It is now that we need to act and to keep shopping local. Monica Chard, Editor

butchers, two greengrocers, a bakery, a flower shop, and a local pharmacy. We have a card shop, a car accessory shop and a fantastic hardware store – an ironmongers no less ! With two excellent local supermarkets, it means we lack for nothing in terms of people’s needs. That also includes the buzz of social chit-chat in the street when people bump into friends and neighbours as they go about their shopping. This socialising and activity is vital to the energy and life of the village. The High Street is the centre, the veritable heart. It is also where the Library and the Village Hall are. We must all take on the responsibility of shopping there, to continue to support our local traders and ensure the High Street remains the success it always has been. Shepperton residents need to do this more – or we could lose something to which many communities could only aspire. The responsibility for preserving this hub of shopping and socialising lies with all residents. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HIGH STREET !

With the impending October closure of the National Westminster Bank in the High Street, Shepperton will have lost both its banks in a short period of time. Luckily, we do have an excellent post office that can continue to carry out some of those banking functions for many people. However, the loss of the banks does jeopardise the future of the traders and other businesses in the High Street. The “footfall” - numbers of people using the High Street - is likely to drop. We must not allow this to happen….. … when I say WE, I mean All of Us – Residents of Shepperton must make a point of using the High Street even more to prevent this from happening. Shepperton High Street also attracts shoppers from other surrounding areas such as Sunbury, Chertsey, Ashford .... even Staines, particularly on a Saturday morning. They know and appreciate the value of an active High Street. Long may that continue. We, in Shepperton, are very lucky to have such a variety of shops in our High Street – two excellent To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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Shepperton Fair 2017 By Monica Chard, Editor

It’s here again! The Shepperton Fair 2017 is only a few days away. June 10th 2017 will see the crowds gather to watch the children parade down Shepperton High Street in their costumes, arriving at Manor Park for award giving and the start of all the fun of the fair. The event will be opened this year by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey which is a real honour for us. He represents the Queen at functions, so he will no doubt be impressed by all the little princesses he will see. With a theme this year of Pirates and Princesses, it is truly a royal occasion. We will also have the newly inaugurated Mayor of Spelthorne in attendance. Cllr Vivienne Leighton will be known to most of you already, as she is a long term Shepperton resident and councillor. Wander around the grounds and you will be tempted by a great array of food in the newly created food corner. You can challenge yourself to the climbing wall and see if you can beat your friends. Visit stalls and be tempted to buy, take part in raffles or try your hand at competitions. You can sit down with a nice cuppa or admire crafts and photographic talent and marvel at history in the marquee. There is a packed programme to entertain you this year. The arena will be buzzing with all sorts of acts; RPM Trial Bike team will be dazzling you with their daring twice in the afternoon. Reviews of the team are very enthusiastic; "The RPM show features some of

the best bike trials riders in the country, dazzling audiences with displays of power and control with their bike display skills and showmanship. A must see!" You will also see the Urban Dance School strutting their moves, and the ever superb Spelthorne Gymnastics are putting on a display. But that is not all….You have been promised surprises….

Well how about this then? Gorillas in Shepperton! Yes you will have the chance to meet with mountain gorillas and their intrepid explorer friend who will tell you about the threats facing mountain gorillas. For a small donation you can even get up close and personal and have your photo taken with the beasts. Remember the Shepperton Fair is run by volunteers. It is a huge amount of work to put the event on every year. If you think you could help on the day, or you would like to join the committee, you would be very welcome. Please contact chair@shepperton-fair.org or call 07802 216276. PLEASE NOTE Traffic should AVOID the High Street from 11am-12.00 during the procession. Please come on foot and enjoy the procession. Leave the car at home!

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Spelthorne Has a New Mayor By Monica Chard, Editor The Mayoral year has come to an end and the baton has been formally handed over. In his farewell speech Cllr Alfred Friday spoke fondly of his year in the role. He spoke of the challenges of wearing gowns on summer visits, where wide-eyed children had asked why he was wearing fancy dress and where a father had told his young son that by the size of the necklace the Mayor was wearing, he must be ‘Del Boy’s’ older brother! The outgoing Mayor told the incoming what to expect from the year and said he had initiated a manual entitled “The Known Unknowns of Being Mayor”, with observations of his year in office which might help future mayors in the role. He spoke of the 6 turkey dinners he and wife Kaye had consumed over a 10 day period leading up to Christmas as they toured the borough (funnily enough they chose not to have turkey on Christmas Day!). His chosen piece of light hearted advice to his successor was “never trust the word ‘buffet’ on an invite” but make sure you have something you can pop in the microwave when you get home! In thanking the Mayoress, wife Kaye Friday, for her support during the year, he said she had been such a success on engagements that he personally had been referred to as the “Prince Philip of Sunbury”. With that, the new mayor was duly sworn in. She is Cllr Vivienne Leighton, who has represented Shepperton Town since 2003. Cllr Leighton has lived in Spelthorne for 31 years and is frequently to be seen getting involved in local life. Cllr Robin Sider was the proposer and gave an excellent delivery of his reasons for favouring her in the role. Cllr Leighton has a theme for the year which is the river. She and husband (and mayoral consort now) Chris Leighton, live on the river To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

and were affected by the flooding both of 2003 and 2014. She was on the Thames Awash committee when she was first elected in 2003 which followed bad flooding in the area. She recognises the good and the not so good of the river and will be celebrating it’s role in our lives during her year. It is fitting then that the first major event of the mayoral calendar will be the river day on June 24th when the mayor will be rowed from Sunbury to Staines in the Gloriana, the Queen’s rowbarge which was built to celebrate her Golden Jubilee. (Look out for more details in this issue). One of the crew who will be rowing her is in fact Cllr Mark Francis, himself a former Mayor. The Mayor’s three charities she will support during the year are all local and all run by people known to her personally. They are as follows: Spelthorne Dementia Support, known as Purple Angels, is a local charity and part of the global Dementia awareness campaign. The key objective is to support people with dementia to live better lives in their home community. The Swan Sanctuary is a rescue centre and registered veterinary practice specialising in waterfowl. It has a hospital with fullyequipped operating and intensive care facilities and provides a permanent home to disabled birds not fit to be returned to the wild. The Spelthorne Community Boat Impossible Dream is a specially adapted, wheelchair-friendly motorboat that provides a regular weekday programme of short river trips for disabled children and adults, with their teachers, carers, and families. We wish our new Mayor a wonderful year! Photo by Michael Farenden

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Charley Paige Trust Receives Record Probus Donation Local children’s charity the Charley Paige Trust has received a windfall donation of £650 from Shepperton Probus. Shepperton Probus selected the CPT as their nominated charity of the year for 2016/17. Money is raised through raffles and a monthly collection amongst members. This is the biggest collection that the club has ever made and both they and the CPT were delighted. A presentation of the cheque was made by president Neil Cunningham to trustee Jackie Franklin at a lunch in May. The money will be used to support families who have a very sick child and who are facing financial hardship. Travel expenses add to the worries encountered by families at a time of immense stress and concern about their sick little ones. CPT also donate ‘smile bags’ to ward playrooms and they brighten up the day of a child who may be facing a particularly bad day, or maybe just to while away some of the long hours spent on the ward. Bags contain colouring and activity books, stickers and craft kits. CPT have also donated TVs/DVDs to St Peters Hospital playroom. CPT was set up after Jackie Franklin lost her own granddaughter when she was very young. CPT will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. It’s motto is ‘making smiles happen’ and virtually every penny raised goes to benefit sick children. Probus is a club for retired businessmen. They meet monthly at The Anchor hotel for lunch and to hear a guest speaker. They choose a charity every year to support. CPT may have been a popular choice as it is a local charity and because it relates to sick children.

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Rotary Garden at Sunbury Manor

Shepperton & Sunbury Rotary Club, in tandem with Aurora, have been working together to construct a garden from what was a neglected plot of land on the Sunbury Manor School site. We started last summer and it took somewhat longer than our initial estimation of a few weeks to complete! But it was worth it as the school now has very pleasant environment that pupils and staff can use. We wanted it to make the garden as accessible as possible so we laid reinforced plastic mesh on the ground to make it wheelchair friendly and a few test runs have proved it to be very successful. Among many other things we also cleaned out and replanted an existing pond and built a rockery around it. We constructed a circular patio and finished it off with a gazebo and table with bench seats so that pupils would have somewhere to sit and work - or just hang out together. A huge thanks goes to local businesses that contributed to the project including Tesco who donated the patio table and bench seats and Notcutts who donated ÂŁ500 towards costs.. The garden was finally finished just a few days before it was officially due to be opened by the Mayor and the School Head, Louise Duncan, in mid April. Constructing a lovely Rotary Garden from what was a neglected plot has been a hugely rewarding joint Rotary project and we hope the pupils and staff of Sunbury Manor School will enjoy using it for many years to come.

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Shepperton Horticultural Association Summer Show The 66th Annual Show takes place on Saturday, 17th June at 1.30 in Shepperton Village Hall. Entrance is free and refreshments are available. Parking is free for the first hour in the Village Hall car park. Come along to your village show, as it is a part of the community and cannot survive without your support. Even better, visit our web site, www.sheppertonha.co.uk . and see how to enter a jar of your jam or marmalade, some veg or flowers. or keep the children or grandchildren busy over half term by making something for the children’s classes. There are cups and medals for the children’s classes. We have a new class this year for a planted container. We hope to see you there. Come an enjoy the sweet peas and the roses. The awards are presented at 3.45 by our sponsors Trio Pharmacy and some entries are auctioned off.

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Restaurant Review Mezzet, East Molesey

By Monica Chard, Editor I have done a couple of cooking courses locally, learning to cook Lebanese and Turkish food. They were great experiences and we got to eat the food. If you like the sound of it but don’t fancy cooking though read on. Mr C and I were invited to East Molesey to sample some gastronomic delights at Mezzet, a Lebanese restaurant that has been in Bridge Road for 5 years now. In all honesty it was some of the best food we have tasted. Fadi Kesserwany, originally from Lebanon, has lived in the UK for 25 years. Mezzet has gone from strength to strength building a clientele from the celebrity circuit as well as many faithful local regulars. We had great expectations, having read a review by the late AA Gill who called it “one of the best three Lebanese restaurants”. Boy, was he right! Fadi greeted us warmly with a smile and a glass of champagne and before we started our meal we had a chance to chat together. Fadi has always wanted to own his own restaurant. As a child in Beirut, life revolved around the table. It wasn’t unusual to have up to 30 people to lunch; uncles, aunties, cousins, friends. His love of food is apparent and he is justifying proud of the restaurant. The success of Mezzet, led 3 years ago to the opening of Mezzet Dar a couple of doors down. Dar concentrates on tapas and is inspired by both Lebanon and Spain. Fadi has also recently opened up a concession in Selfridges, a sure testament to just how excellent the food really is. Last year Fadi brought in a new Head Chef -Tony Esber. Tony has a dazzling CV, including the post of Executive Chef at Marroush in London, but also personal chef to Middle Eastern royalty. He has recruited a new team and the results speak for themselves. So, back to the food! Mr C and I love grazing. Mezzet is a heavenly place to do it. You can order a selection of starters to share to give you a flavour of the Lebanese wonders on offer. You could equally order and reorder from the fabulous choices available. What Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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you will be sure of is an awakening of the senses, or little surprises that slap your taste buds and widen your eyes. Make sure you go with a big appetite to make the most of the temptations! Lebanese cuisine manages to take humble ingrediTony Esber, Head Chef at ents and elevate Mezzet with freshly made them to rock star flatbread with zaatar status. Amongst other things on the cold mezze menu is a veritable cornucopia of hummus dishes. Hummus is of course made from the lowly chick pea, but by the time it has been beaten and whipped with tahini and some lemon juice the creamy dish is a delight which works well with a variety of flavours and accompaniments. Mezzet offers a choice. You can have the perfectly wonderful basic version, served with pine nuts and olive oil. Or add

chillies for the Beiruty version. Or how about some pieces of tender grilled lamb? We sampled both fig hummus (pictured above) made with roasted figs and walnuts, topped

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with fresh and dried fig slices – it was a beautiful mix of both flavours and textures. Also, the king prawn hummus which had the addition of some chilli kick and some succulent king prawns, cooked to perfection. The range of cold mezze offers something for everyone; vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters alike. But even if you are a carnivore, how The tender 5 Spice Lamb is a delightful stew could you not enjoy what is on offer from the vegetarian selection? Moutabal, the with poppy seeds. It is a favourite breakfast creamy smoked aubergine dip, Muhamara, the snack in Lebanon and truly tasty. Kibbeh is a nutty, crunchy mix with a light kick of chilli, little package of crushed wheat with lamb or the ubiquitous Tabouleh, the fresh salad of mince and pine nuts served with a tahini dip. parsley, onion and tomato with crushed wheat Or select the little spicy lamb sausages, and lemon. Fresh stuffed vine leaves were packed full of flavour with a Batata Harra on light and Moorish, rather like a vegetarian the side, spicy potato cubes served with sushi. Do try the falafel, which is unlike any sumac. other version I have tried. Hollowed out to The selection of mains is huge, but you can make it lighter, it is filled with little cubes of rest assured that everything is prepared fresh pickled turnip which I found quite extraordi- and to order. Select from chargrilled meats, nary, and served with a light tahini dressing baked fish or tagines with accompanying and rocket. Or how about dandelion greens? sides of veg, salad or rice. The 5 Spice Lamb is a choice piece of fillet, slow cooked and served with a rich intoxicating gravy. It is one of the most popular mains at the moment. There is plenty of choice for vegetarians too, with artichoke hearts, halloumi, aubergine and okra dishes featuring. Give your stomach a brief respite, but don’t leave without sampling the desserts. They are unlike anything we have seen any other menu. Yes you can have baklava and fresh fruit, but you could also opt for Knafeh, a syrup soaked cheese dessert with a semolina base, topped with rose and pistachio. It was a delightful surprise. I was in raptures about the yummy Falafel with tiny cubes of pickled turnip vermicelli/cream sweet which was light as a We had not come across this on a menu feather and melt in the mouth. before. Another humble ingredient elevated to Mezzet offers a very affordable 3 course kingly status. Mixed with garlic and onion lunch Monday to Thursday for only £12.95. and strewn with fried onions, light as a They are also pleased to offer a take away feather, it was finished off with a squeeze of menu. Bookings advised! zingy lemon. Definitely worth a try! Mezzet Try the Manakish Zaatar, a stone baked pastry 43 Bridge Road, Hampton Court with zaatar – a mix of wild thyme, sesame and olive oil, eaten with thin slices of tomato, East Molesey, KT8 9ER cucumber and a mint leaf. Another version Tel 020 8979 4088 offers the addition of halloumi and mozzarella

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The English Country Garden Summer is the time that we throw open our doors and our garden becomes an extension of our living space. When it comes to selling your home, our advice is to prepare and pay the same attention to your garden as you do to the inside of your home.

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An attractive and well kept garden creates an excellent first impression and a bit of colour will lift the spirits of your buyer. This does not mean that you have to rival Kew Gardens or spend many back breaking hours toiling over the flowerbeds. The art is to create the illusion of space and show off your garden however large or small to its best after all it is a very important element of the home. •

Draw back those curtains, in other words trim back trees and shrubs that are robbing or blocking the light, as this will give the garden a greater feeling of size and also prevent moss growing in the lawn.

Jet wash off the garden furniture, children’s toys, drives, paths, patios and decking, as this will brighten up the area and reflect more light.

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Mowing the lawn and defining the edges, instantly gives your garden that manicured look and if you can add a few stripes, even better.

Create a sense of theatre with splashes of colour; geraniums and bedding plants are an excellent economical quick fix and if you can’t bear to be parted from your new found talents, plant in tubs that you can take with you when you move.

Set the scene, by setting out the patio furniture, with cushions and throws.

Move those trampolines and bulky toys to one corner and if they are no longer required, get them out of the garden.

Don’t forget to repair those broken fence panels and gates and if they are looking

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tired, a fresh coat of preservative will rejuvenate the oldest fence. Sheds are another area where you can liven things up and have a bit of colourful fun by painting it like a beach hut! One of our jobs in selling your home is to provide you with expert marketing advice and tips to help you achieve the best possible price. Please contact Owen and his friendly experienced team at Curchods, Shepperton office, who will be delighted to pop over to see you and make your next move an enjoyable experience. Owen Miles Partner, Curchods Shepperton 01932 230033 owen-miles@curchods.com www.curchods.com

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Recipe of the Month Elderflower Syrup/Cordial

Two variations on this summertime cordial, with thanks to Sally Dick. Pick blooms in late May/early June, but don’t pick immediately after rain as it means that the pollen will have been washed away Makes 5 pints. 20 average sized elderflower heads (in full flower) 4 lbs granulated sugar 35 oz, boiling water 2 ½ oz, citric acid – 63 grams Only bought in Chemist shops Grated rind of 2 lemons – sliced Pick heads the same day as making the syrup, they don’t keep. Shake off any bugs! Cut away as much as possible of the green stalks. Dissolve sugar in boiling water. Turn the heat off under the water and then add flowers, citric acid, sliced lemons and grated rind. Stir well. Cover and leave for 24 hours. Squeeze liquid through sieve, discard flowers and lemon. Filter liquid through muslin into a clean bowl. The classic way is a stool turned upside down and muslin hung from the feet over a large bowl. I actually just use the muslin over a bowl and squeeze all through that, though with care. They say it goes cloudy if squeezed too hard and ‘other things’ get into it. Just like making jelly from fruit. Put into bottles using a funnel. Keeps for six months in stoppered bottles in cool dark place. Well. I have kept it for two years before now!

Another recipe – found in the Telegraph some years ago Elderflower Cordial II 2 ½ lbs granulated sugar 2 oranges 50 grams/ 2 oz. citric acid 2 lemons 20 large flower heads Make a syrup by dissolving 2 ½ lbs of sugar in 3 pints of water, and boil for 5 minutes. Pour into a deep bowl and stir in citric acid, oranges and lemons roughly chopped and about 20 large flower heads. Stir night and morning for 4 days, then strain through muslin and bottle. Keep in a cool dark place. Add still or sparkling water and ice and enjoy a cooling drink in the summer sunshine.

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Local Artist Illustrates Children’s Book The Four Seasons of Ted is a collection of delightful poems about Ted, a lovely white teddy bear. The poet and illustrator are Peggy Pickering, local Shepperton resident for the past 38 years, and organiser of Shepperton Artists. The book features a series of delightful illustrations of Ted wearing his special striped jumper. The character is based on a real life teddy who is 25 years old and which was a present from Peggy’s husband, Norman. The jumper was knitted by Peggy herself. The illustrations tell the story of different things that Ted does in the countryside throughout the four seasons. The charming illustrations were originally made as series of cards and there were 65 in total. Peggy has now set the illustrations to accompanying poems. It is ideal reading for small children and their parents who like to read bedtime stories.

Peggy Pickering (right) with Helen, one of her students, and a great variety of art on show

and local scenes and designing cards. We caught up with Peggy at the latest Art Exhibition at Squire’s Orangery. The three day exhibition featured the latest work of Peggy’s various art groups. There was a great variety and it was very well displayed. We were impressed with the range of techniques which the group had used, from pastels and acrylics to oil painting and even mosaic work. Peggy’s Monday art group has some spaces. If you are interested do give her a call on 01932 229907.

The original Ted in his hand knitted jumper and one of the illustrations Peggy is the Regional Co-ordinator for the Society of all Artists and is the organiser of Shepperton Artists. She has exhibited at the Mall Galleries and exhibits at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London each year when the Society of Feline Artists hold their annual exhibition. One of her paintings is featured in the Surrey Golden Jubilee Celebration Book which was presented to Her Majesty the Queen. She enjoys painting animals, flowers To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

We have 3 copies of The Four Seasons of Ted to give away in a draw. Please enter by emailing info@villagmatters.co.uk with the heading TED by June 30th. Written and Illustrated by Peggy Pickering Published by Olympia Publishers 11-05-2017, £5.99, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-84897-953-6

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Have Fun with Pilates! Pilates is a form of exercise with an emphasis on core strength. Regular practice can lead to a stronger leaner body with increased protection to your spine helping you to stand taller and able to move with a new ease. We meet at Laleham Village Hall every Monday evening between 6 and 7 Classes are relaxed and informal and all are welcome regardless of age and experience. You won’t have to enrol on a whole course as you pay just £9 each time you come and you won’t need to bring anything as everything you need is provided. But be warned....once you start you won’t want to stop! Looking forward to seeing you.

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

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

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

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Thamesmead Awarded by Incorporated Society of Musicians Thamesmead School has been awarded the ISM Trust’s Silver Certificate. This means that more than 15% of all the school’s Year 11 students studied GCSE Music and achieved an A* to C grade. 40% of the students achieved an A* or A grade. Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM – the professional body for musicians – congratulated the school, saying: ‘We are delighted to recognise Thamesmead’s achievement in music and celebrate the commitment to music education shown by the school in their high uptake and high achievement of pupils. ‘Music is a valuable subject, it brings value in itself to pupils as well as supporting achievement in other subjects. Music also opens doors and generates educational opportunities for pupils from all backgrounds. We are delighted that Thamesmead School values music within their school curriculum and as the professional body for musicians and a subject association for music education, we are delighted to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate.’ The ISM is the UK’s fastest growing professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music. Set up in 1882 to promote the art of music and to protect the interests of all musicians, today they support nearly 8,000 members with unrivalled services and expert advice, from study up until retirement. It is a great achievement by Thamesmead to receive the award and a just recognition of the talent in the school. The talent was in evidence in the recent Oliver production which was very well received by all. The next big musical event, will be Thamesmead’s Got Talent on Thursday 6th July at 6.30pm. It will be a similar format to the summer soiree which many of you may have enjoyed in previous years and will be outside with refreshments.

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Community Detox Programme As part of their growing programme of Community offerings from late April St Saviours church Sunbury will be offering a Detox Programme. In partnership with the Keys Detox Project, it is a programme of integrated medical, spiritual and community support, and the focus will be on the assessment and management of drug and alcohol withdrawal. Recommendation and approval to participate in the programme will come from the clients own GP, other specialist treatment agencies, or via self referral . An essential element is that there has to be an active ongoing commitment by those being treated to actively change their lifestyle, and to free themselves from their dependency. The KEYS Project is a charity established in 2013 by Dr Steve Smith, a GP specialist in substance misuse, to coordinate a programme of church based community detox. Dr Smith said: “Through my work in drug clinics and in particular, from work in an in-patient drug and alcohol detox unit, I recognised that a large number of people are seeking a spiritual route to recovery (especially via the 12-steps used by Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous). I was also aware that many church groups are offering spiritual as well as practical support to people caught up in addictions. I therefore sought to facilitate the work of these groups by setting up a supportive medical service, which has become ‘KEYS Community Detox’. This involves helping small church teams to support their clients by liaising with the client’s own GP or prescribing drug clinic." Project Manager Claire Hopkins of St. Saviours said: “It really is a case of Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow. But it should be emphasised that the Community Detox Programme is not a temporary sticking plaster, but rather a proven programme which will be run by professionals in their field. We are offering practical help where it is needed in our community.” Contact Claire on 07549 952161 or email Claire.hopkins@stsaviourssunbury.org.uk

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Alison Turns 100!

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We would like to offer Sheppertonian Alison Spooner huge congratulations on reaching the milestone of 100 years old on June 4th. Alison was born during World War 1, and lived through the WW2 as an adult of course. It is almost incomprehensible to most of us to think of the life she has lived and the changes she has seen during her lifetime. From the mundane household facilities we take for granted today to travel and communications. Happy Birthday Alison and many happy returns!

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THAMESMEAD SCHOOL Run & Cycle Raises £5000 When the Friends of Thamesmead School decided to organise a Family Fun Run to raise funds for the school, they probably didn’t realise that the Headteacher, Mr Rodin, would support the event in quite such spectacular fashion. His plan was to take on a 100 mile sponsored cycle ride, with the aim of completing the challenge to coincide with the finish of the Fun Run the same day, on the school grounds. And that is exactly what he did, leaving his home at 2am! It was fantastic so see so many students, families and staff supporting the event in May. Runners and walkers congregated on the school field and completed 2.5k or 5k courses. The timing was perfect and within minutes of the last runners crossing the line, Mr Rodin arrived to cheers and congratulations. He has so far raised well over £3000 and combined with the runners’ entrance fee nearly £5000 was raised for the school. The idea behind the event was more than just to raise money, but to bring together the wider community of the families within the school and it certainly achieved its aim. There was also a competitive edge with the students gaining House points for entering with a reward of a tutor group breakfast on offer from the school canteen. The winning time of the 2.5k was 11.39 by parent Lawrence Koe, followed by Year 9 student Matthew Williams. The winner of the 5k was Year 9 student Oliver Cubillos with a time of 21.18. The event could not have happened without the many parent and staff volunteers and those from the local community. Thanks to Fresh Gym who put the participants through their paces with the warm up, Shepperton Running Group who helped with marshalling and race timing and Halliford Studios, who kindly loaned their car park. The school and Friends of Thamesmead thank everyone for their generous support and especially Mr Rodin for putting himself through such a tremendous challenge.

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Laleham Fair 2017 Once again the Laleham Village Fair, organised by the Laleham Residents Association, will be taking place this July, on Saturday 1st. Entrance is free and gates open at 11.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m., at the Recreation Grounds on the Broadway, Laleham, TW18 1RZ, opposite the Turks Head pub. There will be live music, the ever popular dog show, numerous food and drink outlets, activities and stalls for all ages and interests. For those still wanting to take a stall at this year’s event, or for more information about the day, please please contact us at

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Shepperton Residents’ Association By Richard Hewitt Some concerns have been expressed by residents on learning that the local NatWest Bank is closing on 10th October. The possible consequential effects have been reviewed by Carl Phillips elsewhere in this month’s magazine, with the message for all to continue to support our local High Street, given that we must use it or lose it. Given the Dementia Awareness Week (14th to 20th May) there has been a drive across Shepperton to make everyone more aware of dementia. This drive was particularly evident with a well-supported launch of Dementia Friendly Shepperton at the Village Hall on 16th May. The ongoing support of the Alzheimer’s Society and Spelthorne Borough Council for the Shepperton Local Dementia Action Alliance should provide a basis for changing perceptions of dementia. It is intended that this new branding will bring dementia to the attention of more people, with this new strategy ensuring that there will be concentrated work to achieve the best results in fighting dementia. It is pleasing to know that our own Greeno Centre is at the forefront of supplying support for dementia sufferers. Street lighting is the responsibility of the County Council and last October the Council's Cabinet agreed to implement partnight lighting across the whole of Surrey, with it becoming effective in Spelthorne in March 2017. Due to subsequent concerns raised by local residents, an agreement in principle was made between the Leaders of Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council to reinstate the lights in Spelthorne for an initial period of five years, with the Borough Council being responsible for the necessary funding. It had been hoped that this could be implemented quickly. However, as the original decision was made by the County Council's Cabinet any amendments are required to be referred back to that Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

decision-making body. We understand that this proposal should be considered at the 30th May meeting and, if approved, a date can then be set for the lights to be switched back on in Spelthorne. We understand that representatives from the Shepperton Medical Practice are continuing their discussions with the NHS Property Services to seek a resolution with regard to future charges. We are assured that information will be released to the general public when some adequate progress is achieved. You will read this just before the publication of the summer issue of our Newsletter, Shepperton Topics, which will have news of our Open Meeting on Tuesday 27th June. We hope to see many of you there for what we hope will be another pleasant and pertinent meeting.

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June 2017 Hi All On Thursday, the 11th May we had our AGM. There were about 30 people present across the evening, and I would like to thank all those who turned out on what was a somewhat wet miserable evening, along with the Councillors. We had an interesting evening with our Councillors, and hope that we can move ahead in a positive way with the Council and that Charlton Village will start to matter to them as much as it does it the residents. As you are all aware we have consistently said that we need more members to our committee to continue as we were, as we were all stretched to the limit. The Committee is now as follows:I am standing down with immediate effect as the Chairman. Wendy my very helpful secretary also resigned as she is moving away from the area. Sarah who diligently monitored the Facebook account and sent out the Emails, is leaving as she is now working fulltime and was also affected by the Facebook situation. Howard tried really hard with the Community Speed Watch has decided to call it day as he never got the support and help that he needed. So, although we are able to welcome 2 new members - Arzu and Peter - we really haven’t got enough people to continue as we were. As a result of this, Charlton Village Residents Association will be more of a Social Residents Association with other matters taking a back seat, unless other want to pick up this baton, and join the committee. On the positive side Stuart Boyle is taking over as the Chairman, Shivali Mathur as Secretary, And I will act as Treasurer in the in-between time. With Denise White continuing with the flowers Howard, Arzu, and Peter members We hope that this is acceptable but this is all that we are able to offer at present. Thank you and I have enjoyed many of the aspect of CVRA, and I hope that this new way of looking at CVRA will appeal to more residents, and from this we can grow in a positive light, as we have already got some good roots to grow on. Regards Karen Howkins

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Shepperton c 1890 While looking through Ebay some months ago for glass negatives of the automotive kind (as you do), Shepperton resident Gary Critcher came across the sale of some glass negatives dating from around 1890 in a brown envelope marked Shepparton (with an ‘a’). One is a view of Church Square, but what about the other one? Does anyone recognize the house in the picture on the left? If anyone has any knowledge or information, do get in touch: info@villagematters.co.uk. Envelope with glass negatives

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Gardening Matters The Humble Viola inch pots of multi-purpose compost until they become established. They can then be planted out in the garden. The whole process only takes a matter of a few weeks! Violas are happy in sun, or dappled shade and prefer soil that doesn’t become too dry, so in fact they are the perfect plant for most British gardens and will provide masses of colour at ankle-height. I have many favourites. There is a pretty purple and yellow one in my garden called Heartsease which migrated from a neighbour’s garden and has selfseeded everywhere. I added Grey Owl, which is pale blue and soft yellow, and I propagated one from my mother-in-law’s garden, called Irish Molly, which is various shades of subtle green, though I’ve seen other colours also being sold under that name! This year I have an exquisitely pretty fragrant variety called Sorbet ‘Yellow Frost’. I can’t recommend it highly enough. The thing is, they are so easy to grow that you can go to any garden centre and pick your favourite colour combination. Whether you say vee-oh-la or vy-oh-la, this lovely little flower will add music to your garden display.

Living in a house full of string players I have to think how to pronounce viola. My musicians say vee-oh-la but gardeners generally say vy-oh-la! Either way it’s a wonderfully obliging little flower and so easy to grow. Violas are a smaller-flowered version of a pansy but are more reliably perennial. They come in an amazingly wide range of colours and flower patterns. They are also incredibly easy to propagate. To make more viola plants simply cut off 7-8cm / 3 inches of the shoot tips at any Happy Gardening. time of year. Remove the lower leaves and root them into sandy compost. When they By Rachael Leverton take, repot the little plantlets into 7.5cm / 3 Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham Send info on local events to info@villagematters.co.uk to be listed here TRADITIONAL VILLAGE FAIR - once again the Laleham Village Fair, organised by the Laleham Residents Association, will be taking place on Saturday 1st July in the center of the village. Entrance is free and gates open from 11.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Recreation Grounds on the Broadway, Laleham, TW18 1RZ, opposite the Turks Head pub. There is free onsite parking and also a nearby car park. Music this year will be from the Stomping Nomads with the ever popular dog show and agility course in the centre arean - come and see how smart your dog really is! The Dream Catchers will be performing,and there will be children’s entertainment from Kids On The Go, plus food stalls, ice cream, Spices, cakes, jewellery, crafts and health and beauty stalls. There will be a display of vintage cars plus stalls on sailing, canoeing and other water sports that take place in the local area , with demonstrations. For those still wanting to take a stall at this year’s event, or for more information about the day, please contact us at lalehamfair2017@gmail.com Shepperton Village Fair - June 10th Manor Park. Procession 11am down the High Street. Many arena attractions, stalls, food, climbing wall, photographic and craft displays and history of the village fair. Family friendly day. Alcohol free. Pasadena Roof Orchestra. Saturday 10th June at 7.30 pm, St. Peter’s Church, Laleham Road, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 2DX. Tickets: £20 (£15 accompanied children under 16) Tickets available from www.pasadena-roof-orchestra.com/tour-dates or Box Office 07376 883533 (Mon-Sat, 9-5) For more information, please contact music.stainesparish@yahoo.co.uk Concert proceeds to Staines Parish Music. (Registered Charity no. 1132534) Spelthorne Archers - “Try Archery, a traditional English sport”. Beginner courses held on Tuesday evenings end of April until September, 6pm until dusk. All equipment, instruction and refreshments provided. Certificate on completion. At Lakeside Sports Ground, Sunbury on Thames. Also groups or organisations can book an archery experience, available on Monday or Wednesday evenings. Includes equipment, instruction, refreshments and a fun competition. To book, contact Training Officer, David Robinson on email trainingofficer@spelthornearchers.org.uk More information from the website: www.spelthornearchers.org.uk 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. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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More What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham Send community events info to info@villagematters.co.uk Spelthorne Choral Society Summer Concert. Saturday June 24th 7.30pm. Classical, Close Harmony and Contemporary Music. St. Peter's Church, Laleham Road, Staines TW18 2DX. Including a glass of fizz and fresh strawberries and cream A spectacular concert, featuring five fabulous local choirs:- SPELTHORNE CHORAL SOCIETY, THE INCIDENTALS, MAGNA CARTA CHORUS, THE ROYAL HARMONICS, QUIRE VOICES All information via the website:- www.spelthornechoralsociety.com Restore Food Bank Monday and Thursday 10-12 You can drop in at any point, for coffee and chat. St Saviour’s Church, 205a Vicarage Rd., Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 7TP www.stsaviours-sunbury.org.uk Tel. 01932 782800 Office Hours Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am – 13:00pm The Probus Club of Shepperton for retired business and professional men meets on the first Tuesday of each month to hear a speaker followed by lunch. In May we heard about Police crime prevention through lighting and design. We welcome new members; please telephone 01932 223814 or 242372 Shepperton Classic Cars Ford Show. There will also be an all Ford vehicle show on the 11 th June at Manor Park carpark. Check out the website for info: www.sheppertonclassicfords.uk As usual the info on all meets is on the website www.sheppertonclassiccars.uk

Shepperton welcomes the Pax Christi Peace Icon this June. Specially painted by Orthodox monks, the Icon presents the central Christian message of forgiveness and reconciliation. Shepperton churches warmly welcome everyone to an ecumenical service on Sunday, 18th June, 7pm at the Jubilee Centre in Manygate lane

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