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Shepperton Fair 2017 Report and Photos

Shepperton

Matters

Putting Local Business First. Bringing a Community Together

October 2017

Issue 72

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We had the great pleasure recently to meet the new CEO of Spelthorne Council. Daniel Mouawad has chosen to live in Shepperton so we want to extend a big welcome to him. It has been quite a month for the councillors, with the evacuation of many of those living close to the Sunbury terrorism suspect being cared for in Shepperton. Also the travellers who visited Bishop Duppas Park and Lower Halliford Green twice in a month. It has not been easy. We thank them and everyone involved for their support. We congratulate the achievements of the Shepperton cricket club for some great success this summer. And we have to mention the fantastic bridal wear show put on at

October 2017 Shepperton Studios by the Princess Alice Hospice shop in Shepperton. Quite a triumph. Christmas (and the Laleham Panto!) may be round the corner but the Shepperton Fair committee has already started planning next summer’s event. My, time flies!

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Sunbury Fire Brigade c1930 4 Support Your Hedgehogs 6 Under Siege from Travellers 8 Community Leaf Clearing in Halliford 10 Shepperton Horticultural Best Show 12 Adults and Impossible Questions 15 Pirates & Princesses River Day 18 Spinning Around at the Holiday Inn 20 Shepperton Cricket - Best Season 23 Princess Alice Bridal Show 31 Recipe of the Month 35 Christmas at The Greeno 37 Laleham Residents Round Up 41 Rotary Plants Purple for Polio 42 Shepperton Residents Association 49 Gardening Matters 57 What’s On 58/60 Advertising Rates/Deadlines 62

Advertising / Editorial : Monica Chard Telephone: 07979 808991 Email: monica@villagematters.co.uk www.villagematters.co.uk Shepperton Matters is a member of the Village Card scheme Front Cover: Photo Thanks to the British Hedgehog Preservation society www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk Please send any hi res photos for consideration for covers to monica@villagematters.co.uk Please ‘like’ us on Facebook. www.facebook/ Sunbury&SheppertonMatters To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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Sunbury Fire Brigade c1930 By Nick Pollard

This photo was taken in Thames Street, Sunbury about 1930, in front of the flint wall of the Old Vicarage, just to the west of St. Mary’s Church. It shows a fascinating selection of fire engines used in the village over the previous century or so. First in the line-up is a Leyland motorised fire engine dating from the 1920s, with ladder and open ‘Braidwood’ bodywork (named after a 19th century Chief of the London Fire Brigade) on which the crew sat on benches on either side of the engine. Even at the maximum speed of 20-25 mph on its solid tyres, hanging onto the engine when cornering must have been interesting! All the fireman are wearing double breasted tunics with brass buttons, and the brass helmet which originated in the 19 th century, and lasted until the Second World War. Very decorative but not very practical. Next in line is a smaller appliance based on a heavy motor car chassis of unknown make. It is carrying hoses and has a small tank on the rear, but it’s unclear whether it had its own pump or was additional to the first engine. Behind that is the late 19th century horse drawn engine which used to be housed in a shed behind the Three Fishes pub. This had a steam powered pump, and similar ‘Braidwood’ bodywork to the Leyland. Bringing up the rear is an early hand-pumped engine, dating from either the early 19th or possibly late 18th century. It was powered by the crew pumping long wooden handles on each side of the engine up and down. A hose would have been run to any nearby source of water, river, pond etc, and the water discharged onto the fire via a brass spout mounted on top. Apparently this machine ended its days as a prop at Shepperton Film Studios. What a shame that it, and its horse-drawn successor, having been preserved for so long, did not survive to the present day, although a similar manual engine dating from 1738 may be seen at Spelthorne Museum in Staines.

‘Cowper-Coles and Sunbury’ is the subject of the next meeting of Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society. The talk by former ambassador Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles explores his grandfather’s innovative engineering business in the village. It takes place on Tuesday 17 th October at Halliford School, Russell Road, Shepperton, at 8pm. All welcome, admission £2 to non-members. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Support Your Hedgehogs By Monica Chard, Editor

Sharon Johnson has been caring for the local hedgehog population for the past 5 years from the Shepperton Hedgehog Sanctuary at her house in Old Charlton Road. You may remember reading about it in the August issue of Shepperton Matters. She has rescued over a hundred of them, from tiny orphaned babies to really sick hogs. They may have become overrun with parasites, had broken limbs, suffered nasty strimmer or dog injuries, or be blind. Some just need warmth, fluids and food for a while before being released into the wild again. Others might stay at the sanctuary for a while until they are strong, or the time of year is safe for them to go. Human beings are sadly very much responsible for the demise of the hedgehog; fake grass, fences which stop the hogs natural foraging pathways and of course the terrible pesticides and slug pellets we use endlessly. Autumn is a very important time to keep an eye on hedgehogs. For one thing, do think to check under any piles of leaves which you may be about to burn. These make for a great autumnal bonfire in the garden, but piles of leaves are also a prime location for hedgehogs to take up residence in preparation for winter. Autumn is also the time when a late litter of hogs may leave juveniles little time to gain sufficient weight to see them through winter months. Earlier litters will have had a summer of eating and fattening up. A hog needs to be at 600g in weight to stand a chance of making it through these lean months. They may not have enough immunity against parasites either so are at risk. Don’t go seeking them out, but if you happen to see any young hogs in daylight when the weather starts getting colder from October to February, think about weighing them and if they are under 600g alarm bells should ring. If around 450g then they definitely need help. Sharon Johnson of the Shepperton Hedgehog Sanctuary will be happy to help the little fellas so do get in touch with her via the sanctuary website or Facebook page. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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You can do your bit to help hedgehogs. Opening up a CD size hole in a fence will allow them access to forage for food. Planting or conserving a wild area of garden will give them a safe habitat. You can leave shallow bowls of water or dog/cat/hedgehog food out for them -no fish variety though and no bread please! They may like them, but try to avoid giving them mealworms. They have little nutritional value should be either avoided or kept to the minimum. Hogs will come back regularly if they get access to some nice meaty pet food though but please watch your dog if you have one. They do attack hogs and that doesn’t bear thinking about. Sharon saw a great increase in donations and purchases from her wish list on Amazon as a result of the article in August. She would like to thank everyone who donated, but the winter months are expensive, so if you can help, do have a look at the link on the website: www.sheppertonhedgehogsanctuary.co.uk. Thanks in advance. Let’s look after these charming little creatures. Photo thanks to the British Hedgehog Preservation society Www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk

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Under Siege from Travellers By Monica Chard, Editor The peace and tranquillity of Bishop Duppas Park was shattered some weeks ago after it was taken over by travellers. One local told me she gone out for 20 minutes and came home to find a village of caravans. “There must have been 25 or so caravans, plus cars and quad bikes” she said. There were also a lot of adults and children. Traveller encampments have become more and more of a problem in the borough over the summer, inevitably calling on police and council time and resources to move them on, patch things up and wait until they show up at the next site. This particular group forced through a somewhat rickety barrier at the end of Bishop Duppas Park, which subsequently served as the main entrance to the encampment, seen below.

The manicured public park soon became a rutted mess of tyre tracks. What was worse was the hooliganism that followed. Cars, bikes and quadbikes raced around the grassed area opposite houses, spinning dangerously and noisily well into the night. Residents were terrified. The usual dog walkers and tennis players soon retreated, feeling intimidated by the new arrivals. The peaceful bowls club which is situated in the middle of the park was like an island of probity in a mire of bedlam! Halliford School reported dubious individuals caught on CCTV casing the schools perimeter and as a result had extra security added. The worst in this situation was not knowing when an end would be in sight. As it happened, the whole episode was brought to a conclusion within about 36 hours and the travellers moved on, but those 36 hours were dark indeed for residents who barely dared leave their houses. Trees were set on fire, fences broken and tarmac dumped. Rubbish, personal belongings and even a caravan were dumped on the site. We hear that Spelthorne Council acted swiftly. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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August - from Halliford Road They had themselves had an arrival of travellers at Knowle Green shortly before and had moved them on. Residents are grateful for the response and for the ditch and mound which have been built around Lower Halliford Green to stop future criminal damage. But what was astounding was the arrival of a new group of travellers only 3 weeks later, this time camping on Lower Halliford Green. This area was still accessible as no barriers or ditches stopped them using the green.

September - from Halliford Road So what is to be done? Life has returned to normal and the council has once again cleared up the mess and the ruts. When I visited Bishop Duppas Park, it was a peaceful sunny day and dog walkers were out enjoying the day once more. It was a far cry from the days when residents felt like prisoners in their own homes, powerless to do anything other than documenting unlawful and anti social behaviour within yards of their properties, knowing there was nothing they could do to stop it. It has been a bad summer for these unwelcome arrivals so what is the answer? Seeing how the council has dealt with the unwelcome arrivals is laudable, but as one councillor put it “it is like a game of ‘whack a mole’. They disappear only to turn up somewhere else”.

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Chestnut Walk Leaf Collecting; a Joint Community Effort by Malcolm Steele

When Dutch Elm disease wiped out over 40 Elm trees decades ago, every resident in Chestnut Walk Shepperton, contributed to the cost of replacements and today they are fully mature trees with an incredible leaf drop in the autumn. Most residents have always taken responsibility for cutting the Council grass and collecting leaves in front of their property. However last year, the Council truly co-operated with the residents by allowing their leaf collection vehicle to continue collecting leaves in the road whilst the residents raked the remaining leaves into the road. It took over four hours and three full loads to do so. It was a wonderful example of what can be achieved when the Council and a community work together and could work well in other locations in the borough. The residents love the trees in the road and hope the Council appreciates the efforts they make each year, to reduce council costs. Perhaps the Council could respond by looking again at our repeated requests to remove just one rogue Sugar Maple that has entirely outgrown the location.

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Shepperton Horticultural Association “ Best Show Yet”

The Autumn Show was well attended with lots of entries. The committee were delighted and declared it the best ever. The awards were presented by Alison from Longacres who are sponsors. Winners were as follows: Most points in the show - Nicola Cumber Banksian Medal for the prize money in flowers, fruit and vegetables - Jim Adams Most points in Garden flowers and pot plants, fruit, dahlias and Domestic - Nicola Cumber Most points in Floral - Pamela Fifoot Most points in Chrysanthemums-Stella Smith

We equalled our largest number of entries and the show goes from strength to strength, which is good for keeping the spirit of the village alive.” The Domestic Section was a closely fought section, decided by only one point, as was the Floral Art. This event is a true community affair. It is not necessarily about winning, but the fun of taking part and producing some wonderful exhibits. This is open to adults and children so don’t be shy. Do take part next year. Details of the Association can be found on www.sheppertonha.co.uk

Local allotment holder Ray Tanner won a major medal for the first time. It was in the largest section so to get most points in vegetables, where there were thirty classes, he did very well indeed, fending off the winners of this medal from past years. A newcomer to our show in 2017, Sylvie Mellersh, won the best exhibit in the Floral Art section and the £5 Jeanette Sider Memorial Prize, plus a £5 garden voucher. Bob Calder did very well winning three awards for the best exhibit of vegetables (a collection of five different types of vegetables), best exhibit of fruit (three pears) and best exhibit of flowers. (three vases of garden flowers) Best exhibit preserving - Pauline Roberts Best exhibit baking - Robyn Palmer “The show was amazing” said Pauline Roberts “full of colour and the exhibits were of a good quality. The judges told us that it ranks as one of the best in the area. To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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Adults and Impossible Questions! Research by ACS Cobham A poll, of 2,000 parents, found 54 per cent are regularly flummoxed by the deep and meaningful or scientific questions put to them by their children. In fact, the average mum and dad face eight questions a month from their offspring which they find difficult to respond to, either because they don’t know the answer or are too embarrassed. And 53 per cent admit that the more scientific the question, the less likely they are to be able to answer it. Other questions parents struggle to answer include ‘why do people die?’, ‘why is the sea salty?’ and ‘how does the internet work? ’It also emerged the average parent will turn to Google six times a month to get the answer to a question their child has asked .A spokesman for ACS International Schools, which commissioned the research to mark the opening of the new Science Centre at its Hillingdon school, said: “Children are known for always asking questions, but it can be difficult when they want to know things parents themselves don’t know the answer to .“Sometimes mums and dads will stumble with their reply as it’s an awkward question or they know the answer is going to lead to more potentially embarrassing questions.“ But inquisitive children are also asking lots of questions about the planet, how things work and science which are leaving parents struggling to give them the right answer. “It’s important to encourage your children’s thirst for learning new things and even if you have to Google the answer yourself, it can help them develop an interest in an important subject as they get older.” The study, carried out through OnePoll, found ‘what does God look like?’ is the question most likely to leave parents stumped, followed by what came first, the chicken or the egg?’ and where do you go when you die?’. ‘What are black holes?’ came fifth with ‘why is water wet?’, ‘why do people die?’ and ‘how did the world begin?’ close behind. ‘Where do babies come from?’, ‘why is the sea salty?’ and ‘why is the moon sometimes out in the day?’ completed the top ten. Other questions from intrigued youngsters

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which leave parents scratching their heads include ‘why is the sky blue?’, ‘what makes the earth spin?’ and ‘how do planes fly?’ .But while 47 per cent of parents just respond with an honest ‘I don’t know’, 28 per cent admit to trying to cobble together an answer which sounds like it could be right while 35 per cent tell the youngster to Google it .Twenty-three per cent Google it themselves and then pretend they knew the answer all along while others tell the child to ask their teacher (14%) or a sibling or other parent (11%).Thirty-three per cent of parents even admitted to knowingly telling their children the wrong answer because they didn’t want to admit they didn’t know. But 80 per cent of parents admit this has back fired when their children have then repeated the wrong answer to other people because they believed it to be right. A spokesman for ACS International Schools added: “The extent to which science based subjects grab children’s interests is fascinating. It certainly underpins our commitment to equipping our teachers and students with the very facilities and skills they need to teach, learn and develop this obvious early curiosity. “It’s clear too that parents should be brought into the picture too as they are quite clearly struggling to cope with many of the questions posed by their inquisitive offspring.”

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Pirates and Princesses Family Day on the River

Around 100 parents and children attended a ‘Pirates and Princesses Party’ recently hosted at Shepperton Marina by Momentum children’s charity … a special fun family day out for children in the area who have cancer and life -limiting conditions. It was an action-packed day, with the charity taking children for short trips up and down the river on its canal boat ‘Moments on the River’, as well as face-painting for the younger ones, a magician, a musician and a BBQ. Momentum, based in Kingston, supports up to 150 families across SW London and Surrey at any one time, including children in the Sunbury and Shepperton area, with therapies such as music therapy, counselling, trips and treats, as well as offering respite holidays at the charity’s two New Forest holiday homes and trips on its canal boat. Family Support Worker Niki Mason said: “Many of the families we support are going through an unimaginably hard time with cancer treatment. Through our Family Support Programme we hope to alleviate some of that stress. The Princesses and Pirates party was such a fun day, and was also an opportunity for families to meet each other.” One Momentum parent, who recently took the boat out, said: “Our trip on Momentum's boat felt like a small vacation. When you've spent hours, days, even months in hospitals, constantly worrying about what`s to come, it is so nice and calming to spend a few hours doing nothing but enjoying some time with your loved ones.” In addition to its Family Support Programme, Momentum also refurbishes large areas of Paediatric Units in London and Surrey hospitals. To find out more about the charity’s work visit www.moment-um.org

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Spinning Around at the Holiday Inn Review by Monica Chard We recently enjoyed a Saturday night out at the Holiday Inn, Shepperton. You may have seen adverts in this magazine for their recently launched tribute nights. Adele was a sell out. Kylie was the second event so we went along to see for ourselves the entertainment on our doorstep. Funnily enough our visit coincided with the airing of a programme about the best tribute acts in the world and how it has become such serious entertainment. We gathered for a pre dinner drink in the bar, laid out with dance floor, lights and DJ, where our entertainment would be staged later. Next door the restaurant had been laid out with tables for the booked parties of guests, with names carefully placed. The room was buzzing and it was clear how popular the nights are. At £27.95 per person for a three course meal, plus tribute act, plus disco, what is not to like about that! Word of the success of Adele had clearly spread and there was eager anticipation in the room. The age of guests ranged from young to old. There were several groups of ladies on a night out, dressed up, and it was clear that this was going to be a lot of fun. The staff served the pre ordered meals with speed and professionalism. We could not fault the service. Tables were beautifully laid with fresh linen cloths and serviettes.

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roast chicken or risotto and profiteroles or lemon tart. Something for everyone. It was all served quickly and the mains were piping hot.

Drinks were on a self service basis, so the bar staff were kept busy. Again service was excellent. As plates from dessert were cleared away we started making our way to the bar area to grab a top spot near the dance floor. Anticipation was rising and the chatter in the room was increasing. Ladies went to adjust make up in the bathrooms before the big moment. The DJ ramped up the atmosphere “Are you ready for Kylie?” The crowd went crazy and burst into applause as a feathered ‘Kylie’ appeared, head to toe in glamour and glitz. This was just what we wanted. A perfect bit of escapism and fun for the evening. This little ‘Kylie’ in glitz and feathers

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‘Kylie’ had the moves, the voice and the presence. The crowd loved her. She got us all clapping and singing along and it was not long until she was joined on the dance floor by eager guests, busting some moves. ‘Kylie’ came complete with costume changes, delighting the men (yes Mr C approved) with her gold hot pants as she span around the floor, everyone swaying and singing to the music. Finally we got the famous white jump suit and all joined in ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’.

The dance floor was full and those who had chosen to sit instead and watch the more energetic guests, were having a great time too. The disco carried on with crowd pleasers and we all joined in with abandon. As our taxi swept us away just before midnight we left to the strains of ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams, and it summed up the evening. It had been a happy, fun evening. It is such an easy and accessible night out too. Dinner, live entertainment and dancing so close to home. The events appeal to a wide age range and there is ample parking at the Holiday Inn, or if you fancy, it is not too far to walk from Sunbury or Shepperton. The Holiday Inn has several more tribute

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Recognition for Ash Link Nature Reserve After 11 years of hard work at the two sites of Splash Meadow in Shepperton and Nutty Wood over by Longacres, and several previous awards where the reserves received silver gilt three times, they have finally got where they want to be with a GOLD award. This was the top award from the South & South East in Bloom competition for conservation areas and recognises the progress we have made. “This is a momentous occasion for us” said Peter Routley, chairman of the Spelthorne Natural History Society. “This is an honour for our Natural History Society and it would not have been possible without the great work of our volunteers over the years and support of all our friends in the Community.” If you have not visited, do go along. It is such a fabulous area of beauty and nature.

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Shepperton Cricket Club Enjoy Best Ever Season! 2017 has been the most successful season in the Shepperton Cricket Club’s history. In the Men’s section, the 2nd eleven won the league and promotion by winning all 16 of the games played – (as far as we know) this is the first time this has ever been achieved by any club – certainly the first time this millennium! 2nd XI Captain Nick Cooper said: “It’s been a great summer with everyone playing enjoying being fully involved in games as well as winning!”.

Shepperton CC 2nd Team were victorious The 1st eleven (seem below) also secured promotion to the Premier Division of the Fullers Surrey County League, finishing in 2nd place. With so many young players in the team we are optimistic for continued success in the higher league.

combination of teenagers and over 50s, as well as some of the Ladies who helped slow the opposition scoring rates by setting a good example to their male teammates on how to bowl line and length! The Sunday Friendly team was again a mix of ages and abilities from teenagers playing their first adult cricket through to some over 60s – and a mix of results, winning half the games. The Ladies also enjoyed another successful season, losing only 2 games all year. They finished 2 nd in the Surrey Trust League and an unlucky 4th in the Women’s Cricket Southern League. We welcomed several new players, especially through the Surrey Youth Games, and continue to grow the section with optimism for promotion next season. Numbers were up again in the Juniors section helped by our support for the ECB’s All Stars initiative and the Surrey Youth Games. It was great to see 3 colts enjoy their first adult games and to have nearly as many girls as boys in some age groups. Off the field we have invested in improving our facilities and our beautiful ground has been enhanced by the banners of our many sponsors who tell us their businesses have benefited from their partnership with the club. More and more people have enjoyed the use of our Function Room for anything from 18th birthday to 60th wedding anniversary parties. Looking ahead it’s going to be a busy winter as we renovate the cricket square and design an extension to the clubhouse to expand and improve our changing and storage facilities. Of course, we will continue to seek new members to enjoy our beautiful ground and the way we play. As one new (mature!) member put it “This is friendliest club I’ve ever played at”. As ever, anyone interested in enjoying cricket in Shepperton next season will be given a warm welcome. Winter nets will start early in the new year – for dates and contacts search Shepperton cricket.

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Kaye’s of Shepperton Lives On

Many of you contacted us with comments on Nick Pollard’s article on the old Kaye’s store in last months issue. The original floor from Kaye’s is still the same black and white floor tiles you walk in over at the entrance of Quality Fruit (which is the same premises of course) and the Quality Fruit girls also have the original doors (right) and storage units. The girls remember Mr Kaye well. They used to deliver his greens when they were only little and he always left them a bar of chocolate.

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Shepperton Artists Draw Crowds The Shepperton Artists autumn show at Squire’s saw lots of visitors and a great range of art for sale or on display. Also on sale was the groups own 2018 calendar for £7. All proceeds go directly to the running of the group. The calendar carries local scenes painted by the artists, including St Nicholas Church, Shepperton Lock, Manor Park to name but a few. The originals of the paintings have been given to the Greeno Centre where they are on display for perpetuity to celebrate the village and the artists. Shepperton Artists meet on Monday morning at the Village Hall, Tuesday afternoon at The Greeno and Thursday evening at Meadowview. If you want a calendar you can contact Peggy on email peggy.gesso@gmail.com or you can buy them at the Greeno centre.

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Glamour of ‘Raffles’Tea Room comes to Shepperton

Squire’s Garden Centre in Shepperton has unveiled exciting plans to open a stunning new Café Bar in early October. It will have new Raffles style décor, flooring, seating and lighting. There will be distinct seating areas to choose from including the main Café Bar, a sophisticated afternoon tea area with piano, a coffee lounge with relaxing sofas, plus a special family-friendly area. There’ll be a delicious new menu and a new style of service - where you order at the till then take an electronic tracker to your table, enabling customers to relax and enjoy speedy waiter service. Sarah Squire, Deputy Chairman at Squire’s said, “We are all really excited with the plans for our stunning new Café Bar in Shepperton. The design theme is called ‘Vibrant’, which is one of three horticulture inspired concepts that we are rolling out to all our garden centres over the next few years. Inspiration comes from a sophisticated bygone era; think of Raffles and South East Asia. There will be lots of glass to let light in, botanical print wallpaper, tropical garden fabrics and wall art, painted furniture, glass pendant lighting, black and white checkered flooring and painted wooden shutters. The decision to make this investment was in part driven by customer feedback, both in-store and from our bi-annual customer survey. Our same team of friendly staff will run the new Café Bar, and they are all very excited about the plans, and can’t wait to welcome customers in early October.” Artists impression of café bar seating area

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A New Chapter Has Begun‌.

I shared my sad news a couple of months ago that we had lost our beloved little schnauzer Merlin to cancer. Yes, it is a dog, not a child, but we were rather attached. Our remaining dog Ruby was really down in the dumps. She was not herself, would not sleep in her bed, lay by the front door and was generally just sad. So were we of course. Things were just not the same. We have always taken on rescue dogs, being delighted to offer a home to a little creature who had not had such a great start in life. You may have seen the Animal Rescue Live on TV recently and realise how many animals are looking for homes. We went back to the rescue centre we have used before, who take dogs on and place them in foster care so that they fully understand the quirks and needs of a dog before they are rehomed. This monitoring process means you have a good idea what you are getting before you select the dog for you. We selected a small hairy thing of dubious descent with dark eyes and a whole lot of character. At only 8 months old, she was probably an unwanted Christmas puppy. She and Ruby met and seemed OK with each other, so off we went. We had toyed with various names before we settled on the perfect one. Mojo! She literally has given our old collie her zest for life back. She is a little spark of naughtiness that brings a smile to our faces and she plays endlessly with Ruby. If you walk in Sunbury park, she is the zippy little blond thing that is happy to play with and chase any dog, no matter how large or small. If you fancy a rescue dog, we used the centre called the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre in Wokingham. www.dbarc.org.uk.

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Princess Alice Hospice Charity Bridal Show By Monica Chard

Just before we went to print, we attended the inaugural Princess Alice Bridal show where a crowd of 200 or so watched a very special catwalk show. All the garments on show had been donated across Surrey’s network of Princess Alice Hospice shops. The Shepperton branch receives all the donated garments, and sells them in a specially created Bridal shop above the main premises. Bridal gowns, veils, shoes, prom dresses, bridesmaids dresses and accessories galore, not to mention dresses for mother of the bride. Shepperton Shop Manager, Linda Kemp, secured at the historic Shepperton Studios as the venue to show some of the many beautiful dresses that they have available. Linda said: “We are thrilled to be hosting this event to

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showcase some of the wonderful wedding attire we have available in our shop. People will be amazed at the kind donations we receive, including brand new wedding dresses and we hope to encourage more people to pop in and take a look.” We were joined by the Mayor of Spelthorne, Vivienne Leighton, who introduced the models, including ‘Green Goddess’ Diana Moran. Nicki Shaw, Princess Alice Hospice Chief Executive, introduced the proceedings. The evening concluded with a violin recital by Lisa Rollin, Director at Red Hot Strings, and a well known figure in Shepperton. The quality of dresses on the catwalk was astounding! If you are looking for a dress, this should be your first port of call. Not only will you get a quality bargain, but you will also be supporting the work of the PAH in caring for the terminally ill. The shop even has a seamstress on call who can alter any dress you like. The models for the evening were the volunteers from the Shepperton store, as well as family and friends. They looked stunning! Congratulations on a great evening must go to manager Linda Kemp and her dedicated team of helpers. The Princess Alice Hospice Shop is at 17 High Street, Shepperton, TW17 9AJ.

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Recipe of the Month Apple and Blackberry Clafoutis (Traybake) I must be slipping. My entry to the Autumn Shepperton Horticultural Show only got second place! But it is a lovely easy thing to make and you can’t beat apple and blackberry to remind you that it is autumn (although by the time I went out picking, all the blackberries had gone!).

175 g butter, plus extra for greasing 300 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 4 Bramley apples (approx 800 g) squeeze lemon juice 284 ml carton whipping cream 3 eggs 225 g golden caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling 300 g blackberries Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Grease a roasting tin (30 x 20 cm) with butter, dust with a little flour, then set aside. Peel, core and slice the apples into rings, then toss in a little lemon juice to stop them going brown. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Tip the cream and butter into a saucepan, bring to the boil, then set aside. Whisk the sugar with the eggs until they thicken and turn pale, about 3 mins. Whisk the buttery cream into the eggs, then fold in the flour until completely smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and arrange the apple slices over the top. Scatter over the blackberries, then sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Bake for 50 minutes – 1 hour until golden and beginning to pull away from the sides of the tin. Leave to cool in the tin and serve cut into squares.

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A Tough Year for Vines? There was an arctic blast across Europe in April, threatening the grape harvest with a 50% drop in yield (and therefore also a hike in prices of wine, so be warned!). In summer there was such a heat wave across Europe it was nicknamed ‘Lucifer’ and the grape harvest was started in mid August as vintners contended with drought. This early start is virtually unheard of. But in Chertsey, one local showed me a record bumper crop of healthy grapes growing in her greenhouse “I have never seen anything like it” said Kerry Hennessey. In addition to vines her kiwi fruits were doing spectacularly well too. Maybe there is something in the air or water of our little old neighbourhood that bodes well for the growth of Mediterranean fruits.

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CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE GREENO CENTRE

Although the festive season is still quite a long way off it is surprising how fast the time seems to be going by and it may be time now to think about what you might be doing over the Christmas period. The Greeno Centre will once again be hosting a Free Christmas Day Lunch for anyone in the Shepperton Community and surrounding areas, whatever your age, whatever your circumstances, individuals, couples and families, to join together to enjoy a sit down Christmas Day Lunch at the Greeno Centre. Yes Laleham, this is aimed at you too! 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. Everyone sits down to lunch together, guests and those who help run the day. We would like to express our thanks to the members of Shepperton community, the local churches, businesses, community groups and individuals who kindly support this event each year with their generous gifts and donations. Free transfers from your home to the centre and return can be arranged. Volunteers are always needed too, especially drivers with a clean and valid licence. If you are interested in coming to this event as a guest or volunteer please contact Caroline Button. Telephone/Leave message; 07775 901 035 or 01932 247 255 or you can send an email to her on: carolinebutton2006@yahoo.co.uk.

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Wednesday 18th October 7 p.m. Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury

SPELTHORNE REMEMBERS PASSCHENDAELE 1917 with Carole Boyd and Nick Pollard The stories of Spelthorne men and women who served, and the people they left behind told in words, pictures and music. Tickets £12.50 In aid of the Mayor's Charity Fund For tickets, please either make a bank transfer to: Spelthorne Mayors Charity Fund Account Number: 23397498 Sort Code: 23-05-80 Reference: Mayor (plus your surname) and email mayor@spelthorne.gov.uk with your name and address or send a cheque to The Mayor’s Parlour, Spelthorne Borough Council, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB made payable to Spelthorne Mayors Charity Fund, including your name and address.

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

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Rotary Plants Purple Crocuses to Fight Polio By Catherine Black

The Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury were present at the Sunbury Regatta selling “Purple4Polio” crocus corms. Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person's brain and spinal cord causing paralysis.

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Rotary Foundation launched a polio eradication program in 1985, three years later in 1988 the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was formed, led by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, Rotary and the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and prevention. More recently, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have also joined to eradicate Polio. Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury, along with help from the Shepperton and Sunbury Natural History Society, are planting 10,000 purple crocus corms around Shepperton and Sunbury to highlight the Rotary “Purple for Polio” eradication programme. Can you help? Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

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Crocus bulbs will be planted on Sunday mornings – please do volunteer to help Rotary - meet at 10.00am on each Sunday in October: Sunday 1st - planting bulbs in Vicarage Road, Sunbury (meet outside 75 Vicarage Road); Sunday 8th - planting bulbs at Sunbury Cross (meet by the Sunbury Jubilee clock); Sunday 15th – Charlton Village (meet outside The Harrow public house in the centre of the village); Sunday 22nd Shepperton Green Sunday 29th by The Goat in Upper Halliford. Alternatively, please support the Polio campaign by purchasing 100 purple polio bulbs for £10 and planting them in your garden. All money raised will go towards this Rotary cause. Please contact Jacqueline Stanton on 01932 710660 who is leading this Shepperton and Sunbury Rotary campaign. www.sheppertonandsunbury-rotary.org.uk Let’s make Sunbury and Shepperton purple!

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I managed a very short break this summer - all of 24 hours! We took our boat up stream from Sunbury to Laleham where we moored on the public mooring at the bottom of Blacksmiths Lane. We walked with the dogs down the Penton Hook island both evening and morning. It was glorious. I posted some photos on the Sunbury & Shepperton Matters Facebook page, but as many of you don’t ‘do’ social media, I thought I would share them here too. It is such a special stretch of river. If you are lucky enough to live there, you are indeed blessed.

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Boats, Swimming and Teas Keep Seniors Young The residents of Shepperton-based care home Charlton Grange are enjoying an eventful few months, proving that you’re never too old for adventure.. As part of a busy few months for fun and outdoor entertainment, the residents have been hosting pet therapy sessions, a village fete, a tea party and doing some gardening. At the village fete, the home was delighted to raise £200 to go towards extra treats for the residents. Ina Perrott (pictured) celebrated her 101st birthday in style, with a cake, balloons, and cards. Ina and fellow resident Ena Ford took to the high seas of the River Thames on a local boat trip from the Runnymede Boathouse to Runnymede Pleasure Ground with two members of staff from the home. One of the residents, Dennis Edy 80, is currently staying at Charlton Grange for rehabilitation. In his younger days, he used to swim the Thames, so as part of his care, the staff had the opportunity to take him to Sunbury Leisure Centre to get his feet wet, and impressed everyone by swimming four lengths. He was rewarded afterwards with coffee and cake at the Squires Tea Room. Alison Hunt-Siwy, Manager at Charlton Grange, said: “Charlton Grange is having an exciting few months, with some great activities for the residents. The pet therapy sessions are a huge success, with residents and staff enjoying the attention from the animals and the mini horses enjoying the biscuits!”

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Shepperton’s Green Goddess is Back on TV Loved and remembered by many for her fetching green leotard as she took on the role as the original TV fitness guru,, local legend Diana Moran is back on TV, this time learning to cook Italian food. “A Celebrity Taste of Italy” features five well known faces. Actors Ian Lavender and Rula Lenska, travel reporter Judith Chalmers, TV mathematician Johnny Ball and fitness guru Diana Moran learn about the culture and cuisine of Tuscany. In the first episode shown on Channel 5 on September 29th, the celebs settle into their villa before helping prepare a classic Italian lunch featuring chicken liver pate, bread, cheese and fresh vegetables. While Rula, Ian and Judith enjoy the sights of the medieval town of Corton, Johnny and Diana procure items for their next meal. Judith, Johnny and Rula are then seen fishing for carp and tench on Lake Trasimeno, allowing Rula the chance to flirt with a local fisherman. This surely can’t be considered work! This is a series of four so if you miss the first one you can catch the rest on Channel 5 Fridays at 9pm. It was apparently lots of fun. I wonder why?!

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Shepperton Residents’ Association By Richard Hewitt Shepperton continues to be invaded by travellers, with the Police and Council staff taking immediate action to move the travellers on, with court action if necessary. Rail commuters will be hoping that the new organisation, South Western Railway (SWR), now running the trains in Surrey, will be able to achieve their planned improvements in better trains with increased seating, and quicker journeys. Good news for the thousands of local residents who use the rail network for work and leisure. It remains to be seen if CrossRail 2 goes ahead and affects the SWR plans. The Borough Council has reiterated its call for Zone 6 to be extended into the Borough, The Borough Council has a new Chief Executive, Daniel Mouawad, whose appointment is from 8th September, following Roberto Tambini’s retirement. In welcoming Mr Mouawad, who has a wide range of public and private sector experience, we trust that Mr Tambini will have a long and happy retirement. Library opening times across Surrey have recently been reviewed, and it is pleasing to hear that there are not going to be any changes to those applicable to Shepperton. Some residents have been wondering what is happening to the former Bugle Pub in Upper Halliford. Following its purchase by the Borough Council it is intended to build eight new apartments to help increase availability of much needed housing in the Borough. After demolition of the existing building, construction will start of the new building, in accord with a planning application yet to be submitted. Residents will recall that, in July, they were invited to give their views in a Consultation on the future of Surrey’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs), given the need to reduce the County Council’s waste budget. Following submissions from some 14,000 people Councillor Mike Goodman will be recommending to Surrey’s Cabinet that all CRCs remain open. It was noted by many respondents to the Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

Consultation that any reduction to a CRC service, especially permanently closing any CRCs, would increase fly-tipping, with its consequential removal costs. SCC’s Cabinet will have met on 26th September The Mayor of Spelthorne, Councillor Vivienne Leighton, is holding a special event to commemorate the 1917 Battle of Passchendaele. This will take place on 18th October at the Riverside Arts Centre in Sunbury, with historian Nick Pollard and actress Carole Boyd telling the stories of the local men and women affected by the infamous battle and the impact of the war on life in Spelthorne. Tickets costing £12.50 can be obtained from the Mayor’s Office in the Knowle Green Council Offices. All proceeds will go to the Mayor’s Charity Fund.

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SHEPPERTON STUDIOS CAREERS EVENT Shepperton Studios is opening its doors for its first ever Careers Event on Monday 9 October. The event is for the local community and students to meet a wide range of employers and training providers within the film and television industries. In addition to eleven departments from within the Pinewood Group attending, there will be representatives from thirteen companies; some of whom are seeking to employ, others wishing to offer apprenticeships and some just to let you know what they do. TV, Sustainability, Creative, MBS Lighting and Cinema are just some of the divisions within Pinewood Group taking part as well as CBeebies ‘Waffle the Wonder Dog’; on hand to chat about working in television production; Rock and Rose Beauty whose work takes them from the lot, on the sets and on locations; Brushstroke, a leading hair and make-up course provider based at Shepperton, Alpha Grip; a specialist service provider to the Film and Television industry and the Stunt Association, giving first hand advice on what it takes to get in to the industry. Guest speakers on the night will include representatives from Network Nine, Creative Media Skills and Film Design International. Free tickets for this event were all allocated within two days of this event going public and the waiting list is full, but don’t worry; if this event is as successful – but more importantly useful to the local community and students - they will hold another one next year! If anyone has tickets for this event and cannot attend, please return them via Eventbrite to allow someone else to attend .

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Terrorism Link to Sunbury - Shepperton Rallies

We were all shocked to hear that there is a Sunbury link with the Parson’s Green bomber. To see reports on the news outside Cavendish Road in Sunbury, police swarming in the background, was quite chilling. So many from the neighbourhood were evacuated. Social media was all aflutter with disbelief. What should we think? It was bizarre seeing the different angles comments came from; how could anything like that happen in our neighbourhood; too close for comfort; bad press for Sunbury; how could the fosterers not have known and so on and so on. Some of the comments were ignorant and hurtful. We are not going to speculate on unknowns. We are not going to dig up dirt. When thinking how I should make a comment in Sunbury Matters (as I would be expected to do as the local magazine) my thoughts are entirely with Penny and Ron, the fosterers at the heart of this drama. This couple (who I do not know personally, but many of you do), have given so much of their time and emotion to support and foster children who have needed a loving home and a leg up in life. Ron’s age has even come into question. Since when does age have anything to do with caring? This couple of dedicated their lives to helping. They need support from the community. Luckily it seems the community feels the same way. A card of support was left at a local shop for locals to sign and people have suggested a gathering of support at one of the local pubs. Thanks must go to the volunteers who supported those evacuated. It seems The Greeno was very much a hub for those in need of help that day. Tea, coffee, chat and warmth was provided. A doctor was also on hand for some of the elderly who needed medicines which had been left behind. Some 60 or so were looked after at the centre until around 10pm. Well done to the lovely caring staff and helpers, amongst them councillors Robin Sider and Maureen Attewell.

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Gardening Matters Fall for Autumn Colours See what I did there in the title? Terrible pun I know but I couldn’t resist. Back in the Nineties I travelled to the White Mountain region of the USA to experience the Fall first hand. My husband still jokes that it’s the only time in my life I’ve ever been speechless! Clear blue skies, hyper-saturated foliage pression that the whole scape was on fire. The beautiful.

golden sun and colours gave the imNew Hampshire landeffect was unutterably

Back home in the UK I was a woman on a mission. I had to capture some of that beauty for my own plot. Through research I discovered that the quality of autumn colour in the New Hampshire region depends on two things: the combination of tree species and the climatic conditions. The sugar maple, red oak, mespilus and viburnum are the trees responsible for the famous vivid red and purple hues of the Fall but their colourful magic is dependant on warm sunny days followed by cool nights where the temperature doesn’t drop below 7-8°C. So now I had two problems. No way could I guarantee perfect weather conditions in the UK and then there was the small issue of space...the smallness of the space being the issue! I would not be able to shoe-horn a Red Oak or a Sugar Maple into my suburban garden. So I hit the books and the garden centres and gradually I compiled a list of solid autumn performers which will put on a dazzling display regardless of the British climate. Now my garden is brim full of glorious, fiery autumn hues and with a little planning and my ‘approved’ list you too can bring a little of the Boston Falls to British suburbia.

Dogwood, Cornus alba The leaves begin to turn pink in late September and you also have the benefit of bright red or yellow whippy stems afterwards, depending on the variety. Euonymus alatus A quirky plant which has corky, winged outgrowths on its stems. This is a quiet plant for most of the year but produces the most brilliant crimson leaves in autumn plus purple red fruits which split to form four winged lobes with a bright orange seed in the centre. There is also a compact variety which only grows to 1m so is suitable for small gardens. Berberis thunbergii and its varieties are around 2m tall, make a great hedge and take on spectacular hues around October just before the leaves fall. Coloured leafed heathers These work hard all year but are at their best when burnished by the autumn chill.

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Japanese maples Varieties of Acer palmatum - both green and purple colour well and are small enough for most gardens. They do prefer acid soil so if you live on lime they perform better in a pot. They need shelter from chilly winds, which can scorch their leaves.

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What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham Send info on local events to info@villagematters.co.uk to be listed here Zodiac Musical Society are performing the musical ‘9 to 5’ at Magna Carta Theatre, Thorpe Road, EGHAM TW18 3HJ from Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 October 2017 at 7.45 pm and a matinee on Saturday 14 October at 2.30pm. It is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. It is a lively show with plenty of songs, ‘9 to 5’, ‘Around Here’ and ‘Here for you’. Tickets are £11/£15 and can be obtained by calling the box office on : 01932 220167 or book on line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/zodiac-musical-society. www.zodiacmusicalsociety.org The Spelthorne and Runnymede Drama Festival 2017. The 2017 Festival will run from October 26th –28th at Riverside Arts Centre, 57 Thames St, Sunbury. Performances on Thursday and Friday start at 7.30 and on Saturday at 7.00pm. This year we are delighted that Jill Colby will be returning as adjudicator. Tickets are £7.00 per evening and can be purchased on the door or through boxoffice@spelthornerunnymededramafestival.co.uk There are two plays each evening and two local groups will be entering this year, Riverside Youth Theatre and Runnymede Drama Group, so do come along to support them. English Country Dancing in Shepperton Village Hall, Every Wednesday 10am till noon. All welcome, with or without a partner. No experience required. Telephone David Sansom on 01932 872617 for details.

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More What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham Send community events info for a free listing to info@villagematters.co.uk. 50 words maximum please. ‘Cowper-Coles and Sunbury’ is the subject of the next meeting of Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society. The talk by former ambassador Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles explores his grandfather’s innovative engineering business in the village. It takes place on Tuesday 17th October at Halliford School, Russell Road, Shepperton, at 8pm. All welcome, admission £2 to non-members. 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 “Sail Across the Atlantic – A Good Idea at the Time!” . We welcome new members; please telephone 01932 223814 or 242372 Cavo’s Coffee Shop opens at the Lucan Pavilion, The Broadway TW18 1RZ on Monday 9th October. Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Serving a delicious selection of breakfast, light lunches and snacks. Child friendly. Baby change available. Wheelchair Access St Nicholas Church Annual Concert. Saturday 7th October 4pm. Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria in D. Sung by St Nicholas Concert Choir with the Ashford Baroque Ensemble conducted by Philip Buckmaster. Violin miniatures Olivia Ziani, accompanied by Ingrid Attwater former Purcell Music Scholars. Tickets £10 (children under 15 free) at the door. Autumn Fair to be held in Shepperton Village Hall on Saturday 14th October 2017 between 10am and 2.30pm in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Lots of Stalls, including RNLI Christmas cards, Calendars, Diaries and Gifts, Refreshments, Raffle and Display of Model Boats. Stormy Stan, mascot of the childrens section, has promised to come along and join in the fun. To book a table or for more details please contact 01932 561437

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