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Shepperton Fair 2017 Report and Photos

Shepperton

Matters

Putting Local Business First. Bringing a Community Together

May 2018

Issue 79

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The Raft Race is Coming! - There is Still Time to Enter


Welcome! Spelthorne in Bloom has launched so let’s leave the greys of early spring and winter behind and make our village beautiful again. We were very sad to hear about the recent death of SiB committee member David Courtney. David was so often to be seen in the high street tending tubs and shrubs and was such a great supporter of the in Bloom initiative. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his widow Sylvia. There are lots of events to look forward to this summer. The Shepperton Fair is on June 9th and with a theme of Witches, Wizards, Fairies and Elves, it should be great fun. How about entering the raft race? Info inside. Remember also to think about send-

May 2018 ing in your photos for the photography competition at the Shepperton Village Fair, once again cosponsored by Shepperton Matters. Remember also that the council are running a Spelthorne wide photo competition. Entries to be submitted by the end of May. See inside for details. Until next month! Photo: Here and now Photography

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Contents

Upper Halliford & The Goat c1920s 4 Spelthorne in Bloom 2018 Launches 6 Shepperton Village Fair 2018 8 Upcycling Fashion - So on Trend! 11 Walking for Mission for Vision 12 Crackdown on Traveller Incursions 14 Rotary Aurora at Twenty 18/19 Career & VIP Visitors at Thamesmead 20 The Dangers of DIY Litigation 22 Shepperton Horticultural Needs You! 24 Recipe of the Month 31 The Nauticalia Raft Race 32 Sunbury Regatta - save the date 33 Barnes Wallis & Dambusters 75th 35 Try Sailing at Littleton Open Day 36 Dramatize Night to Remember 39 Halliford WI Banner Marches 40 Why We Love a Royal Wedding! 41 Charlton Village Residents Update 42 Spelthorne U3A 44 Laleham Residents Update 45 Gardening Matters 49 What’s On 51/53 Ad Index and Costs 54

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Upper Hallliford and The Goat c1920s By Nick Pollard

This fascinating view of Upper Halliford from the air was taken sometime in the late 1920s. At the centre is the Goat public house, with Charlton Lane winding away behind it to the top left of the photo. This road was of course cut off from the centre of the village by the Halliford Bypass in the early 1960s. The Goat was considerably smaller than it is now, having been extended at the rear and across the courtyard to meet the separate stable block seen in the photo. The Goat is first mentioned in an indenture of 1697, when it was sold by Richard Hayward of Ashford to Charles Burthall and Mary Leighton of Laleham for ‘five shillings of good and lawful currency of England’. That wouldn’t even buy you a packet of crisps there now! By 1886 it had been acquired by the Isleworth Brewery for a more impressive £1400. It was still owned by the brewery at the time of this photo, although would later be taken over by Watneys. The landlord would have been James Tickner, who was at the Goat from 1914 until 1951, his tenure broken only by service in World War One, when his wife Florence took over the license. Elsewhere in the photo, a horse drawn milk float can be seen in the main road, the milk churn clearly visible in the back. Milk would have been sold door to door straight from the churn, into jugs provided by the householder. On the left of the photo is the yard of a blacksmith who occupied one of the cottages fronting the road, and on the right is the kitchen garden of the farm which stood on the corner of Halliford Green, with very neat rows of vegetables and fruit. ‘A Tonic for the Nation’, the story of the 1951 Festival of Britain, is the subject of the next meeting of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society. The meeting takes place on Tuesday 15th May at Halliford School in Russell Road, starting at 8pm. All welcome, admission £2 for non-members. If you have any memories or souvenirs of the Festival, why not bring them along to the meeting? Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Spelthorne n Bloom 2018 is now under way and entries can be made by individuals or groups : •Best new entrant - sponsored by SITA Surrey •Best kept front garden - sponsored by Notcutts Garden Centre •Best contribution made by a school - sponsored by Elmsleigh Centre •Best schools' 'grow your own' - sponsored by Lotus Landscapes Ltd •Best kept public house display - sponsored by Surrey Advertiser •Best kept community garden (garden in a residential development) - sponsored by Shepperton and Sunbury Rotary Club •Best kept public building (building used by members of public) - sponsored by Pinewood, Shepperton Studios •Best hanging basket (non-commercial) - sponsored by Two Rivers •Best war memorial - sponsored by Burma Star Association (LALEHAM WILL WIN THIS YEAR SO BACK-OFF ASHFORD!) •Best kept place of worship - sponsored by Grange Farm, Shepperton •Best riverside garden - sponsored by Squires Garden Centre Criteria - The judges award marks under the following three main headings: •the impact of colour and use of colour combinations •the standard of cultivation and cleanliness •the overall impression of the garden, shop etc Since its formation in 1989, the community-based Spelthorne in Bloom Campaign has helped to brighten up the Borough, improve the environment and given everyone the chance to be involved in a local competition. Judging takes place from early July through August. Entries must be received by Friday June 5th.. Contact Katy Frame at Spelthorne Neighbourhood Services. Email: neighbourhoodservices@spelthorne.gov.uk Telephone: 01784 446411

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Upcycling Fashion - It’s on Trend! By Jasmin Ella I am Jasmin Ella, brought up in Lower Sunbury on one of the Islands where my family has lived for 18 years. I now live in Sweden, a country with a great record in recycling and sustainability. About a year ago I decided to make a change in my everyday life to be more environmentally conscious, reduce my consumption of harmful products and share my sustainable journey in the hope that this will inspire others. I started a blog. Fashion is my biggest passion and I have learnt from my mother that nothing has to go to waste as you can always create something else! Before you read the word sustainable fashion and think plain, unflattering hemp made clothing and stop reading, I just want to point out that sustainable clothing can be beautiful and completely and utterly you. I should also mention that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. 2,700 litres of water are used to make the cotton for just one t-shirt*. That’s around 3 years of drinking water, crazy right? Manufacturing pollutes the water, creates landfills and emits ridiculous amounts of toxins and Co2. But in our disposable society we think nothing of buying cheap and discarding quickly. I have made an oath that I will only buy sustainable clothing, not contribute to the fast fashion mentality and show others how sustainability can be fashionable. Last week my mum and I raided the charity shops in Shepperton with the intent to upcycle. This is the idea of taking an item and reusing it, making it of higher quality or value than the original. The first thing to do before you set off on this adventure is take a look in your wardrobe, see what essentials you are missing and what looks you want to create. Have a To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

good look through everything in the stores, make your way through the racks and be patient. The special finds will always be the last thing you pick up just before you decide to leave! The whole point of upcycling is to not give up on the perfect skirt or pretty dress because it’s a size too large or slightly too long, the best items I got from my second-hand haul was a dowdy dress which I made into a top and separate skirt, giving it a very modern and stylish look, and the jumper in this picture. I altered the neck line and managed to create a little jacket for my dog out of the left-over material. Keep practising your stitching and you’ll be able to create amazing items. This is the easiest and absolutely the cheapest way to be more environmentally conscious when it comes to fashion and to give your wardrobe that pick me up that it deserves. It allows you to express your creativity, create one of a kind items and reduce your carbon footprint along the way. Climate change is real, landfills are over spilling and toxins are poisoning our waters so NOW is the time to change. Sustainability doesn’t have to be boring. It can be a part of your everyday life and you can look and feel good doing it! Happy shopping and good luck, every little action will help our future generations live in a green, healthy and happy world. Love, Sustainable Jasmin Jasminella.com Art featured is by Sunbury artist Sue Munson (www.suemunson.com) *source www.worldwildlife.org 11

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Walking for the Mission for Vision

Local resident Richard Stephenson (see photo) will be doing a 120 mile sponsored walk this Summer from Winchester to Canterbury (the old "Pilgrims' Way" route) to try to raise money for the fund set up by Ian Squire's son to perpetuate Ian's memory and continue his work providing free optical help and glasses for the needy in Africa. Apart from his missionary and charitable activities, Ian Squire was a devoted family man and a highly respected optician serving the population of and around his home town of Shepperton. Richard and Ian had many mutual acquaintances. Since Ian was largely motivated in his work by his religion and Richard is fairly enthusiastic cross-country walker he felt that walking the traditional "Pilgrims' Way" from Winchester to Canterbury and asking for sponsorship would be an appropriate response. As he is close to the age of 70 and the Pilgrims Way is 120 miles, Richard will not be doing it in one go, but is planning legs of about three days walking with a few days rest in between, over the course of the Summer. He is calling on all who think this worthwhile to donate accordingly. each The plan is to start at the end of April and hopefully finishing by early June. All donations gratefully received. Cash welcome (call 01932 783159 or 07879 863234 ) or donate via JustGiving at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/richard-stephenson-pilgrimsway Offers of overnight accommodation along the route would also be very welcome, particularly Maidstone to Canterbury. The route will generally follow the purple/blue line on the map at http://www.pilgrimswaycanterbury.org/the-way/

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Crackdown on Traveller Incursions

This time we appear to have been invaded by bollards on Russell Road. This is now a long term solution to keeping the green free from traveller incursions. After the issues last summer we completely understand the need to do so. But surely a solution could have been found that was more in keeping with the environment. A picket fence? A ditch would have been better than what looks like an aircraft landing strip at night. On the subject of incursions though you may have read recently about a consultation by the government who are considering tough new powers to help address concerns over antisocial behaviour and illegal incursions. We know it has been a big problem for Shepperton. Village Matters met with Dominic Raab, Housing Minister and MP for Molesey, which has also been dealing with a lot of problems with incursions. There were three debates in Parliament on the subject last October. 84% of caravans are located on authorised sites so the majority of the traveller community are within the law but an estimated 3700 caravans are on unauthorised sites. With Dominic himself living in a place affected by incursions he is more than keen to try to find a solution. He announced early April that a review of the laws dealing with the growing number of illegal sites would take place. Due to the local elections on May 3rd the report should be out six weeks later. Certainly, Surrey has only few sites, with Dominic’s strong view that councils should provide more safe and legal sites. Watch this space!

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3rd June 2018 6 • Coffee, Tea and Cakes. Cooling Drinks • Raffle, Plant and Book Sales • Ploughman’s lunches (pre booked and prepaid by

Wednesday 30th May) Tel 01932 786675 • Spelthorne Gymnastics will perform at Monksbridge at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm. Ferry from Kings Lawn to Monksbridge on the ‘Impossible Dream’, the Spelthorne Community boat

Signage sponsored by Proceeds to Huntington’s Disease and to Spelthorne Gymnastics St. Mary's registered charity no. 1133834

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Rotary Aurora at Twenty! What’s in a name? By Janet Matthews Twenty years ago, Founder Members, having decided to hold their weekly Rotary meeting at breakfast time, were considering a name. 'The Black Pudding Club'? No! After much deliberation, the suggested name ' AURORA ' - appealing, unique, memorable and imaginative was chosen. Embracing all that is reliable, exciting and hopeful in the sunrise and reflecting the spirit of Rotary, the Shepperton Aurora club with the original Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury holds a special place in the heart of the local community. FUN, FELLOWSHIP and FUNDRAISING underpins our activities both here and abroad always remembering the Rotary Motto SERVICE ABOVE SELF.

Generations of children have grown up with the expectation of Christmas music broadcasting a sleigh in the area. Whilst Santa spreads his magic, his helpers knock on doors collecting for local charities. Christmas collections along the roads and in Shepperton High Street together with the evening raid on pubs and restaurants are a major source of charitable income. Manor Mead School, Cameo, The Greeno Centre, The Swan Sanctuary, The Black Swan Sea Cadets, Phabsail and many other charities have benefitted over the years. Other annual events such the Prestige Lecture, Youth Speaks and Race Night are hugely popular. Held in Halliford School, the Prestige Lecture is appropriately named; we have attracted speakers with status and widespread appeal. Talks on, for Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts 18

example, the Mary Rose, the 100 year anniversary of Shepperton Studios, McLaren's, Brooklands Motor Museum and Walton Bridge have always attracted a full house as have speakers such as Lord Digby Jones and Mike Banister, the former Chief Concorde pilot and the artist David Shepherd. These evenings are informative and fun, surely the best combination. Monies raised are donated to the speakers' charities. Sunbury Rotary Club closed down in 2003 having organised a Youth Speaks competition for the last twenty of its fifty year span. Aurora was invited to take over the event. Each year in the Council Chamber, Knowle Green, attended by the Mayor,

Rotarian and local dignitaries, parents, teachers and guests, Spelthorne Secondary schools enter the competition with teams at both Intermediate and Senior Level, a wonderful opportunity for pupils to speak in public in a formal setting. The audience is treated to thoroughly prepared talks on various subjects of the pupils' choice. Always making compelling arguments, these confident young people

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certainly reassure us that despite teenage 'bad press', society will be safe in their hands. The judging is exacting against specific criteria. How exciting that as Shepperton Matters goes to press, this year's team from Matthew Arnold School is going forward to the Regional Final with National success a real possibility. On a lighter note, punters can enjoy a gamble at Race Night. Fish and chips and a star raffle always attract a loyal following. How can a punt on horse be a problem when Aurora's charity budget benefits from the takings, over £2000 yearly. As well as Youth Speaks, other activities are organised to support Rotary's Education programme. High quality illustrated dictionaries are donated to Year 5 primary school children. Both teachers and children assure us that, despite internet access to our rich language, there is still a place for practicing dictionary skills using a hard copy. There is much anecdotal evidence that the children treasure these books; it's certainly a pleasure handing them out individually. Future Rotarians? We take pride in our local communities but we also have a global outlook. Rotary International is committed to the worldwide eradication of polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged £250million to the cause providing Rotary committed £200million. Over the past 20 years Aurora has made regular donations to the 'End Polio' campaign and two of our members have travelled to India to support the government and local Rotarians. They take part in a two day scheme, within the countrywide programme, immunizing 173 million children under 5years old each year. Our members have also been personally involved in projects in Peru, Africa and Kosova and have contributed to the late Ian Squires' Mission for Vision charity. News coverage of floods, earthquakes and war highlights the plight of the injured and displaced worldwide. In these areas of desperate need, Rotary Shelter Boxes and aid workers support the most vulnerable people who are without food, shelter, sanitation, education and healthcare, some of their Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

basic human rights. In cases of immediate need we hold special collections outside Tesco's in Sunbury. Shoppers generously responded to the plight of the Caribbean Islanders following the recent disaster. In 2017 Aurora oversaw the establishment of a Rotary Interact Club at Sunbury Manor School. Aged13 and 14, with boundless enthusiasm and energy, these 20 amazing young people have raised over £10,000 for their chosen charities. Talent competitions, concerts, Christmas decorations for residential homes, helping local food banks and other activities are so popular that the club has a long waiting list. A garden designed with disabled pupils in mind is flourishing and 3,000 purple crocus blooms symbolising the 'End Polio' campaign can be seen by the passing public. Why purple? Immunised children have purple dye put on a little finger to prevent double dosing and another sweet reward! Four older pupils from Sunbury Manor will again attend a Rotary Young Leadership residential week's course during the Easter holiday. In 1998 the Rotary Club of Shepperton Aurora became the first in the District to be chartered as a breakfast club. There has always been a balance of men and women and a wide age range. We continue to meet each Wednesday morning to socialise over a 'Full English' (black pudding optional!) and engage with speakers on various, always interesting topics. Guests may join us for a complimentary breakfast at 7.15 am at the Bridge Hotel, Chertsey. Contact details below. As we mark our 20th anniversary this May having raised and donated just under £240,000 to many amazing causes, Aurora remains committed to the people of Shepperton and Rotary International worldwide. Aurora will have, as usual, a strong presence at the Village Fair in June. Do come and say 'hello' to us in Rotary Village.

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Careers and VIP visitors at Thamesmead School

Thamesmead School recently welcomed the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge for Year 7 students, tasking them to think in a creative and entrepreneurial way. Teams were asked to develop an activity for Westfield based ‘KidZania’. Winners from the school could be invited to the National Finals with their ideas of a ‘Kids Driving Challenge’ and a ‘Design an App’ activity. Year 8 students have taken part in the Heathrow Coding Challenge run by ‘Learning to Work’. Students built and programmed a Lego electric pod that could negotiate a course in the fastest time. Students also learned about careers and apprenticeship opportunities at Heathrow. Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng also attended this event and students met with him as they have been learning about his job in citizenship lessons. Headteacher, Mr Reeves, also discussed with him funding in education, government policy on grammar school expansion and mental health support for young people. Also with a careers focus, Thamesmead will soon be hosting another Red Lion Cookery Club night. Head Chef and owners of the Red Lion, Shepperton, will be coaching GCSE Food & Nutrition students as they prepare a 3-course meal for guests, with canapés and cocktail. This event was a huge success last year and received superb feedback. All are welcome to the next event on Wednesday 23rd May. Tickets are available in advance for £30 from Ms McCarthy at the school. The school production of ‘Annie’ received amazing audience reviews and was attended by Mayor, Cllr. Vivienne Leighton and a number of councillors. A retiring collection raised just over £100 for the Mayor’s charities, Spelthorne Dementia Purple Angels, The Community Boat and the Swan Sanctuary.

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The Dangers of D.I.Y Litigation Peter Reynolds of Rowberry Morris explained that while online legal advice is readily available for all to access, it is always better to consult a professional. I often marvel at the fact that I can google any question, however obscure and, as if by magic, an answer will appear before me. Is there anything that Google cannot answer or any topic which it does not cover? For all its conveniences, however, the danger with being able to get answers at the tips of our fingers is that with legal issues, in particular in the area of family law, Google is of limited use. A case in point is a recent dispute between two related parties. One chose to represent themselves, having studied the relevant law online. The litigant-in-person found to his cost, that although information concerning the law is readily available online, an understanding of how it is interpreted by the Courts only comes with experience and a knowledge of what weight the Judges put on the particular issues. The said litigant-inperson went alone into Court, confident that he understood the law and believing he knew his entitlement. Within minutes he found himself hopelessly out of his depth and it was too late for him to turn back the clock and seek professional advice. What was lost to him was the opportunity to achieve the best outcome and whilst this benefited my client, it reminded me of the dangers in the do-itPlease mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Shepperton Horticultural Show Needs YOU! Get Entries in for June Show

salt and pepper 1 beaten egg Method Calling all budding gardeners and domestic gods and goddesses! The season has been par- Set the oven to 400f or mark 6. Chop the ticularly slow to get the garden and seeds tomatoes, onion and growing but it is perfect for making comfort food. So how about entering something in the mushrooms and mix with the sausage domestic section? On Saturday June 16th the meat and the herbs. Shepperton Horticultural Show is on at the Roll out the pastry village hall, Shepperton. Shepperton Matters has taken part in the fun a couple of times and on a floured surface to a rectangle 12 inches by 9 inches and place on a greased baking tray. . even had some success. So, as an example, how about making a Sausage Meat Plait? Nice, Arrange the filling down the centre of the pastry. Cut the pastry into 1/2 inch strips at an simple and pretty (as well as tasty!). angle, either side of the filling. Fold the pastry strips, alternatively, over the mixture to look Sausage Meat Plait (serves 4) like a plait. Brush with the beaten egg. Bake 8 ozs ( 227 gms ) homemade shortcrust for 30-35 minutes. pastry Filling 8ozs sausage meat (227 gms) Entries need to be in by Wednesday June 13th 2 tomatoes so you have plenty of time to get inspired and 1 small onion practice. 57g mushrooms More info from: www.sheppertonha.co.uk pinch of mixed herbs

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Recipe of the Month Roast Cod with Lemon, Garlic and Parsley Crust A delicious light and easy supper

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins Serves: 4

Method

Ingredients

Mix the breadcrumbs with the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper, then add butter and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly with your fingers.

675g/1lb 8oz cod fillet, 3cm/1¼in thick 85g/3oz white breadcrumbs, soft or slightly stale 3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed Finely grated zest ½ lemon 60g/2¼oz butter, melted Squeeze of lemon juice Salt and pepper

Season the cod well with salt and pepper to taste.

Place the cod in a shallow, ovenproof dish and press the buttered crumbs firmly onto the cod to make an even crust. Bake at 220C/425F/Gas 7 for 20-25 minutes until the crust is browned and the fish just cooked through. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and green salad or steamed asparagus.

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Sunbury Amateur Regatta 2018

Before you go booking your summer holiday, don’t forget that the wonderful annual Sunbury Regatta is happening on Saturday 11th August, and the Edith Topsfield Junior Regatta on Sunday 12th August. Since 1877 Sunbury Amateur Regatta has not only been a serious skiffing race event for local clubs, but also an annual calendar event for Surrey and the local community. Thousands of families attend to watch 60 club skiffing and punting races as well as 40 local events such as ‘row for your local’ and [Photo courtesy of Jamie Garnett] dongola racing in fancy dress. The regatta attracts competitors from not only skiffing and punting clubs but fire brigades, police forces, the army and various businesses in the Thames Valley area. Away from river, the lawn on Rivermead Island provides further opportunities to enjoy this family day. Stalls celebrating food from around the world, bar tents, live music through to face painting and tug of war provide entertainment through to dusk when the increasingly renowned fireworks displays entertains people for miles around. The regatta has kick-started the careers of a number of olympic rowers and inspired a healthy outdoor lifestyle for thousands of young people. It is run by volunteers with the income generated used to fund both the junior regatta and local charities. Find out more about this year's regatta at www.sunburyregatta.com, or follow on social media by searching for #sunburyregatta.

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Barnes Wallis, ‘Dambusters’ 75th and Brooklands Engineer, designer and inventor Sir Barnes Wallis spent almost four decades working at Brooklands, during which time his vision and contribution to engineering and aviation created a legacy which continues to make an impact on the world we live in today. Between 1935 and 1945, Vickers-Armstrongs built the Wellesley, Wellington, Warwick and Windsor series of bombers at Brooklands using the geodetic framework system developed by Wallis. Based on his earlier work in airship design, it was light but incredibly strong, which significantly increased the level of punishment it could absorb in combat. The only surviving Wellington Bomber that saw military action is on display in the Brooklands Aircraft Factory exhibition at Brooklands Museum.

WW2 Wellington Production In April 1942, whilst working in the VickersArmstrongs design office, Wallis wrote a paper Spherical Bomb — Surface Torpedo describing the potential strategic power of a bomb ‘skipping’ over water. On December 4th that year a Wellington Bomber, piloted by Vickers-Armstrong’s Chief Test Pilot ‘Mutt’ Summers, flew over the long shingle stretch of Chesil Beach in Dorset and dropped the prototype of Upkeep. By February 5th 1943 it had proved possible to skip the bomb for over 1300 yards whilst remaining generally intact, making Operation Chastise possible and creating the legend of the Dambusters. An example of one of the concrete-filled Upkeep mines used for trials just prior to the Dams Raid is part of a unique collection on display at Brooklands Museum alongside Wallis’ Tallboy and Grand Slam ‘earthquake’ bombs, with the set soon to be completed by the addition of Highball later this year. To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

In 1945 Barnes Wallis was appointed head of the new Research and Development department of VickersArmstrongs, based in the iconic motor racing Clubhouse at Brooklands. His first major project was the Barnes Wallis in office at Brookdesign and con- lands with a model of Swallow struction of the ‘Stratosphere Chamber’, a unique facility built to test aircraft and components under the environmental conditions prevailing at 70,000 feet altitude. It was in use right up until 1980, contributing to Vickers’ aircraft designs such as the Viscount and VC10, and in 2014 was officially re-opened to the public by Barnes’ daughter Mary Stopes-Roe following an extensive restoration. The ultimate goal of Wallis’ post-war work at Brooklands was the peaceful development of long range supersonic flight, which he pursued with projects such as the ‘swing-wing’ aircraft designs Wild Goose and Swallow. Wallis’s belief in commercial supersonic flight was finally realised with the first flight of Concorde in 1969. He died ten years later and is buried in St Lawrence’s Churchyard, Effingham just 9 miles away from Brooklands.

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Have a go at Sailing - Littleton Open Day May 12th Situated as we are near the river and various repurposed gravel pits, we are blessed with a lot of water based leisure activities on our doorstep. If you have ever wanted to try sailing, Littleton Sailing Club open day will give you the chance to sample both hospitality and facilities and to get out on the water for a first hand experience. If you do decide to join there is a special offer on our membership fees just for the day. There will be club tours available on demand for anyone who’d like to be shown round. Galley refreshments will be available all day, and the bar will be open. There will be three pre-bookable dinghy sessions: Session 1: 10.30 – 12.00 Session 2: 12.30 – 14.00 Session 3: 14.30 – 16.00 After a short introduction, you will spend a total of about an hour on the water with an experienced sailor, who will show you which ropes to pull and even let you have a go at steering. Your ticket entitles you to free tea and a snack. Children can go sailing with their parents or they can opt for a shorter taster in one of our boats specifically for children only. These sessions will be in the afternoon. Wear suitable warm clothing, waterproof trousers and top and trainers. Bring a wetsuit and neoprene boots if you have them, but not essential. If the weather on the day is warm then shorts will be fine. Buoyancy aids will be worn whilst on the water, so if you have one bring it with you, otherwise you can borrow one on the day. Hot showers are available so bring a change of clothes and a towel. Call Tim Hore on 07736 669136 or email tasters@littletonsc.co.uk.

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A Night to Remember for Dramatize Students Dramatize, a local charity based in Ashford, held a night to remember for their young adults with learning disabilities recently. Everyone got their glad rags on for Dramatize's Ball held at the extravagant venue of Shepperton Studios. The night was of great importance to the young adults who rarely get the opportunity dress up and party with their friends, in a safe and secure venue. It offered the young people an opportunity to experience adulthood, to go out with their friends away from their parents/carers and just let their hair down with the care and support they require. The Dramatize Ball was part of a short film, creating stories touching upon our young peoples daily lives, enabling society to relate and understand each individual and to see past their disability. We cannot wait to release the film later on this year at Shepperton Studios Cinema! www.dramatize.co.uk Facebook/DramatizeTC @DramatizeTC

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Halliford WI Banner Marches for Women

We recently celebrated 100 years since Suffrage changed the world of women. The Halliford WI took part in a Lottery funded project to create banners similar to those used by the Suffragette movement who won some women the vote in 1918. Our banner joined its 99 sisters in London on Sunday 4th March at the March4Women parade between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square. The atmosphere was amazing with many women dressed as Suffragettes. Speeches by the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and activists Bianca Jagger, Helen Pankhurst, Shola MosShogbamimu, Faeeza Vaid, and Martin Sheen with a video address by the singer Annie Lennox were as inspiring today as I imagine the speeches were in 1918. Our banner was then present at the 100 Banners Gathering at the Royal Albert Hall & Kensington Palace on International Women's day Thursday 8th March. It was fascinating to hear the prominent role the Royal Halliford banner top middle Albert Hall played in the whole Suffragette movement. It was then selected to be displayed at Sandy Toksvig's Mirth Control - WOW (Women of the World) Festival on Sunday 11th March at the Southbank and was in pride of place next to the main screen. The Women's Institute is a voluntary organisation that plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. New members are always welcome at Halliford WI and our 9 other WIs in the Spelthorne area. If you've been inspired to find out more please contact wiadviser.middlesex@gmail.com

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Why We Love a Royal Wedding! By Tracey Anderson Unless you have been living on a desert Island with no Wi-Fi for the past 12 months it cannot have escaped your notice that a wedding is scheduled for this month. Now whether you are a flag-waving Royalist or consider them to be a bunch of elitist parasites, you can’t avoid the discussions over the dress, the guest list and the entertainment booked for the reception. It was when I heard a colleague (who I know is anti-Royal) gleefully speculating over the dress-designer Meghan may or may not have chosen that it occurred to me to wonder why even the least sympathetic among us somehow get sucked into the celebrations. The fairy tale: Children’s stories where the handsome prince marries the beautiful princess are perennially popular, and the big white wedding is still the way many women imagine their big day. In this instance the prince in question is a real-life action hero too! A Royal wedding is the chance for us to live it vicariously, or conversely marvel at the spectacle of it all while muttering darkly about the cost to the public purse.

We love a party: Go on...who doesn’t love an excuse for a party? I have friends who throw Eurovision parties, and Strictly Come Dancing parties and X Factor parties, so why not a Royal Wedding party, complete with champagne and Union Jack cupcakes? They are not like us…or are they? We feel we know the Royals. We’re there for the births, the engagements, the weddings, the divorces. We know lots about them, but there’s always more we don’t know. It’s human nature to be hungry for more information or gossip about the rich, famous and (preferably) scandalous. A Royal wedding feeds into this, from the venue – the smaller St George’s Chapel rather than Westminster Abbey – to the guest list – who made the cut and who was snubbed. It’s like our own family but lived large…on our TV screens. And just as if they were members of our own family…we wish them well.

Being part of something bigger: There is a strong drive among humans to want to feel part of something important or monumental. We want to weave historic events into our own personal history. It’s why we bought tickets to The London Olympics, fly out to World Cup Finals, and lay flowers at the sites of tragic events. Shared History: The celebrations surrounding the Silver Jubilee, or the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana may have been part of our childhood. Maybe we attended a street party or received a commemorative coin. The desire to recreate and share these memories with our own children is strong.

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Borehole Watering Solution for Boat

The beautiful verdant corner of Renfree Way and the High Street has until now been painstakingly kept by bringing water up the bank from the stream. That was not tenable, so a bore hole has been sunk. At the same time a safe access path and steps have been made from the dinghy and along the fence line. The Shepperton Village Conservation Group went cap in hand to local builder Mark Darbyshire who agreed to do the work for nothing. What a hero! As well as general building, Mark specialises in putting in disabled access solutions for clients locally to give them mobility and freedom of movement.

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SPELTHORNE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (SU3A)

The University of the Third Age (U3A) originated in France and was adopted here in the early eighties. The term ‘Third Age’ means those people who are no longer in full time employment. Its principal is to develop the skills of its members and to pass those skills on to other members. There are no teachers but groups of members led by other members who help and guide them in their efforts. There is a large number of groups in SU3A covering arts, history, literature, music, physical and social activities. Spelthorne meets monthly usually on the last Monday of the month in the Salvation Army citadel, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford TW15 3JY. Those interested in joining are welcome to attend a meeting as a visitor as a first step. There is an annual subscription (currently £15) covering administration, and cost of the monthly meetings where we normally have a speaker and refreshments are provided. Membership of a group often entails a fee to cover expenses such as the venue for the group. There is a regular publication giving details of future and past activities. Further details can be found on our website : U3asites.org.uk/Spelthorne. Pictured are from left : Sheila Babb (Vice chairman); Sheila Simon (Chairman) and Angela Chessman (Secretary)

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We are a family run roofing business based in Sunbury. We undertake all aspects of roofing work and are fully insured. We offer free quotations and advice

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Do you have a spare room? You could help a young homeless person Family dynamics can have their ups and downs at the best of times and life isn't always easy when you are a teenager or young adult. But for some young people, events can spiral into a situation that makes living at home impossible. That’s where Surrey’s Volunteer Host Service comes in. They provide emergency accommodation to young people aged 16 – 21 who are at risk of being made homeless. This service relies on volunteers who can offer a spare room to the young person for 1-3 nights, whilst efforts are made to try and resolve their accommodation difficulties. Want to join our wonderful team of hosts? Call or email our team today: Telephone: 01483 518445 Email: volunteer.hosts@surreycc.gov.uk. For more information on becoming a volunteer host visit surreycc.gov.uk/volunteerhostservice

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Freestyle Landscapes

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Gardening Matters Ground Control You can’t go wrong with a geranium. They grow well where other plants struggle, particularly those shady areas, or parts of the garden with poor soil. And they are so useful - they provide hundreds of pretty flowers and also smother the ground with a welter of leaves that prevent weeds from taking hold. Don’t confuse these hardy geraniums with the tender bedding plants with the horseshoe leaf-markings. They may be commonly called geraniums but they are in fact pelargoniums and not hardy so would perish in a hard frost. True geraniums are as tough as old boots. There are loads to choose from offering a wide range of colours and habits. If you want a carpet of tiny pale pink saucer flowers try Geranium sanguineum striatum. It’s great for growing in the crevices of a garden path, or even in a shallow tub or sink where its finely cut leaves show of the flowers to their best advantage. Geranium macrorrhizum is probably the most reliable ground cover of them all. It creates a low dense mass of aromatic hairy leaves about 30cm / 12 inches high. The flowers open in late spring and there are varieties in white, pale pink or magenta. These are followed by bright red seedheads providing interest well into the autumn. To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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Propagation is ridiculously easy. Simply rip up a clump of the thick creeping stems and push them into the ground where you want them to establish. Make sure they don’t dry out and you can be assured of success. If you’d like a plant with a bit of height go for Geranium psilostemon. This grows to about 1.5m / 5 feet. It has deep magent flowers with a black eye, and is a great self-seeder. If you struggle with a patch of denser shade I can recommend the blue-flowered Geranium himalayense, and also ‘Johnson’s Blue’. Both will form clumps about 30cm / 12 inches high. Whether you have a new garden which needs to be filled with colour, or an established garden with a few bald patches, plant hardy geraniums and you won’t be disappointed.

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What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham Thameside Quilters meet on the 3rd Friday of the month, apart from December and January, at the Greeno Centre. All welcome, you don't have to be a quilter to come along! Check out our website www.thamesidequilters.co.uk. First visit free. Any queries call Shirley 01932 789430 Halliford Women's Institute meet the first Tuesday of every month except August in Halliford village hall at 7.30pm until 10pm.New members always welcome so if you fancy some company, tea and cake and exciting days out please pop in. For more information phone Joyce on 07928434206. 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 April we heard a talk entitled “The Brilliant Brunels” . We welcome new members; please telephone 01932 223814 or 242372 PLANT SALE On Saturday, 12th May Shepperton Horticultural Society are holding their Annual Plant Sale in Shepperton Village Hall. The doors open at 10 a.m and the sale ends at 11.45. Don’t buy too early. Come along and buy your tomato plants from us, as there are many strong plants of different varieties at vey good prices . There are also herbs, vegetables, eg. peppers, beans, courgettes etc and many flowers such as chrysanthemums, lupins hot lips salvia and many others. There will be some strawberry plants in pots . Entry is free and parking is free for the first hour . Look forward to seeing you. Sponge Fingers Playgroup for 0-4yrs and families. Every Thursday in term time, 9.3011am, Shepperton Village Hall. £3 per family including loads of toys, dressing up, craft, singing, a healthy snack for children and refreshments for adults. Parking on site or High St. All welcome!

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More What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham 1940’s Relived. Brooklands Museum. Come to the 1940’s event on May 12th www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/the-1940’s-relived Wonderful World of Wellbeing Festival. Kempton Park May 12th/13th. Tickets include speakers, workshop activities and of course the 65 or so stalls. Weekend passes (£13 online) or single day options (£8 in advance or £10 on the door). http:// wonderfulworldofwellbeing.com The Arts Society Runnymede monthly lecture at the Hythe Centre, Egham TW18 3HD May 16 entitled Modern Art – A child of 6 could do it! Enjoy the insights of great cartoonists with Barry Venning who provides a humorous, sceptical but instructive guide to modern art - funny, revealing and sidelong view of 150 years. Coffee from 10.05, guests very welcome. Sustainable May Fair. Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton on Thames. Monday May 7th 11.30-4pm. Promoting sustainable and plastic free living. May parade, performances, gifts and produce, plants. www.riverhousebarn.co.uk Shepperton Allotment Association - enjoy gentle exercise, fresh air, fresh home grown produce and a great community at Shepperton village allotments. Plots now being let. For further information, please ring or text 07968 834301 A date for your diaries. Shepperton Horticultural Show is on Saturday, 16th June at 1.30 in the Village Hall. Our web site is www.sheppertonha.co.uk where you can see our show schedule etc. Please have a look. We would welcome new entries . It is only a Village Show and everyone is welcome. Kids Come First® is a support forum for Separated Parents and a unique workshop of child-focused teaching material with guidance & advice for successful co-parenting. Parents can attend a group workshop separately or book a private session to attend together in Hampton (TW12). Call 07789497275 or email us: kidscomefirstuk@mail.com. For more info visit www.kidscomefirstuk.co.uk.

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Index of Advertisers Alterations/Tailoring Shepperton Tailoring 6 Bathrooms Sanctuary Design 13 Bedrooms Ashford Interiors 5 Building Work W Brown & Sons 44 Keen & Able 39 Business opportunity Open Doors Hosting 40 Car Bodywork Chip & Paint Repairs 36 Chips Away 50 Care Services Alina Homecare 38 Promedica24 43 Carpet Cleaning Nick Lewis 49 Cinema/Studio Pinewood Studios 7 Chiropody Shepperton Chirop. 6 Computer Repairs My PC Helper 14 Curtains & Blinds Decorama 48 Decorator SDS 50 Chris White 48

Dog Services Grooming Gorgeous 43 Electrician Paige Electrics 50 Boss Electrics 46 DCM 48 MA Whiting 44 Equity Release Harvest Financial 14 Estate Agents/Property Curchods 28/29 Alpha Residential 37 Events/Hire Littleton House 23 Kempton Steam 26 Holiday Inn Events 16 Elvis Tribute 27 World of Wellbeing 10 Sunbury Open Gdns 17 Hanworth Classic 34 Sunbury Regatta 33 Charlie Paige Trust 52 Flooring LPT 46 Fruit/Veg Quality Fruit 20 Gardens Longacres 21 Easicut Mowers 48

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May 2018 Shepperton Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham Village

May 2018 Shepperton Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham Village

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