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Shepperton Fair 2017 Report and Photos



Putting Local Business First. Bringing a Community Together

October 2018

Issue 84

FREE Every Month to 8200 Homes in Shepperton and Laleham

Big Tree Night in Doubt - Can You Help?

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This month we celebrate a 50th anniversary to Quality Fruit and Flowers, of one of our favourite high street shops. We also welcome two new businesses to Shepperton and Laleham. That is great news and a positive sign. We also put out a plea for help for Big Tree Night volunteers though. These events are put on by a hard working committee and they need you to get involved to make the event happen this year. See inside for details. It was a total shock to hear about the Sainsbury s robbery but almost worse is the drugs and antisocial behaviour which seems every day now. We all know about the cut backs, but surely we need more police presence.

October 2018 We revisit the green belt issue and see the new hedgehog facility at the Shepperton Hedgehog Sanctuary. Finally, dare we mention the C word. Christmas is round the corner. Book that special night out or Christmas dinner. Offers inside Enjoy! Photo: Here and now Photography

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Kempton Park in WW1 Shepperton Horticultural Winners Greenbelt, Carpark or Dump? Big Tree Needs Your Help! Dementia Support in Spelthorne Shepperton in Perfect Symmetry The Day of the Dead Celebrating 60 Years Wed New Hedgehog Hotel Christmas Day at the Greeno Recipe of the Month Laleham Residents Update Celebrating 20 Years of Trees Halliford Women s Institute St Nicholas Organ Fund Concert My Dunkirk Meeting Charlton Village Residents Update Gardening Matters What s On Ad Index and Costs

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Kempton Park in WW1 By Nick Pollard

This photo shows dozens of military lorries lined up at the Army Service Corps Depot, Kempton Park, during the First World War. The racecourse grandstands can be seen in the background of the picture with, just in front of them, wooden huts used to house all the troops based at the depot. Although we think of the army as having used mainly horse transport during the war, the British Army was in fact the most mechanised in the world. Places such as Kempton Park were requisitioned for the duration to receive new lorries from manufacturers, and also damaged vehicles coming back from service, for subsequent refurbishment. Those seen in the photo have the name Napier on the covers over their radiators, a manufacturer based at Acton who were one of many firms who turned production over to the war effort. Note that the lorries were not parked on the racecourse itself, rather the land inside the track – just as well as when wet weather arrived, parts of the vehicle park were churned up into a muddy swamp. Caterpillar tractors and four wheel drive trucks were necessary to pull stranded lorries out of the mire. The Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society, in conjunction with Kempton Park Racecourse, has organised a commemoration event on Sunday 21 st October to mark the end of the First World War a century ago. The event which opens at 12.00 noon and takes place during a race meeting, will feature a display on the story of Kempton Park from the SSLHS, uniformed re-enactors, historic transport of the period, a sound installation No Sound Dies from Surrey Arts, and a display of prose, poetry and artwork inspired by the war, from local school children. Normal racecourse admission applies. The Story of the Queen Mary Reservoir by Nick Pollard is the subject of the next meeting of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society. The meeting takes place on Tuesday 16 th October at Halliford School in Russell Road, Shepperton, starting at 8pm. All welcome, admission £2 for non-members. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts



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Gesture of Goodwill Warms Heart

When one of our Laleham readers went in to the Bakery in Shepperton Green to get some supplies for a Macmillan Coffee morning she was over the moon at their generosity and kindness when they presented her with four platefuls of fresh sandwiches for free to help with the event. What a lovely heart warming gesture indeed. We need more of this sort of kindness in our world.

Don t forget ! Shepperton Residents Association AGM & Open Meeting. VILLAGE HALL, High Street. 8.00pm Tuesday 13th November 2018 Ask Questions - Air your Views on current issues Your local Councillors will be present to help you with answers as possible. ALL WELCOME. Come On Down ! And remember to Support your HIGH STREET, your Pubs & Restaurants. Also the Youth Club They all need your support

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A Colourful Shepperton Show By Monica Chard, Editor

It may have been a long hot and dry summer, but the local green fingered put on a great show as always at the Shepperton Horticultural Autumn Show. Kwasi Kwarteng himself is a member of this enthusiastic local group and presented the prizes.

Not only were there new comers amongst the dahlias, but there was success for a young lady in the domestic section too. Helen Soane won the medal for the best exhibit in the baking classes with her chocolate brownies. Well done Helen! (Maybe you would like to share the recipe in Shepperton Matters!) This is the first year the group has been allowed to serve teas outside the village hall . With glorious sunshine continuing, it was a very popular place to sit and watch the world go by and chat with neighbours passing. There was a new way of running the raffle this year. You bought your tickets but popped them into the pot of the prize you would most like to win should you be successful (No, I wasn t!).

The Shepperton Challenge Cup for the most points in the show went to Nicola Cumber (pictured right), as did the medal for most points in the Domestic Section and some other sections. It was good to see a new exhibitor in the dahlia classes, Anne Adams, win the medal for most points in the Dahlia Classes. However, her brother, Jim, not to be outdone, won the voucher and certificate for the best exhibit of dahlias. John White won the certificate and voucher for the best exhibit of garden flowers and pot plants with a gladioli that the judges said was the best they had ever seen.

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Greenbelt, Dump or Carpark? By Monica Chard, Editor Needless to say our article last month about preserving greenbelt provoked comment. Even if residents and residents associations were supportive of the development proposed on the old Bugle Nurseries site, the council was adamant that this was green belt so could not be touched. The fact it is a complete mess of dumped waste still needs to be addressed but there is hope. We were delighted to hear that Spelthorne Council successfully prosecution a similar dumping site on the greenbelt land at the end of Thames Meadow. The council had been battling for over 3 years with the land owner (see photo below). The council states; We are very pleased that the courts have consistently ruled in our favour over this case. We take the protection of Green Belt very seriously and will actively pursue those who deliberately flout the rules. That sounds like good news to us!

But the threat to greenbelt continues to concern residents. We were contacted by a lady whose house overlooks a beautiful stretch of greenbelt land which is also under threat. The plot in question is part of the proposed Shepperton Studios expansion. Here it is in all it s natural glory, a haven for wildlife.

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This is not an unsightly waste site. It is a lush green area. The new Shepperton Studios expansion plan is proposing to build a car park and circular road on this site. The resident told us They plan to tarmac over this field to create additional parking for the 10% of the time when the studios are at full capacity (they have informed residents that most of the time this car park will be closed). To urbanise green belt land for the use of an occasional car park seems utterly irresponsible. The circular road will run directly behind our houses. This will not only impact the land, but impacts residents who had chosen their properties precisely NOT to look out over a busy road.

Greenbelt land surrounds Shepperton Studios. (Source www.troyplanning.com) But if this plan of green belt land published on www.troyplanning.com is anything to go by, then the land concerned (see blue line) is indeed green belt. And if the planning department at Spelthorne Council is not allowing development on greenbelt, then residents surely have nothing to fear. We cannot set a precedent and develop greenbelt land. All those in authority seem to be in agreement. The problem is the caveat only in very special circumstances which leaves the development of greenbelt a dangerous possibility. Pinewood s expansion plans were turned down by South Buckinghamshire District Council precisely because of the impact it would have on greenbelt. That decision was overturned by the then Home Secretary, Eric Pickles.







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This year, we have lost some of our key committee members – due to personal and professional reasons – and we are, therefore, in dire need of new members in order to organise and deliver BIG TREE NIGHT on 12th December. If we do not have enough manpower, we will be unable to organise the event. Over the last 8 years BIG TREE NIGHT has been an unqualified success – attracting between 5,000 – 7,000 attendees and has become part of the Shepperton calendar. It is a not-for-profit organisation and raises money for local charities and re-invests any profits back into the event s organisation. The committee are also responsible for decorating the street with the Christmas Trees over the shops -which are an iconic feature of Christmas in Shepperton. Please contact us via the website https://bigtreenight.uk/committee where you will find a form you can fill in to let us know your availability to help. Also, there is more information on the types of activity with which we get involved.

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Welcome to another new business in Laleham

Welcome to New Moves in Laleham which has opened next to the Post Office. Amanda Newman who runs it has worked in the property business for 10 years. She has 3 children, two of which attended Laleham CofE primary school. Amanda has been running businesses since she was 16 after first setting up a Market Stall in Ruislip lido selling children s toys. She set up her first major company with the help of the Princes Trust (PT) in 1999. Hers was a cleaning company which worked across the UK carrying out work on new builds including Hospitals and Schools. It was one of only 2% set up with PT help which had continued trading after 5 years. Amanda entered the property industry when she moved to Ashford in 2005. Initially she joined a local independent agency, where she cold started their professional lettings department and then went on to qualify in lettings before finally setting up New Moves in 2010. She also went on to set up sister company Pure Apartments, which specialises in short term accommodation for leisure and corporate clients offering Hotels and Serviced Apartments. It is a real pleasure opening New Moves in Laleham, which I have done with the help of my colleague and daughter Annalisa. It has been a long term ambition for a number of years, but to have my daughter work with me after attending the local school, it has now become a family business. I hope in the near future together we can bring something back to the community by way of sponsorship and contributing. Our vision is to set up a foundation where New Moves will contribute a percentage of our fee for each sale and let which will assist in helping the needs of local children, and the homeless. We invite all readers to visit the shop and come and meet with us. New Moves are offering Shepperton Matters readers a special offer with the code SM2018. ÂŁ500 off our sales fee or 6 months free Management on our Lettings fee for properties coming on to the Market before the Xmas period.

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More Support Locally for those living with Dementia

Your feature on Sylvia Rowley this summer who did the Brooklands bike ride to raise money for dementia care, and the recent piece on Purple Angels last month prompts me to send you a brief article on work in Shepperton to help people living with dementia. There is a committee set up by Nigel Drury, seconded by his diocese to the Spelthorne Council as Community Connector, whose members include Jean Saunders, who inspires Purple Angels, helping staff in shops and offices to respond to customers with dementia and Cheryl Bruce from the CAMEO group, who run day centres for such people. This committee sets out to coordinate and develop the activities of local residents responding helpfully to those living with dementia. It includes people already diagnosed, and two Councillors (Maureen Attewell and Robin Sider), as well as the Practice Manager at the Health Centre. This committee meets at the Greeno Centre, where Jean has an office. In May the Centre laid on a special tea party for those with dementia and their carers, as part of this year's dementia awareness week - in the previous year there was a training session in the village hall, very well attended. Any readers who would like to learn more, and especially if they would like to join in, are encouraged to contact me at my e-mail address. There are comparable groups in Sunbury and Ashford, but not as yet in Staines or Stanwell. Peter.j.hughes@protonmail.ch On a similar subject, there will be a fundraising event on October 20th to raise money for the Greeno and Purple Angels. The Evening Through the Decades promises to be great fun. ÂŁ25 will get you a 3 course meal with entertainers, including an Elvis! Please call the Greeno on 01932 246173. Spaces are limited

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Shepperton in Perfect Symmetry Symmetry Performance, 86, High Street, Shepperton, TW17 9AU. Tel 01932 2224090 In this era of changing shopping habits, growing online purchases and the closure of many high street shops, it is encouraging to welcome a new business to Shepperton. Martin O Connell opened Symmetry Performance just over 6 months ago. The clean lines of the shop front, logo and layout are professional and neat. Martin had been operating his Physiotherapy practice out of St George s Hill Golf Club, but was keen to find a better location in an area of promise and great community. As soon as he walked down Shepperton high street he knew it was right for him and he snapped up the old Surrey Home Improvements premises. He sees Shepperton as a sleeping giant , a village of great potential, with fantastic access points from areas such as Weybridge and Walton on Thames, a vibrant street of independent shops and a thriving community that cares about their town. In terms of the services on offer, initially Symmetry Performance offered Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Sports Massage, but the clinic now also offers other services, or can outsource them. So if you need an Orthopaedic Surgeon, you can access the best through Symmetry Performance with Mr Ziad Harb. If it is the latest aesthetic facial modalities you are after, then look Shepperton resident Dr Kerenza Macdaid is able to offer these techniques through a bespoke customised treatment pathway. There are thoughts also of offering private GP services for those who want a more lifestyle flexible approach to their requirements. Symmetry Performance believes that these services are not in competition with current offerings, but complement them. Martin O Connell, Director and Clinical Lead has recruited a top notch team, cherry picking staff from the elite echelons of Sports medicine and Science to create a diverse highly skilled clinical team. Their osteopath, Vanda Tyburski was voted Osteopathy Rising Star for the year 2017. Sports Therapist Jodi Clarke offers Sports Massage for the England rugby squad. Martin O Connell himself comes from a background of elite sports , having worked for 17 years as physio to Fulham FC as well as working privately for some very well-heeled clientele and various football and rugby teams. Symmetry Performance also recently welcomed Nikki Adams to the Physiotherapy team who brings a wealth of experience in Paediatric/Adolescent football injury management, amongst her other skills which she uses in the Elite Sport environment. Martin believes in offering an accessible service to Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


all ages and fitness levels. But more importantly, what can you expect from your Symmetry experience. You will be greeted by Michelle, Nicky and Maria who comprise the warm, professional and welcoming reception team. You may be greeted by Belle, the resident Boxer dog who has been immensely popular with the Shepperton residents. She is exceptionally well behaved. The environment (smells, lighting, pictures, cool company colour) soften what may otherwise be a clinical environment .In fact, the Lighting, music and Olfactory stimulus' have been chosen carefully to hopefully make one feel better, before assessment has even begun. The approach at Symmetry is pioneering and mimics exactly what Martin created throughout his years in Elite Sports environments. An initial consultation will include a full health and wellness history as well as a musculoskeletal screening before moving on to a customised treatment programme. You will be assessed in exactly the same way as the elite footballers and rugby players are, if it is deemed appropriate. But the team are also perfectly at home rehabilitating a knee replacement or Golfers elbow. The old school approach of rest is out. Now is the time for empowering the individual to make the changes necessary to find the path to health and mobility. The Philosophy at Symmetry Performance is Recover. Prevent. Perform. Staff will help a patient recover from an injury, learn how to prevent future reoccurrence and how to get the best out of their body to optimise physical performance or well being. You will leave with a programme customised to your needs, helping you to safe guard the investment you have made in your treatment. Symmetry understand it is important to empower the patient to realise that they are the vital component in the wheel of progress. I personally had treatment from both Vanda and Jodi. I can attest to their professional and personable approach and I walked out feeling taller and confident I knew how to manage my ailments. I was most impressed. Plans to expand the business are already well underway as Symmetry Performance has taken over the old nail bar next door. There will be 5 treatment rooms as well as a rehab room where patients can use functional equipment to aid their recovery, a customised diagnostic room and an aesthetic medicine centre providing the latest innovative evidenced based approaches.


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The Day of the Dead By Tracey Anderson Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is not a Mexican version of Halloween. The two annual events differ in traditions and tone. While Halloween is a dark night of terror and mischief, the Day of the Dead festivities honour deceased family members. Revellers don amazing makeup and costumes, hold parades and parties, sing and dance, and make offerings to lost loved ones. It actually takes place over two days: November 1st and 2nd - All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people. These pre-Hispanic cultures considered death to be one part of life s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit, and during Día de los Muertos they temporarily returned to Earth. Over the years these traditions blended with Christian traditions. At the centre of the celebration is an altar, or ofrenda , built in homes and cemeteries. These are designed to welcome spirits back to the realm of the living. They are loaded with offerings: water to quench thirst after the long journey, food, family photos, and a candle for each dead relative. The altars are decorated with marigolds which are scattered in a pathway to the grave-site, to guide wandering souls back to their place of rest. The smoke from copal incense, made from tree resin, transmits praise and prayers and purifies the whole area. In the 18th Century the term Calavera (which means 'skull') was used to describe short, humorous poems, often sarcastic tombstone epitaphs that poked fun at the living. In the early 20th century, Mexican political cartoonist and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada illustrated a calavera by drawing 'Death' dressed in fancy French clothes. It was a social commentary about the way Mexican society copied so-called European sophistication. He captioned it, Todos somos calaveras, which translates as, We are all skeletons. He meant that underneath all our manmade finery, we are all the same. His stylised personification of Death was appropriated by the artist Diego Rivera in 1947, in his most famous piece of artwork - Dream of a Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


Sunday Afternoon in Almeda Park. He painted Death wearing a large feminine hat, and named her Catrina, slang for 'the rich'. She was adopted as a symbol of the day of the Dead and today this elegant skull is seen everywhere during the festival, especially in the beautiful make-up and costumes worn by revellers. People of all ages have their faces artfully painted to resemble skulls, and wear fancy suits and dresses. Foods eaten included pan de muerto, or bread of the dead, which is a typical sweet bread containing anise seeds, and decorated with bones and skulls made from dough. There are also sugar skulls, in the style of the Catrina Calavera. These are part of a sugar art tradition brought by 17th-century Italian missionaries. They can be incredibly beautiful and complex. To drink there is often pulque, a sweet fermented beverage made from agave sap, the same sap from which tequila is produced. Thanks to recognition by UNESCO and the global sharing of information, Día de los Muertos is more popular than ever—in Mexico, and increasingly abroad. It's possible to find Day of the Dead celebrations in America and even in the UK. Last year there was festivals in London, Leeds, Bristol and Bournemouth. Look around your local area and see if anything is happening near you.

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Shepperton Couple Celebrate 60 By Sue Ford - Daughter Cedrea and Brian Reed recently celebrated memories together and built a family together. their 60th wedding anniversary. 60 years! Yes Sue was born in 1960 and later Rob in 1965. 6 – 0. That s not a typo but is a long time for Cedrea and Brian have had a fabulous life two people to be together. In fact, this type of together. They fulfilled their dream and longevity is almost unheard of in modern moved to a bungalow in Shepperton and have times. This is a testament to their long lasting lived there for 24 years. They ve visited placlove and devotion. es all over the world (swimming with dolIt was Brian who first noticed Cedrea when phins in Florida with the family was a highhe was only 16 years old. Cedrea was only 14. light) and helped their children raise four She d caught his eye a few times while on his amazing grandchildren! way to work but Brian assumed she had a It s not always been easy. Cedrea is a survivor boyfriend so never made his move. But fate of ovarian cancer and Brian is in a long term decided to play a helping hand. By pure coinbattle with Parkinson s, but no matter what cidence Brian s mum worked with Cedrea s life has thrown at them, they ve dealt with it mum and made the introductions. They never head on and with humour, but most imlooked back. portantly they ve face it together. They love After spending a year or so together Brian each other as much as the day they met. They was called up for national service and was are best friends and have each other s backs told he d be posted abroad. Not to let someand that s why I believe they ve made it so thing get in their way, they decided they far. would marry before Brian left. The only slight To celebrate, they stayed at the Runnymede hiccup was that Brian was due to leave in 6 Hotel in Egham and were joined in the evenweeks and the couple were only 17 and 19. ing for a meal with immediate family and The family wasn t best pleased! They married were given a telegram from the Queen. They in 1958 at Christ Church in Teddington and followed this up with a surprise party, arhoneymooned on Hayling Island, Hampshire. ranged by Brian for friends and family. A After the wedding, Brian prepared for his perfect day! foreign posting but days before going he was given some great news by his superior. Because he was newly married they d pulled out all the stops and managed to find a posting for him in the country. (This was not so happily received by Cedrea s mum who suspected that he d lied to get married - a modern day honey trap!) Cedrea s mum eventually came to see that Brian did love her daughter dearly and the two lived together alternating between their parents houses until buying their first home in Teddington. Then and Now. Brian and Cedrea Reed The two had many happy Happy 60th Anniversary!

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A Quality Half Century! A huge congratulations to Quality Fruit and Flowers who are celebrating 50 years in business. Kerry, Julie and Georgie are familiar to everyone in the village. Their service with a smile, interest in everyone s day to day life and ability to get any ingredient no matter how strange, is legendary and their flowers are stunning. Their dad Michael would have been proud of his girls. At the end of last month they celebrated with friends, family and customers with a party at the shop. Never girls to stand still for long they have introduced a fresh fish service to Shepperton every Wednesday. Go girls!

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New Hedgehog Hotel By Monica Chard, Editor

A lot has happened in the year since the Shepperton Hedgehog Sanctuary started gaining more awareness. Sharon Johnson was caring the injured, abandoned or vulnerable hogs out of her house, trying to rehome them in carefully vetted gardens in the Spelthorne area. Her house in Shepperton now boasts a purpose built facility in her garden with room to home 1520 hedgehogs at any one time. She has storage room for medicines and food and a weighing station. Each cage is purpose built and has individual notes on each inmate. It is a full time job caring the little critters but Sharon clearly loves what she does. The challenge this year has been caring for the many abandoned babies. As the heatwave hit, it became more and more difficult for adult hogs to find food for themselves so all the harder to feed a family too. So Sharon was called regularly to take on 4-5 babies needing help. The heatwave was a challenge for Sharon too. She found a way of keeping her visitors cool. Frozen bottles of water in each cage which kept temperature manageable. The fabulous new facility came about through

a huge amount of team work by family and friends. Needless to say it was also quite an expense. Not just to buy the outbuilding itself, but all the purpose built cages too. The Shepperton Hedgehog Sanctuary is not a registered charity but is self funding. To support the building project a friend of Sharon suggested setting up a Gofundme donation page. They set out to raise ÂŁ250 but were delighted to receive ÂŁ420. Just as well because it was a costly project. Sharon is still paying off the cages themselves and relies on well wishers. If you can help, you can find a donate button on her website (address below), or even set up a direct debit so that there is a regular donation. You will also find a wish list of items Sharon regularly needs for her little visitors which you can order for her direct from Amazon. Finally, if you want to do your bit for these delightful creatures, put out a shallow bowl of water in the garden. They drink a lot! It would be lovely to see more hedgehogs in the area. www.sheppertonhedgehogsanctuary.co.uk

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Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s Eve at The Warren Lodge, The Anchor & Best Western Ship Hotels Celebrations include: • Christmas Party Nights • Festive Lunches & Dinners • Christmas Day Lunch • Boxing Day Lunch • New Year’s Eve Dining & Dancing To book your celebrations or for more information please contact our Christmas Coordinators Warren Lodge or Anchor Hotels Please call 01932 237652 Or email c&b@desboroughhotels.com Best Western Ship Hotel Please call 01932 848364 Or email mail c&bship@ ip@desboroughhotelss.ccom Warren Lodge or Anchor Hotels, Church Square, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 9JZ www.warrenlodgehotel.co.uk • www.anchorhotel.co.uk Best Western Ship Hotel, Monument Green, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8BQ www.shiphotel.co.uk

CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE GREENO CENTRE Have you thought about what you might be doing over the Christmas period? The Greeno Centre in Shepperton will once again be hosting a Free Community Christmas Day Lunch. Do you want to do something different for Christmas? Would you like to spend the day in a community atmosphere? We welcome anyone, whatever your circumstances, old or young, on your own or with others, carers are especially welcome. Our aim is to join as a community to enjoy a sit down Christmas Day lunch and get to know each other. A fully packed programme is enjoyed from around 10.30 am until mid afternoon, with a welcoming cup of tea or coffee, followed by Carol Singing, Games, Quizzes etc and of course, a traditional Christmas Turkey Luncheon. We would like to express our thanks to the members of the Shepperton community, the local churches, businesses, community groups and individuals who kindly support this event each year with their generous gifts and donations. This event is organised by the Churches and Community of Shepperton. Free transfers from your home to the centre & return can be arranged. Volunteers are always needed too, especially drivers with a clean & valid licence and a clearing up team from about 2.30 until 4.30 PM If you are interested in coming to this event as a guest or volunteer please contact; Mrs Caroline Button :carolinebutton2006@yahoo.co.uk , or telephone/leave message on 07775 901 035 or 01932 247 255

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Shepperton Wine Club Celebrate 50th

On 12th October some of the original members of the Shepperton Wine club will be joining their club for a special lunch. They will be marking 50 years of making and tasting wines. The club began with 24 members but as is the way, many of the originals have passed on. Chair Joan Pontin has been with the club since the start though. She talks of the variety of wines the members have created and tasted. Blackberry wine seems to be a favourite. The club meet at the Greeno Centre every month during the winter and would love to encourage more members to join. It is a friendly club where members have forged life long friendships over consideration of a special home made creation. The group will be celebrating with a lunch at the Old Crown in Weybridge and we look forward to joining them. If you are interested in finding out more about the group call Joan Pontin on 01932 223217. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts



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The rise of the garden outbuilding There is a growing trend to construct substantial garden buildings to provide valuable extra space, whether for a home office, a need for a teenage den, a desire for a quiet retreat or simply a good old garden shed for extra storage. However, it’s not always as straight forward as putting one up in the garden. Garden buildings, otherwise known as outbuildings, fall under ‘permitted development’, which is regulated by the building’s size, location and usage. If the proposed building exceeds any of these then planning consent may be required. If in any doubt and to avoid a potentially costly mistake, it is always best to double check with Spelthorne Council’s Planning Department, but we’ve outlined the basic rules to help.

Are there size limitations? The structure can only be single storey with the bottom of the eaves being no higher than 2.5m, with the overall height not exceeding 4m for a pitched roof or 3m for other roof designs. If the proposed building is within 2m of the boundary it cannot exceed 2.5m in total height whatever the roof type. These heights must also allow for a maximum base/platform thickness of 300mm.

Where can I place my outbuilding? Bear in mind the 2.5m height restriction if you intend to place it within 2m of the boundary and also consider that it cannot protrude beyond the principal front elevation of the original dwelling, as it was as of the 1st July 1948 or as it was first built if constructed later.

The proposed building must not take up more than 50% of the original garden area; taking into consideration any existing garages, sheds, greenhouses or outbuildings. Any conservatories or extensions that were added to the original dwelling that take up garden space must also be taken into consideration.

If your home falls within the Green Belt or other designated areas, planning consent may be required and if you live in a Listed building it may not be permitted, so always check ďŹ rst. Do I need to decalare how I will use my outbuilding? If you intend to work from your new outbuilding, this does not normally require

consent, especially if it should not cause a noticeable increase in visitors and associated traffic, including deliveries. Manufacturing or conducting a business that would cause an increase in noise or other pollutants and or visitors, that could potentially disturb your neighbours, would require planning consent. If you intend to use the building for residential living/sleeping accommodation, then this would require planning consent. For friendly expert advice on all property related matters, please contact Owen Miles, Partner at Curchods Shepperton office. Owen Miles MNAEA, Partner 01932 230033 owen-miles@curchods.com www.curchods.com


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Recipe of the Month Stuffed Pepper Lanterns

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paring knife to cut holes into the exterior of the peppers to make pumpkin-lantern style faces. If the peppers don't stand upright, slice a small amount from the bottom to flatten the surface. Cook rice according to package directions. Lightly oil a baking tray. Arrange the peppers and their tops on the tray and cook in the oven for 20 minutes, or until peppers are cooked, but still are still firm. They mustn t collapse! Remove peppers from oven and allow to cool while you make the filling. For the filling Heat 1 tbsp oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and mushrooms and sautĂŠ for 3-4 minutes, until the mushrooms have softened and reduced in size. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add mince, herbs and chilli flakes and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until browned. Drain the excess oil. Reduce heat to low, then add the pepper sauce and cooked rice. Stir to combine and cook for 2-3 more minutes, or until mixture is heated through. Fill each pepper to the brim, allow the mixture to spill over slightly. Place a top on to each stuffed pepper and serve with green salad.

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Volunteer Shepperton

A diagnosis of cancer, Motor Neurone Disease or any lifethreatening illness can be a terrible shock to the whole family, and it s sometimes hard to share the emotional burden. We need volunteers from the Walton area to help support local families. For 34 years the Brigitte Trust, our Surrey charity, has been offering help to people suffering the effects of cancer and other late-stage illness. Our free service of emotional support and help with practical needs at home focuses on being alongside to listen and includes transport, shopping and even the opportunity for a trip out for tea! It s preferable for most people to stay at home, with pets and familiar possessions around them, with family and friends nearby. With the help of our volunteers it is often possible for a family member to stay at home for much longer. The same volunteer offers 4 hours each week and referrals come from District and hospice nurses, hospital discharge nurses, via social care teams or from families. We need volunteers to visit local families in Walton – can you help? Training courses take place throughout the year with a taster session first for potential volunteers to find out more about our work before deciding to join us. Please call Ingrid on 01306 881816 or visit the Volunteer section of our website: www.brigittetrust.org/volunteering

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Introducing the new Acorn bus ticket If you travel in and around north Surrey by bus, a new multi-journey ticket that allows you to travel across many routes in the area, using one ticket might make things easier for you. The Acorn ticket is a collaborative project between Surrey County Council and bus operators and came into effect in September offering passengers unlimited bus travel on most services in Elmbridge, Spelthorne, Runnymede and the eastern part of Woking. Passengers will be able to buy their tickets and use them across all bus operators in this area. So if you need to change buses you just need the one ticket. There are daily and weekly tickets available. The ticket can be purchased on the first bus used, costing ÂŁ7 for a day and ÂŁ30 for a weekly ticket (children travel at half fare). For more information visit surreycc.gov.uk and search bus tickets, passes and travel discounts web page.

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In Brief We heard a month ago that the wonderful Greeno Centre has been awarded £10,000 from the lottery fund towards the purchase of a new bus. Great news. This will help many locals to get to this lifeline in Shepperton. Great news indeed! SLIDES TO DIGITAL SERVICE I m sure many of us have that box of slides and negatives of old photos stored away somewhere. I can scan and transfer these onto either a memory stick or a CD. A roll of film or a box of slides (usually 36 images) will cost £10. If you have less than that, then I charge 28p per slide / frame. To supply the scans on to a memory stick will be an additional £4 per order (transfer to CD is included in the price). I am based in Shepperton, feel free to e-mail me on gary_critcher@yahoo.com with your enquiries.

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Shepperton Sculptor s Work at Highgrove

We recently carried a story on Shepperton s Stephen Kettle and his work producing busts from slate. We featured a picture of HRH Prince Charles and Camilla which was the latest work to be unveiled. We understand that the real thing is now on display in Highgrove, the home of Prince Charles and that the bust is an incredible likeness. So why not take a trip to see it? We can be proud of the Shepperton roots, now firmly in royal circles. What will the next commission be, we wonder!

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 ÂŁ9 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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Mad Hatters Christmas Party at Littleton House, Shepperton Film Studios Enjoy Prosecco on arrival, 3 course festive dinner, Mad Hatter paparazzi & DJ and disco until 1am Private, shared and lunchtime dates available

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Celebrating 20 years of Tree Planting

Imagine the borough without the glorious green and rustling sound of trees. Maybe we take it for granted. Did you know that it is a group of volunteers who are very much to thank for planting many of the trees we see daily? We are talking about the Spelthorne Tree Wardens. Sunbury Cross, (pictured) was planted in 2002. Trees have also been planted in Knowle Green, Russell Road. Shepperton, Staines Park, Eddystone Walk Stanwell, Hawke Park Sunbury and Stanwell Road Ashford. In these locations the trees and hedges are a just a few examples of the activities of the Tree Wardens. They are also happy to plant trees in the gardens of residents for a modest fee. (Village Matters has one in the front garden that is flourishing, planted by the tree wardens 4 years ago). And this year local Tree Wardens are celebrating 20 years of planting and caring for the trees in our community. They are independent group of volunteers that meet for every Thursday at their tree nursery in Shepperton, in order to plant, mulch or water new trees all over Spelthorne. With the funding support of residents, business, local and county councillors, and with authorisation and help from Local and County authorities for park or highway trees much has been achieved over this period. Our tree wardens are a group that is part of a national organisation. They can be contacted via the Surrey Tree Warden website or on 01932 786806


Walton Matters, which launched last month has been welcomed by the community. 8500 homes and businesses a month now receive a hand delivered copy with news, history, events and covering local issues. Village Matters magazines distribute 31,000 magazines every month to local communities. No other local media can do that. We also have an affiliate in Teddington & Twickenham. If you want to discuss advertising in any of these titles please call Monica on 07979 808991 or email monica@villagematters.co.uk www.villagematters.co.uk Facebook: Sunbury & Shepperton Matters Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts



Peggy s Waterstones Book Signing!

Peggy Pickering sat like a celebrity in Waterstones , Staines recently signing copies of her Four Seasons of Ted book. Accompanying her were husband Norman and of course Ted himself. I sold 9 books and an author called in and has asked me to do some illustrations for his forthcoming book, so it will be interesting to see what materialises. She said.

The book is beautifully illustrated and would make a wonderful gift. If you would like a copy you can either call in at Waterstones and order a copy or

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Halliford Women s Institute If you are an avid reader of Shepperton Matters you may have noticed the Halliford Women s Institute listed in the What s On section at the back. Here s a little more information about us. Halliford WI was founded in 1922, so we are approaching our centenary! Whilst we are all justifiably proud of our heritage, we are also keen to welcome new members. With a current membership of 45, we are undeniably one of the more traditional WIs, but our members are all young at heart! What we can offer you is companionship, support and a wealth of experience and knowledge. We have our finger on the local pulse and were networking before we even knew there was a word for it! Our monthly meetings generally include a talk or a demonstration –sometimes we have a Quiz Night, or an Entertainer, and there is always cake! Last Christmas, our talented members put on a concert party revue and short theatrical sketch. So there s definitely something for everyone and the opportunity to take part if you wish. Join one of our Outings in the summer months, such as a boat trip on the Thames, a visit to a stately home, museum or theatre. Come along to our social get-togethers – the Monthly lunch, Pudding club, Coffee mornings, Sunday lunches, or ad hoc cinema trips. We are always looking for new ideas, so put your enthusiasm to good use. Get involved in the running of the Institute – stand for election to the Committee, where you can help make decisions and shape our future. In summary, make new friends, learn new skills, visit new places, get involved. Become part of a local, regional and national organisation – inspiring women. Annual membership is currently £41 but you can come along to up to 3 meetings before deciding whether you want to join. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, 7.30 – 10pm at the Alan Freeman Community Hall. Please call 01932 259657 or email hallifordsec@mfwi.org.uk for more information.

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St. Nicholas Organ Fund Concert For many years Anne and Tony Rogers (see right) organized the St. Nicholas Organ fund concerts. They were amazing. Past concerts have included works by Mozart, Charpentier and Vivaldi. After Tony died, Anne continued organizing the concerts but sadly owing to ill health is unable to continue and has moved to be near her family. The choir rehearsals were always held at their home under the excellent direction of Margaret Hicks. The choir remember and celebrate the friendly, convivial and homely atmosphere at rehearsals and miss them, their enthusiasm for getting them all together and producing some magnificent music. This year will be the 29th year of the St. Nicholas Organ Fund concerts and Philip Buckmaster, who was the conductor for many years, has organized and will be conducting the concert. The first half of the programme the choir will perform two of Handel s Coronation Anthems Zadok the Priest and The King Shall Rejoice . Both Anthems were composed for the Coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline. Janette Dawes and Caroline Luard will each be performing a Handel solo and also a duet. The second half of the concert Olivia Ziani will be performing Bach s Violin Concerto in A minor and a Bach Cantata No. 82 – Ich Habe Gnug is being performed by Stephen Willis. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday 6th October at St. Nicholas Church, Shepperton. Tickets : £8, concessions £7, under 18s: £5 available from: 01932 221621 or on the door.

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My meeting with Dunkirk and Battle of Britain Veteran By Terry Trower

Last month I was privileged to meet 97 year old Dunkirk veteran, Arthur Taylor, at Weybridge Mariners Club. The club was hosting the veterans and Chelsea Pensioners to lunch after the flotilla of 24 Dunkirk little ships came up river from the Thames Motor Yacht Club at Molesey lock carrying the veterans. They were met by members of the Weybridge Mariners Club and I helped several veterans off the boats after their spectacular arrival to the sound of bagpipes and drums. The veterans enjoyed chicken pie for lunch and Arthur showed me a lot of his photographs at the lunch, which was served by the members. What courage the men and women of that generation showed and such fortitude under pressure. Arthur told me he was a solder at Dunkirk and then joined the RAF as ground crew during the Battle of Britain. The last 4 Chelsea pensioners who were at Dunkirk were present and that took me back to the 97 year old Dunkirk vet Arthur Taylor time when I played for them in Chelsea as a member of the Coldstream Guards band in 1963. They were entertained with 2nd world war songs in the clubhouse before they left in vintage cars.

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Spelthorne in Bloom Awards

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What a challenge it has been this year! We never quite know what we are going to get during the British summer, but this one has been one of the hottest on record. So well done to all those who entered their gardens into this year Spelthorne in Bloom awards. We are excited to see who this years winners will be. The awards are on October 15th at Shepperton Studios and we will report back next month. Thanks in advance to the Spelthorne in Bloom committee of volunteers who make this event so successful. We must surely all have noticed the superb hanging baskets which the villages have been displaying this year. Funded by councillors, businesses and individuals, the blooming petunias have been a riot of colour. Well done to the Spelthorne Council Streetscene team who have tirelessly cared for the blooms and kept Spelthorne looking magnificent.

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Do you have a couple of hours a week to spare? Are you a caring person? We need volunteers to support people living with Dementia and their families. A chat and a cup of tea can go a long way! Please contact us via info@spelthorne-dementiasupport.org.uk or on 07895 787579 if you think you can help. Thank you for your kindness.



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Zodiac Musical Society - Zodiac are performing the much loved musical The Wizard of Oz from 10th – 13th October 2018 at Magna Carta Arts Centre, Thorpe Road, EGHAM TW18 3HJ. Based on the wonderful 1937 film starring Judy Garland, It tells the story of Dorothy who finds herself in the land of Oz but desperate to return home. Along the way she meets Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion who are looking for a brain, a heart and courage. When they all meet the Wizard they realise the answers lie within themselves and they can all have their wishes. Come and follow the friends down the Yellow Brick Road . For more information please call the box office on: 01932 220167. Ticket prices £11-£15. Further details also on our website;


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Gardening Matters Lawn Love

Moss becomes more evident as the weather cools but you're too late for raking by now. Probably best to embrace the lush greenness: moss lawns are all the rage in Japan anyway. On the other hand, if the weather is still warm and the ground is dry, apply moss killers, rake it out, reseed and water. You ll thank me next year. October is the best time for aerating the lawn. I used a fork for years until I bought a hollow-tine aerator three years ago, and now I'm a convert. You can't overdo it, insert them every few inches until you re fed-up. It s a great work-out. The There are times I threaten to astro-turf my hollow tines pull out little cores that look like entire garden, but then I remember the smell of fat worms. Leave them in place to recycle the freshly mown grass and how lovely it is to nutrients. Aerating improves drainage and walk through the dew with the dogs in the allows air, nutrients and rain to move down to morning, and I relent. the roots rather than sitting at the surface. Of all garden tasks I find lawn-care the most Normally by now there has been enough rain tedious. I am not a lawn enthusiast, preferring to allow the tines to penetrate the soil making plants. For me lawns are a necessary evil. I the job easier but who knows what the crazy like sitting on them, walking on them, and they UK weather will be doing when this article is make my flowers look good, in much the way published. a frame enhances a picture. So, I feel I do have It's best to fertilise the lawn after aerating if to give my lawn at least a little love and care. possible. This month is quite a good month for By October lawn growth has slowed so you fertilising the lawn if you haven t already got can raise your mowing height by at least one around to it. Not only does fertilisation give setting until mid-spring next year. If like mine you a fantastic lawn ready for the winter but your lawn sprouts moss the moment it rains, also offers some protection from the ravages of raise the mowing height even more so that at winter temperatures and diseases. least 1 to 2cm of grass shows above the moss Make sure you collect fallen leaves weekly to after grass-cutting. discourage moss and disease. Damp grass builds up inside the mower so give the mower a good brush, scrape or hose down after every use. This necessary housekeeping prolongs the life of your mower.

I know some gardeners like to discourage leatherjackets and worm-activity but frankly I like watching starlings poke around for leather -jackets, and I like worms, they are my little After the middle of October there is no point garden friends, so if the odd worm cast is the applying weed-killer, so if you haven't been price I must pay for their help then I'm happy diligent in weed control the only option will be to put up with them. hand-pulling them. I am rarely diligent about Happy gardening. weed-killing, so you are in good company here! By Rachael Leverton To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991


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What s On - Shepperton & Laleham Spelthorne Natural History Society. Wednesday 10th October at 8pm, Greeno Centre, Shepperton. Presentation by Dr Erica McAlister entitled Secret Life of Flies . Entering the curious world of flies, Erica describes the different types of fly, their unique and often unusual characteristics, and the unpredictable nature of their daily life. Small charge for non-members Refer to www.snhs.org.uk for more info 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 September we heard a talk entitled In the Footsteps of Shackleton . We welcome new members; please telephone 01932 223814 or 242372 The Arts Society, Runnymede, The Hythe Centre, Egham 17th October. THE GREEN MAN IN ENGLISH CHURCHES called foliate heads , date from around 1400. Learn how they evolved from pagan and Classical times and their effect on the nations imagination. Talk by Imogen Corrigan, lecturer in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval History and Art. Coffee at 10.15, lecture starts 10-.30. All welcome, first lecture free.

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What s On - Shepperton & Laleham Walton Voices presents: A Remembrance of Things Past, Friday 9th November 2018 at 7pm. The music uses four poems on the theme of remembrance and commemoration, written by members of the Rosebriars Arts Initiative, a project which addresses issues of isolation, health and well-being amongst older people in Elmbridge through engagement with the arts. The choir will be conducted by our musical director, Jonathan Kilhams, and this will be the first time the works have been performed. Christ the Prince of Peace Church, Portmore Way, Weybridge KT13 8JD. Tickets ÂŁ5. To book tickets email arts@rcsherrifftrust.org.uk or call 01932 229996 Countdown to Christmas. A compilation of carols, songs and a panto, plus mulled wine and mince pies to get you into the Christmas spirit. Performed by Staines Musical Theatre Group on Sunday 2nd December at 2:30pm and 6.00pm at United Church of Egham, Surrey, TW209HP. Tickets available from 01784 605805 Spelthorne Choral Society, Quire Voices and The Heroes Band present The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace. Saturday November 10th 7.30pm. Windsor Parish Church of St John the Baptist, High St, Windsor SL4 1LT. Tickets www.quirevoices.com Laleham Players Theatre Company in association with the LRA presents Snow White and the Forest Fairies . We are looking for an actress with a strong singing voice to play the beautiful but cruel queen and an actor to play the king. Contact Jo Bartlett on 07923 080239 or email info@lalehamplayers.com 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.

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Chertsey, Shepperton & District Branch of the R.N.L.I. will be holding their annual Autumn Fair on 20th October 2018 at Shepperton village hall. 10am till 2.30pm. Start your Christmas shopping with unique gifts and Christmas cards. Tea's and coffee will be available. Steve and Gio will once again be bringing their hand made model boats. Free to enter. Shepperton Badminton Club Can I please remind any badminton players, whatever age, that they are all welcome to the Village Hall, every Tuesday from 10:00 until 12:00. There is coffee and tea available, and partners, who wish to watch or chat, are more than welcome. If you're interested, just pop in. The charge for playing is £5.00 per session. Or contact Gill on 01932 881635. We all look forward to seeing you. Purple Angels Dinner and Dance Through the Decades Saturday 20th October. 3 course meal , live entertainment and raffle, £25 per ticket. Please call Greeno centre 01932 246173. Please call if you can donate any raffle prizes too. St Mary Magdalene Church Littleton is holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday November 17th from 9:30am to 1:00pm in Shepperton Village Hall. Crafts and Stalls. Refreshments, tombola, homemade cakes, children's games plus Saxon School Choir and Littleton School Choir will be singing for us. We're also having a Quiz Night with Fish & Chips Supper on 13th October, 7.00pm at the Old School Building Littleton . Tickets £12.00 in advance. Please contact Jill on 07752649916 Beginners Morris Dancing. Free taster course . Tuesday mornings 10-12. Laleham Methodist Church Hall, Edinburgh Drive , Laleham TW18 1PH. Free parking . Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Enquiries: Sheila 07810 300061



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October 2018 Shepperton Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham

October 2018 Shepperton Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Shepperton and Laleham