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September 2016

Issue 60

Welcome! September marks the end of summer and the return to school. We hope you have had a good summer. We have learned from the papers that we are HAPPY in Shepperton! Shepperton is in fact the 6th happiest place in the UK. If you have stories about what makes Shepperton happy please get in touch. We have listed a few ourselves in this issue. We have had a busy summer. The new magazine, Molesey Matters launches this month and Mr C has had fun putting that together and finding out what community is all about. The story about Postcards from the Past just keeps on running. It has been quite fascinating to be contacted by family members who are related to Fred Ferris. It might also show that people don’t leave the area

September 2016 once they have discovered it - something about it being a happy place no doubt! As the autumn term starts, so too do local talks, events and evening classes. See what is on offer in the area at the back of the magazine.

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History - The Anchor Hotel 4 Happy to Celebrate Shepperton 6 40th Anniversary of Spelthorne Natural History Society 8 Spelthorne in Bloom - The Judging 11 The Millais Window, Littleton 12 Exercise for the Brain 14 Still a Goddess 16 Embroidery Gallery Celebrates 10th 21 Going to the Tip? Take Your Wallet! 22 Postcards from the Past - More Answers 27 Recipe of the Month 30 Restaurant Review 32 Sense of Humour in Shepperton 37 Open Minds Café at The Greeno 39 Shepperton Residents Association 43 Charlton Village Residents 47 Gardening Matters 49 What’s On 51 Community Matters 52 Advertising Rates/Deadlines 54

Advertising / Editorial : Monica Chard Telephone: 07979 808991 Email: monica@villagematter Shepperton Matters is a member of the Village Card scheme Front Cover: “Ash Link Nature Reserve” by Debbie Morrell, joint winner of Celebrating Shepperton category of the Shepperton Fair Photographic competition 2016 Please ‘like’ us on Facebook. www.facebook/ Sunbury&SheppertonMatters

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The Anchor Hotel, Shepperton By Nick Pollard

With the current plans to redevelop the Anchor as housing, I thought it was timely to have a look at the history of what is probably Shepperton’s oldest-established inn. Although the earliest written evidence for the Anchor is a licensing register of 1722, it seems certain that an inn of some form would have existed in this prime spot in the Church Square for many years, even centuries, before this date. The first recorded licensee was Hannah Smith, and a succession of private owners followed until it was acquired by Messrs Farnell of the Isleworth Brewery in 1839. In 1899 it was extended by the addition of the single-storey billiard room seen on the right of this postcard, which was posted in 1915.This was rebuilt as a two storey wing to match that on the left, after a bad fire in 1984. The licensee from 1922 was Amy Ethel Turpin, who no doubt was the unwitting origin of the story that highwayman Dick Turpin used to hang out at the Anchor. He was never anywhere near it as far as is known. After the Second World War, the Anchor was especially popular with film stars from the nearby Shepperton Film Studios, including John Gregson and Richard Burton. The singer Tom Jones was a regular there in the 1960’s when a resident of Manygate Lane, Shepperton. The Anchor has also been used several times as a film set itself, including the TV adaption of ‘Take a Girl Like You’ by Kingsley Amis in 2000. After its long and varied history, it would be a huge shame if such a notable part of Shepperton’s heritage were to be lost. For more information on Shepperton’s pubs, past and present, see ‘The History of Shepperton’s Pubs’, published by Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society. ‘TV and Film Locations in Spelthorne’, by Nick Pollard, will be the subject of the next meeting of the Society on Tuesday 20th September at the Sunbury Methodist Church in Staines Road East, starting at 8pm. All welcome, £2 for non-members of SSLHS. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


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Happy to Celebrate Shepperton! By Monica Chard, Editor

At the Shepperton Fair this year, we introduced a category “Celebrating Shepperton” into the photographic competition. Well, it seems we have a lot to celebrate! How wonderful to read about Shepperton being voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK! I had lots of calls and emails telling me. There is a huge amount of pride amongst the local Sheppertonians. You always knew there was something special about this place! So what makes it special?

24,000 people across the UK were asked in a survey by Rightmove, to rank their local area based on 12 factors. These included how friendly the neighbours are and how safe you feel to the standard of local services. One of the factors is how much of a community spirit there is. Shepperton will have come highly in that category. Think about what we have on offer; The Shepperton Fair, Big Tree Night, the Greeno centre. Think about the many community services and groups on offer in the village. We have the open spaces, the river, a golf course. Our schools do well, we have the heritage of Shepperton Studios. Importantly we have independent shops on the High Street where shop keepers know you by name. When it comes to battling against threats, then we all pull together. There is a very active residents association and local protest Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


groups. Sadly we can’t always stop “progress” but we can certainly make our voice heard and we certainly do that! Thinking about how everyone came together during the flooding, it shows how resourceful we are. Neighbours came together to support each other. Nauticalia ran a service to get residents from the Towpath and Hamhaugh to dry land. The Friends of Shepperton kept everyone connected, sharing information and offering help. We have pride in our history, with the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society regularly attracting more than 100 people to their fascinating talks. There is not one but two active Rotary groups supporting good causes in the wider community. This months front cover is of the Ash Link Nature reserve which has been painstakingly created and maintained by the Spelthorne Natural History Society. It is a little corner of beauty which is attracting plenty of wildlife. The little boat and beautifully planted “fedge” and plants on the corner of Renfree Way show how the community gets involved. The Shepperton Fair is the largest in the Borough and run entirely by volunteers. The same is true of Big Tree Night, both events key dates in the community. Wow! When you really start thinking about it, we have so much to be happy about. What makes it is YOU! Without all the people behind the scenes who make so much happen, that spirit of community would not be so prevalent. Go Shepperton! You win Gold!

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40th Anniversary of Spelthorne Natural History By Dr Phillip Cribb The Spelthorne Natural History Society celebrates its 40th anniversary on 15th September with a reception at the Walled Garden and Embroidery Gallery in Sunbury. The Society was founded at the conclusion of a successful three-year Natural History evening course taught by Dr Phillip Cribb for the Workers’ Educational Association at the old Ashford Grammar School. He suggested that the students find another lecturer but, over a pint in a local pub, it was agreed to set up a Natural History Society on the understanding that if the membership ever fell below 40 it would be wound up. Fortunately, it has continued to flourish with several of the original members still active in the group. The Society runs a varied winter lecture programme, meeting in the Greeno Centre in Shepperton at 8 pm on the second Wednesday of the month from September until May with regular outdoor walks throughout the year. Lecturers have included well-known speakers of international repute such as Roy Lankester, Sir Ghillean Prance, Professor William Stearn and Professor Gren Lucas as well as national and local specialists. A number of younger members have gone on to professional careers in biology.

It has an active conservation group that works at the Ash Link Local Nature Reserve (pictured on the front cover of Shepperton Matters this month), which the Society manages on behalf of the Council, and also on Staines Moor, Shortwood Common and other localities in the borough. It supplies advice to the Council over the conservation of the flora and fauna in areas throughout the borough and how biodiversity might be enhanced elsewhere. Peter Routley, the Chairman, will welcome members and guests at the Embroidery Gallery and Phil Cribb will give a short talk on Spelthorne’s wildlife and how it has changed over the years. Further information and membership details can be obtained from Gordon Freeman (

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

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Spelthorne in Bloom - The Judging By Monica Chard, Editor It was by a chance conversation that I heard the SiB committee were keen on finding more riverside gardens to enter the competition. My house is called Waters Edge, which is a bit of giveaway. I was persuaded to enter. Knowing that the judging panel would be walking around my garden and inspecting my sorry flower beds did not fill me with confidence, but in the spirit of taking part I thought, “why not!” It was maybe just a sign of things to come that when I opened my entry pack, my garden had been allocated number 13. Mr C was not impressed and set out immediately to mow the lawn! We both set about tidying, dead heading and general preening not to mention battling against the slugs which have been a veritable infestation this year. We also arranged our mooring so that approaching judges (yes, they were coming by boat) could see our entry number and could alight from their craft without falling into the Creek! So far so good. We were rather pleased with our efforts and our garden really had never looked so well tended. But that is not the point I suppose. It should ALWAYS look wonderful. (That is sadly not the case with two dogs, a multitude of slugs and regular flooding to contend with.) Judging was due between July 23rd and August 6th. We ensured in the early days that everything was lovely and even made an effort to put the loungers out to present the garden and decking to its best. It was when To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

there was a knock on the door in the early August that I realised it was all going to go wrong. There was a single judge with clip board on my door step, approaching my riverside garden through my (not so preened) front drive, and then through the (not so tidy) house. You know what they say in Monty Python - “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” So you get the idea of the arrival of the SiB Committee. You just don’t know when they are coming...and as to arriving by boat? Well they had run out of time and were about to run out of fuel, hence the visit by car. It was a quick visit. I fear the worst. However, what I will say is that it spurred us on to create a well tended space which we have thoroughly enjoyed this year. It was lots of fun and we were proud of (most of) our little garden. As I said to Mr is the taking part that counts. The Spelthorne in Bloom celebrates many different aspects of gardening: allotments, schools, churches, hanging baskets, various gardens and of course the pubs. If you take notice of the blooms in our borough I am sure you can appreciate that they make for a brighter and happier place to be. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at Shepperton Studios in October and we will be sharing the highlights with you in a future issue.


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The Millais Window - Littleton By Will Hardy Just around the corner from Shepperton Studios is an ancient church, full of history, St Mary Magdalene Littleton. When I first came there, it was not long before I started hearing rumours that one of the stained glass windows might be by the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist, Sir John Millais, the painter of Ophelia and The Boyhood of Raleigh. But mystery surrounded this, because no one was sure which window it was, and the church guide book made no mention of it. Was the whole thing a myth?

old red-brick building now at the centre of Shepperton Studios. Millais’ wife, the former Effie Gray, had played a crucial part in the story. It also became possible to reconstruct what the window might have looked like, a stark and original interpretation of Jesus as the “Good Shepherd” who laid down his life for his flock. I couldn’t fill in all the gaps, and questions still remain, but for once this was a mystery that could be partly solved. It was decided to put on a talk at Littleton Church with a slide show and four speakers: Sue Dean, Mari Smith, my brother Robert Hardy, and myself. This took place on 8 April, and went down well, attended by 71 people and 2 dogs. The plan now is to mount the talk again at the church on Friday 30 September at 7.30 pm. It is free, with a retiring collection for church funds, and an interval with refreshments. All are welcome!

Littleton Church 1905 Many years later I looked into writing a brief article on it for the parish magazine, Littleton Life. To my surprise, at each step of the way, the more I looked, the more a flow of unexpected facts appeared – if only historical research was always like that! A fascinating story began to emerge, with joy and tragedy, and a dramatic conclusion. Clearly a Millais window had once existed, and in the late nineteenth century there were direct personal links between the Millais family, Littleton Church, and Littleton House, the Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


John and Effie Millais and Children c 1865 taken by Lewis Carroll

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Exercise for the Brain as well as the Body Did you know that one of the contributors to staying mentally young in your older years is learning a language. A report came out earlier this year that language learning can help protect the brain from dementia, with studies showing that certain types of dementia appear up to five years later for people who speak a second language compared to monolinguists. So, have you ever thought about learning a new one? Or perhaps you want to brush up on your French or Spanish in preparation for that holiday? Due to increased demand there are several new language courses offered in Sunbury in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Courses range from complete beginner through to the advanced learner. You will learn in a welcoming and relaxed environment with encouragement and support from skilled and qualified tutors and through interaction with fellow learners. The sense of achievement in ordering a meal in a foreign language or just interacting with locals when you go abroad gives a different spin to travel. Even just making an effort to speak the local language will often change the way you are treated. It is all too easy to forget what we may have learned at school or even university, but it is never too late to get your brain in gear again and revive your skills. Classes are enrolling now. There is a great range to choose from at the Adult Learning Centre in Sunbury so make sure you get on a course this Autumn. If you want to get fit and are over 50 then there are deals of ÂŁ40 off exercise classes. Just go to the website: or call 0300 2001044 and get started on something new.

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Still a Goddess

Diana Moran Inspires Fitness Health and fitness seems to have lifestyle. They have put been a large part of my life together a series of recently. First I completed the exercises, some deRide London 46 mile bike ride signed to be done from a with such a lot of energy left that seated position. In other I cycled the 22 miles home too! words, exercise should Last month we were being have no boundaries. It inspired by the Olympics. I loved will benefit young and hearing the tales of our current old alike. Diana says “I winning athletes who were am from the generation inspired to take up a sport as where we were all children as a result of watching climbing trees and getthe Olympics. Who knows who is ting dirty out in the fresh out there reading this who may be air all day when we were a future medallist! children”. But life has But sport, keeping fit and raising changed. Computer the awareness of fitness is nothing games and a very protecnew. We spent an inspiring hour tive society is having the recently with Diana Moran, the Diana, still a Green Goddess! effect of increasing obeGreen Goddess herself, who lives in Shepper- sity with all its health implications. But the ton. In the 1980’s she was the fitness queen need for exercise is incontrovertible. Did of BBC1 Breakfast Time, waking the nation you know that by increasing your physical up to exercise. (She got her nickname from activity levels, you can prevent and manage her trademark all in one green leotard, in case many conditions such as heart disease, you didn’t know). cancer, diabetes, stroke, joint problems and Diana has been a lifelong advocate of obesity? Being active can also lower the risk exercise and living well. She writes a regular of Alzheimer's disease, improve symptoms of health page for The Lady magazine and depression, reduce stress and prevent or presents a weekly programme “We’ve Got manage osteoporosis, falls and hypertension. Mail” on The Wireless, a DAB station, every Spelthorne Council has backed fitness one of Monday evening from 6-7. She is a champion the priorities in the borough which was for the older generation. Her Wireless shown as one of the least fit in the country. It programme deals with a range of issues eg. now runs the Get Active 50+ programme, pensions, lifestyle and scams in an accessible aimed at improving the health of the older way that the silver generation relate to. She is population across the Borough. Leading a also passionate about mobilising the older healthier, more active lifestyle doesn’t population. She is currently co-authoring necessarily mean going to the gym; it could “Sod Sitting Get Moving” with Professor Sir be brisk walking, ballroom dancing or bowls. Muir Gray, the eminent name in screening So see what is on offer locally and you too and healthcare who was knighted for his can live a happier, healthier life. work. The two met on the Radio 4 Today Programme where they got on like a house on Diana Moran’s new book is planned to be fire and decided they should work together. published by Bloomsbury in December/ Their message is aimed at normal people who January. would benefit from making some changes to Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


Ashford Kitchens & Interiors offer a complete design, supply and fully project-managed installation service for kitchens, bedrooms and home offices. Having been established for over 33 years, with a large showroom in Ashford, Middlesex and a newly opened showroom in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire; Ashford Kitchens & Interiors provide you with a hasslefree, individual service to create your dream Kitchen, Bedroom or Home Office. Ashford Kitchens & Interiors are proud to have completed over several thousand installations in and around the local area. Customers travel from far and wide for the expert advice provided by the family-run, KBSA-registered business. ‘We heavily rely on recommendations – over 70% of our business is from recommendations alone’ says company director, Stephen Flower ‘We are very proud of this and recognize the importance of it.’

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Ashford Kitchens & Interiors offer an excellent level of personal service to all customers and are constantly trying to improve their processes and get feedback from customers. The company offer a free, no-obligation, kitchen, bedroom or home office design visit and planning service with computer aided design software, which helps clients visualise their renovation project and make adjustments right for them. Our skilled designers can plan a kitchen to suit different budgets, style requirements and spaces. Being a local, family run business Ashford Kitchens & Interiors genuinely care that their customers receive the best possible service and are happy with their experience from the moment they step into the showroom. We welcome you to visit our spacious showrooms in Ashford and in Farnham Common, where you will be able to experience the variety and quality of our extensive displays that will inspire you to create your dream kitchen, bedroom or home office. Ashford Kitchens & Interiors can be found at 85, Church Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2PE (01784 245964) and The Parade, The Broadway, Farnham Common, SL2 3QJ (01753 642362).

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Riverside Garden Revamp at Red Lion

After two years of planning and 12 weeks of building, the garden at the Red Lion finally opened in August and what a garden it is! You can lounge on special all weather sofas, feel the real grass between your toes while you sit at one of the tables or indeed gather round the bespoke bar area. The garden offers a jetty of 20 meters, providing mooring for several boats. All in all the landscaped decking area offers seating for up to 75 people. Bordering the river, with views across to Desborough Island this is a great addition for locals. Since taking over and refurbishing the Red Lion in 2014, Steve Orme, James Thomson and Jack Sutton have received many requests from local people to give the riverbank the same royal treatment as the pub. “It has been frustrating it has taken so long but it was a complex job to do,” explains. Steve. “It has been a real community effort and we’ve appreciated the amazing support we’ve had from local residents and the council. “The river is a shared space and we wanted to create a really lovely garden that adds to Licensees Jack, James and Steve enjoy a well Shepperton’s beautiful riverbank and that deserved pint to launch the garden everyone can enjoy whether on land or water.”

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Embroidery Gallery Celebrates 10th By Monica Chard, Editor If you get a chance, do take a trip to Lower Sunbury before September 11th. There is exhibition at the Walled Garden to celebrate the 10th anniversary and it is rather lovely. The walls of the gallery have been covered from top to bottom with specially made panels which tell the story of the concept to execution of the millennium embroidery and finally the opening of the gallery. The story is one of great creativity and determination as well as a huge community effort. I was quite moved. I wish I had been part of this project which is a legacy for future generations. It is the ‘Bayeux tapestry’ of our day. In 1995 communities were starting to think about ways of marking the millennium. Sunbury’s idea was to create a large embroidery to celebrate the buildings, businesses, parks and people of Lower Sunbury. A final design was drawn and embroiderers were sought. The 147 embroiderers ranged from 18 years old to 92. Some had no experience at all. They were each given a piece to do, outlined on tracing paper, and with a sketch as guideline. Such was the local interest in the embroidery that there was a series of talks, events and regular progress exhibitions in the Parish Hall. The embroidery did not have a home of course at this time, so was done out of a house on Thames Street, home of designer David Brown. At the exhibition you will see a hand written diary where the whole project was documented. The drawings show the work in progress and the people involved are easily recognisable. It is a fascinating insight to the process. The finished 25 foot long embroidery was exhibited at the House of Commons and

attracted great admiration from MPs celebrities. The Queen herself came officially opened the gallery.

Spelthorne council realised what a gem it was so gave permission for the gallery to be constructed in the corner of the Walled Garden. Fund raising commenced in earnest including a ‘sponsor a square’. A grid was designed, dividing the embroidery into 1026 2”x2” squares each of which was sold for £5. The Friends of the Embroidery was set up as a fund raising group in 2005 for a final push. In all £425,000 was raised through corporate and individual donations and events as well as a grant from the Arts Council of England and money from Spelthorne Council. It was a huge community effort, but what a home the embroidery now has and what an impact it has made. The gallery itself has won the RIBA prize for architecture for the best small building in South East England. Since opening, the café, set in the tranquil and well tended garden, has served 36,000 scones! The gallery itself has received in excess of 40,000 visitors every year. The exhibition is on until September 11th. Gallery opening times 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday. You might like to join in the Picnic in the Park, organised by Friends of the Embroidery which will be on September 10th from 18.00. Bring a picnic and bop to the 60’s All Stars. All raising much needed funds for the gallery. Tickets in advance from the Embroidery Gallery.

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Going to the Tip? Take Your Wallet!  

If you’re planning any DIY or building work at home or in your garden, you might want to make sure you find out about new charges being introduced for some non-household waste at the Charlton Lane Eco Park. The new charges will come in from 1 September, and apply to waste from construction, alterations or repair of your home or garden, such as plasterboard, breeze blocks, bricks, rubble and soil. Tyres from cars and motorbikes will also be subject to a charge. Here are some more details about what you will and won’t need to pay for, and how much the charges will be:

Bicycle tyres will be free of charge. There will be a free daily allowance of chargeable waste of one bag or one item or one sheet of plasterboard per household. Charges can be paid by credit or debit card. The whole process of going to the tip has become quite a grind, having to show ID, reports of cars being inspected, and estate cars being turned away or charged. Increased demand for essential services, coupled with reduced government funding, means Surrey County Council needs to reduce its spending in other areas, including its recycling centres, but when they are forcing households from far and wide to come to Shepperton to use Charlton Lane, of course it is going to come under pressure. A full list of the types of waste that will be charged for is available at recycling.

Non-household waste in bags no bigger than 50cm x 77cm will be charged at £4 a bag.  Sheets of plasterboard no bigger than 120cm x 240cm will be charged at £4 per sheet.  Items such as concrete fence posts, ceramic baths, cisterns and paving slabs will be charged at £4 per item.  If the material is loose, a charge of £50 will apply per car load.  A charge of £5 will apply for tyres from cars and motorbikes. Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


As a result of these charges we sadly have no doubt that incidences of fly tipping will be on the increase. It has already become a growing concern. The irony is that whereas the new gate charges will go straight into Surrey CC's coffers, the cost of clearing up the fly-tipping (which will inevitably increase) has to be met by the Spelthorne Borough Council, and ultimately will be passed on to us no doubt.

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River Thames Scheme Update From the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is working with 7 local councils to reduce flood risk to over 15000 homes and businesses between Datchet in Berkshire and Teddington in south-west London. This section of the Thames is the largest undefended area of developed floodplain in England. There are over 15,000 homes and businesses at risk as well as critical road networks, such as the M25 and M3, electricity sub-stations and water supplies. This is why a flood alleviation scheme is so important here. The River Thames Scheme includes a new flood channel, improvements to 3 weirs, community measures and will provide other benefits to local communities and the economy.

funding group to explore all opportunities to secure the additional funding required. We have recently updated our economic assessment which shows that the River Thames Scheme will provide £5 of benefit for every £1 invested. It will save about £2.3 billion in damages avoided. This figure is likely to increase as further work is done to assess the positive benefits for transport and key infrastructure. Next Steps We are using our new river model (the largest and most complex hydraulic model in Europe) to understand what is likely to happen in different flooding scenarios to help us design the scheme. In autumn 2016 we will be holding the second round of discussion workshops. We want input into Working with communities, working with you the design of the scheme and ideas on any wider Our dedicated team of Community Resilience Advi- opportunities the scheme could provide. To find out sors are helping communities plan and prepare for who is representing your community please email flooding and sharing information about the scheme. us at: If you are interested in talking to your local ComWe expect to get Government approval for the demunity Resilience Advisor please contact us at sign of the scheme in 2019 and start construction in 2020/21. We anticipate the scheme will take 4 – 5 years to complete. If you would like to get regular updates please sign up for our newsletter by emailing your request to You can also find out more information and follow us online: Website: river-thames-flood-risk-management-scheme Facebook: Twitter: @thamesscheme L to R: Tina Donaldson, Scott Salmon, Justine Glynn, Sarah Bouet, John Cooper Funding We have secured more than £250m in funding for the River Thames Scheme from the Government and our partners. The 2009 cost of the scheme has now been updated using construction inflation and to reflect changes in landfill tax. The scheme is now estimated to cost £476 million for the design and construction phase. The costs will be updated as the scheme progresses and monitored closely to ensure the best value for public money. The leader of Surrey County Council has set up a Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


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Postcard Responses Keep on Coming! By Monica Chard, Editor Last month we told you about Mavis Ferris getting in touch following the Postcards from the Past article. Well imagine our surprise when we got not just one, not two but three more responses from different families connected with the family and the wedding in the photo. First an email arrived from a Phil Ferris: “You published early postcards in Shepperton Matters, as well as a photo of the "Ferris Family" outside of their house, ready for what may have been a wedding. Well, I am the great grandson of the "Father" in that picture. I have some blanks in my past about Shepperton. I left with my Mum and Dad in the late fifties. They ran the Shack Nursery and tea room in the High St. It is no longer there of course. Can you put me in touch with anyone who may know anything about Charlton House.” Phil Ferris now lives in Devon, but had heard about our article through various long lost cousins. “A long lost cousin sent it to me after I had recently been in touch with another cousin, who I had only exchanged Christmas card with for the past 40 odd years!” Phil’s father, Mr H S Ferris, known as Bill, farmed from Charlton House during the war. According to his parents, the house was taken over by the Americans during the war. We will expand on this side of the story at a later date. Does the house still exist? Does anyone know anything about it? A couple of weeks later we got a call. Sylvia Shephard was calling on behalf of her husband Colin, and followed up with a hand written account from him: “I, like Mavis Ferris, have a connection with the picture of the Ferris family as my parents are also in the photograph. Ted and Marjorie Shephard, were close family friends and To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

lodged with Ada and Fred Ferris at Athelstan Cottage (and where subsequently my sister Pamela Shephard was born), are at the back row, 3rd and 4th from the right. Pam has sadly passed away now but did manage to visit Athelstan Cottage at the Chiltern Open Air Museum and saw the room where she was born”. Finally we had a call from David Ferris, now living in Ashford. His father was Derek Ferris, son of Fred, the originators of the postcards. His mother Audrey later phoned me after her son had told me about our conversation. We will meet up and have a look at her photos in the attic. Fred, the originator of those postcards, sent in 1919 at the end of the first world war, was her father in law. The links with the past are palpable. Through this little “would you be interested in” email, we have a snapshot of life in Shepperton 100 years ago. We will understand something about how life was and how people worked, put together from photos and stories of several generations down the line. This is indeed a community magazine! If you have any old stories, we are always interested: or call Monica on 07979 808991.


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Recipe of the Month Game Pie A Comforting Traditional British Dish Preparation time: 35 minutes + cooling

redcurrant jelly, and bring to the boil.

Cooking time: Approximately 2 hours

Return the meat to the pan and add the thyme. Season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer gently for about an hour, until the meat is tender.

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Preheat the oven to 220C / Gas mark 7. Transfer the game casserole to a large pie dish. Place a pie funnel (if using) in the centre and dampen the rim of the dish with water. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to about 5cm / 2 inches wider then the dish. Cut a 2.5cm / 1 inch strip of pastry from the outer edge, brush with water and use to line the rim of the dish. Then brush the pastry rim with water and top with the pastry lid. Seal, trim and crimp the pastry edges, and decorate the top of the pie with pastry trimmings. Glaze the pie with the beaten egg. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until the pastry is risen and golden.

Method Heat half the oil in a large saucepan. Fry the game cubes in batches until brown. Remove the game to a plate and add the remaining oil to the pan, fry the shallots, garlic, lardons, carrots and celery for 10 minutes, stirring until lightly golden in colour. Add the flour to the pan and cook for one minute, then gradually stir in the stock, followed by the red wine, then the Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


Restaurant Review Indian Zest, Lower Sunbury Another month. Another restaurant. You would be forgiven if you thought that Mr C and I had escaped to the south of France for this one. No, we were in Sunbury sunshine, in the landscaped courtyard of Indian Zest in Lower Sunbury. The flowerbeds are well tended with fragrant jasmine growing against the walled garden and roses galore. There is lighting so you can linger out there in the warm evenings (yes there are a few!) enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. You may even get the scent of herbs as the restaurant is growing its own in troughs in the courtyard.

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and declared it a triumph with chef Manoj Vasaikar praised for his deft use of fresh herbs and spices and his ability to meld traditional dishes with contemporary flair. The Times refers to it amongst the top 10 Indian restaurants in the country. Pappadums for starters of course, but those at Zest are different, served with home made chutney and pickle. The menu offers a good choice for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Veg side dishes are available as main course portions for a small supplement, or if you prefer to sample a selection, the vegetarian Thali is a must. Mr C opted for one of the very popular starters (below) of Peas and Potato Tikki with Sprouted Beans and a tamarind sauce which packed a punch of heat to the dish. It was delicious and beautifully presented.

The Chef’s Specials change regularly. I chose the starter of the day: Bhajela Calamari; curls of squid with red onion, assorted capsicum and black pepper. Squid is one of those things that are easy to over cook and I am offended by rubbery calamari! I took no offence at this, which was wonderfully tender and fragrant, served with a salad of leaves and beetroot with a tomato relish on the side. Critics have hailed the Lobster tails cooked with Goan spices and spicy semolina for main course. The Khyber Pass Raan has been referred to as one of the best lamb shank

dishes of any Indian chef. I resisted….I had the main of the day, a Gosht Patiala, a warming lamb stew with whole ground spices. I enjoyed it but I confess that I was secretly yearning for the lamb shank dish, which is one of my all time favourite things. Mr C had the Chicken Makhani, which is the closest to his favourite thing - Chicken Tikka Masala. This was an excellent choice. The chicken at Indian Zest is some of the most tender I have ever had. The secret is in the marianading of the meat in cottage cheese. This softens the meat, leaving it ‘melt in the mouth’ soft. Our accompaniments were lemon and ginger rice - a lovely twist on rice, with yellow lentils, poppy seeds and nuts. We also had the tarka dhal and a plain naan bread to mop it up. This arrived fresh from the tandoor and was refined, not doughy, and a great success. The dishes are all served in copper utensils, giving an air of exoticism to accompany the décor of the restaurant which carries Rajesthani wood panels, indian textiles and carvings. At this point of the meal I admitted defeat. The dessert menu offers a good variety of light bites such as mango or lime sorbet. Also such delights as tandoori figs with organic muesli crumble and ice cream. How Mr C managed it I do not know, but he went for Chocolate Chip ice cream. I joined in by eating the accompanying fruits on the side! Indian Zest offers dining al fresco or inside

where you can enjoy the cool and exotic interior of the restaurant. It also offers private party rooms upstairs where party menus are available from £20 per person. If you have not tried it before, it is worth a trip and to help, they are offering 20% off wine and beer til the end of October. Enjoy!

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Another Business Closes its Doors I am not alone in being sad at hearing that the Shepperton Bar and Grill has shut. The business that took over Blubeckers on Church Square put a lot of effort into refurbishing the establishment, painting the exterior and offering an excellent menu. The staff were delightful and got involved in the community with their bacon butty walks and cheese and wine evenings, enjoyed by many. So what went wrong? We were told that the business was not viable. What that means is that it was not making any money. We as a community did not visit often enough. Perhaps it was a little on the pricey side and perhaps they could have made special offers to fill the empty sittings. Maybe they needed to do more advertising to tell us what was on offer. But the fact is, it has closed and we will miss it. The restaurant ran a final closing evening for regulars. A special poem was written and read out:

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Fond Farewell to the Shepperton Wine Bar & Grill For the lovely food and relaxing times For the tasting evenings of beer and wines Cheers! For the chance to meet and that friendly feel For birthday parties of a family meal Cheers! For the chatty emails and the Sunday walks For the best place for cosy talks Cheers! But most of all for the lovely smiles Of the best staff anywhere...for miles and miles Cheers! Jon Baggott

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Sense of Humour Alive and Well in Shepperton I don’t like getting complaints and I don’t like getting things wrong. So I read some feedback from my August issue with trepidation. The comments were in fact about an advertisement where the Duke of Edinburgh was quoted giving a “massive” thank you to the organiser, for a fun and interactive workshop. Duncan Curtis of Manygate Lane thought this so unlikely to be true that he offered to walk down Shepperton High Street in his swimsuit and a sandwich board saying “must be more trusting” or words to that effect. Well, I couldn’t resist the chance to see that, so put him in touch with the advertiser. The advertiser in question is Ingrid Fear who runs workshops on life skills through her company Blue Inspiration. She is not averse to facing challenges herself and is a well-grounded individual and a thoroughly lovely lady. Without further ado she responded “Unfortunately we are going to have to disappoint the residents of Shepperton...the quote referenced in my advert does refer to a delegate who was doing his Duke of Edinburgh Awards…” She went on to thank him for pointing out her choice of words saying “The world would be a better place with more people with your fabulous sense of humour!...I am desperately sorry Shepperton loses out on a grand parade”. I am also disappointed. I had planned the front cover photo in my head and was juggling with witty headlines….But what we have got out of this is a wonderful repartee between two locals, no offence taken on either side. The ability to take criticism is a good life skill to have. A sense of humour is one that is essential. So in todays uncertain world let’s take a minute to laugh - at ourselves, not at others. The world would indeed be a better place for it.

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Open Minds Cafe at The Greeno By Monica Chard, Editor

We attended a special coffee morning at the Greeno recently. The mayor of Spelthorne was there, so you see, it was a special morning. We were there to launch the Open Minds Café which is run by Spelthorne Dementia Support headed up by Jean Saunders and Lisa Greaves. We were treated to cupcakes bedecked with the Purple Angel logo and Jean told us about the objective of the project. The Open Minds Café will run every two weeks from 10am-2.30pm initially and will welcome those with dementia and their carers. Information and support will be on offer, with books on coping strategies and an opportunity to share and unburden amongst a supportive group. We heard about the GPS trackers which have been such help to both families and those afflicted with the disease. The small trackers can be worn round the neck, or put somewhere safe in a bag or item of clothing that your loved one will always go out with. The family will agree a geo zone outside which their family member should not go without support. Should they decide to wander off, as is so often the case, an alert will immediately go to a central control where a support team will keep an eye on the wearer and will contact the family. This technology allows users to live independently and have freedom, at the same time as giving reassurance to the family that their loved one will not get lost and into danger. It relieves the burden on social services and the police and makes for an all round more manageable situation. Runnymede are the only council in Surrey offering this service, so Spelthorne are tapping into their network and experience which makes a huge amount of sense. Go to to find out more. The monthly cost of £27 would be saved in not only petrol costs when you are out looking for the lost one, but more importantly in emotional anxiety and stress. Home visits can also be put in place with the Home Instead agency who can offer carers To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

Gathering at the Greeno for the launch of Open Minds Cafe

some respite through their trained staff visiting relatives in their home. Elmbridge Home Instead MD Damien Nolan is in fact cycling to raise money for Spelthorne Dementia Support on September 4th so you can see that all parties are working together to support every aspect of care. The Open Minds Café will also be putting on entertainment and day trips to offer carers some respite. This is run on donations and fund raising and Spelthorne Dementia Support needs your help. Maybe you have a place in the London Marathon next year? Or a major bike ride? Could you choose this worthwhile charity to support and raise some much needed funds? It would change the lives of many. Please contact The next coffee morning is September 5th 102.30 at the Greeno.

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Lord Lieutenant Presents Queens Award to Spelthorne Museum

The Lord Lieutenant of Surrey visited Staines recently to meet the volunteers from the Spelthorne Museum to present their well deserved Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. About 40 people attended, including former volunteers, as well as a founder member of the museum, John Chapman, who had travelled up from the south coast. The Lord Lieutenant commented on the 400 years of service the volunteers have between them, with some having volunteered for over 30 years. He then presented Museum Chair Julia Gibbs with a piece of crystal engraved with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service logo, and a scroll bearing the citation for the Award. Both will be going on display in the museum shortly. After the ceremony, all were The Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux, invited to a buffet lunch with a with Spelthorne Museum volunteers and guests, including celebration cake, arranged by Sue the Deputy Mayor of Spelthorne, Vivienne Leighton, and Deputy Lieutenant Nick Wood-Dow. Pollard.
















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Shepperton Residents’ Association It was with surprise but nevertheless some real pleasure to learn from the Daily Mail last week that Shepperton had been assessed as the sixth happiest place to live in the country! This result arose from a survey undertaken by Rightmove who asked 24,000 people to rank their local area on the basis of 12 factors, ranging from how friendly their neighbours are to the standard of local services. Of course, what “happy� means to different people can vary greatly but, when you compare which factors score highest in the happiest areas, it shows just how important it is to have friendly people in the local community area. Nothing is perfect though, and we continue to have unwanted visits from travellers who occupy parkland and open spaces without permission. Fortunately, the Police and Council succeed in moving them on as quickly as possible. However, the illegal occupation of land in Sheep Walk continues. The issues here are very complex with several pieces of land owned by different companies and/or individuals. The County Council and Borough Council continue to seek satisfactory solutions acceptable to all parties. Unfortunately, we have been suffering recently from anti-social behaviour from a small number of youngsters in the High Street. This is being addressed by our local police. In this connection, the Police have agreed to attend an Open Meeting to be held at the Greeno Centre on the evening of Thursday 27th October, to enable residents to raise any problems and concerns they may have in respect of police action. All are invited so why not put it in your diaries now. Development work at Thurlestone Parade is proceeding apace with the renovation and reconfiguration of the existing residential accommodation coupled with the provision of 5 new flats. Eco Park News: the County Council have Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts

announced that charges are to be levied on certain household waste from the 1st September. Given that all vehicles will have to be inspected for chargeable material and payment (only acceptable by debit or credit card!) made prior to access to the waste site, then residents can expect further delays in addition to those arising whilst demolition and construction works are taking place. The proposal to extract gravel at the Watersplash Farm site has caused significant concerns to many local residents. However, we were delighted to see the objections of the Environment Agency with regard to water contamination and flooding. We wait to see how Cemex propose to address this problem.


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Dinner Down Memory Lane

Marie Curie is calling on food fans in Surrey to hold a dinner party with a difference this October to raise money for Marie Curie, the charity that cares for people with any terminal illness. Dinner parties are a great way to share memorable moments with friends and family. By hosting a Dinner Down Memory Lane, you’ll be adding something different to the mix. The meal you enjoy together will also help fund Marie Curie Nurses, who care for people in their own homes. This means more people living with a terminal illness can spend quality time with their loved ones. Your evening can be as simple, creative or fancy as you like. So, whether you love to experiment with the classics or prefer rustling up a much-loved family favourite, it’s all about sharing good times together and supporting a great cause. Instead of asking your guests to bring a bottle, ask them for a donation to Marie Curie – the perfect way to add meaning to your menu. The money raised from every dinner party will help Marie Curie provide more free care to people living with a terminal illness and their families. Emily Akeroyd, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie said: “We’re really looking forward to seeing what the local community cooks up – whether it be a classic recipe from the past or a brand new culinary creation. We already have supporters planning a 50s themed dinner party, a Masterchef style competition, a school reunion and a family dinner party in memory of a much loved family member. If you haven’t done any fundraising before this is the perfect opportunity to get involved and make a difference.” For more information and to sign up for a free fundraising pack visit dinner or call 0800 716 146.

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Traffic Calming Progress on the ‘visual speed reduction’ gates that we were promised last September continues at a snail’s pace as usual. However there has been some communication from Surrey Highways - we have agreed a location and we are now at the stage of choosing the style. Watch this space. Community Speed Watch Update Some of the Committee and a couple of public spirited volunteers have been trained in the art of using speed guns. Results are interesting and perhaps not surprising. The majority of us exceed the 30mph speed limit along Charlton Road on a regular basis! It’s only by proving to Surrey Police/Surrey Highways that speeding through the village is a normal occurrence (and therefore a serious threat to life) that we might be able to get them to put in traffic calming measures - so we need more volunteers to man the speed guns please. Contact any of the Committee for more details and GET INVOLVED! Flooding Investigation Update We have heard from Richard Walsh, our Surrey Councilor, that the flooding is down for more investigation as to why it's occurring and that we’re on the priority cleansing rota. To be honest, we’re not quite sure what that means so we’ve gone back to Surrey Highways for more details. We’ve also reported the clogged ditches on the bend by the stables and fields towards the New Road end of the village as we believe this could be the cause of the flooding. Hanging Baskets, Charlton Not in Bloom? You may not have noticed that we have 13 half baskets dotted around the Village, mainly along Charlton Road. The reason you may not have noticed them is that this year the quality and quantity of flowers is less than satisfactory with the result that the displays are extremely disappointing to say the least. We have expressed our concern to Spelthorne in Bloom and have asked for an explanation. We will keep you posted but in the meantime please accept our apologies. We are not at all happy about the poor show. May AGM update Thank you to everyone who turned out for the CVRA AGM on Thursday 26 th May. About sixty people attended which was a good number. More details can be found on the Village website. Facebook Group Most of us find this useful for information sharing etc. but please could we remind you to use it appropriately. This is not the place for the advertising of commercial companies. If you wish to put information regarding your company please approach the CVRA Committee beforehand. Sadly we’ve also had some unpleasant posts which are a real shame and we have had to remove them. Please think about how your comments will come across and think twice before you post anything that could cause offence. Thanks. Recycling Just a polite reminder to keep up your efforts at recycling and remember that you can use polythene bags in the food waste bins but not the recycling bins, and that black bin liners only go in the Rubbish bins. Simple! Help! Yet again, we’re appealing for volunteers to join the Committee and /or help with Village events and / or Community Speed Watch. Karen 07973 108 146 Please mention Shepperton Matters when responding to adverts


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Gardening Matters The ‘C’ Word…. I’m going to say the ‘C’’s very naughty of me I know. But the children are back in school so won’t hear goes...forgive me...Christmas! Before you all pelt me with clay flowerpots just hear me out. A little advance planning now and when skies are dark and the north wind blows you’ll reap the benefits of my advice, I promise. Everyone knows about potted hyacinths, ubiquitous during the festive period. They smell heavenly but let’s face it everyone has them and they’re a bit old-hat. I have the answer: scented narcissi. To my mind they’re more elegant and fit better into contemporary homes. The two varieties I grow are Paper White, which is my favourite, because it’s white and so seems to fit in with the whole Christmas theme, and Grand Soleil d’Or for when I need a sunnier, yellow bloom. Both varieties have tiny flowers, clustered at the top of straight, long stems and, if planted now they will be in flower before Christmas. I tend to plant a few pots now (they’re great as economical gifts for those hard-to-buy-for elderly relatives) plus a pot per week for myself between now and the end of October so I can have the luxury of scented bulbs continuously in flower for a couple of months during the bleak winter period. You need to buy ‘prepared’ bulbs which have been heat-treated to make them flower before Christmas. I tend to plant one variety per pot because I think that provides more impact but you can plant to suit your own tastes.

I use a nice 15cm / 6 inch pot with drainage holes (so there’s no danger of waterlogging) and fill it with soil-less multipurpose compost. I cram as many bulbs in as I can, leaving just the pointy bit of the bulb protruding. Then I water them and keep them in a cool dark place until the flower shoots are visible. Within a fortnight of bringing them into a warm room they will flower. Have some split green canes on hand with some twine so if the stems need support you can provide it. Then just sniff and enjoy.

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What’s On - Shepperton & Laleham Send info on local events to to be listed here Open House London, the capitals lar gest annual festival of ar chitectur e and design, takes place on the weekend of 17-18 September. You will be able to visit the Royal School of Needlework based in Hampton Court Palace. Visitors will enter the RSN Embroidery Studios, part of the Baroque Palace built for King William III and Queen Mary II. You will learn about part of the Tudor Palace which has survived, hidden under the floorboards and see how this space is used by the RSN today. Hampton Court Palace gardens will be free to enter and informative Tours of the gardens are also taking place. RSN Shop, East Front Gardens Hampton Court Palace KT8 9AU. Sat and Sun 10am – 5pm. Stories in Stich Exhibition ‘A Song for Jenny’, September 24th 7.30pm. The Weybr idge Male Voice Choir ar e performing a fun evening of entertainment on 24th at The Jubilee Centre in Shepperton, in aid of the local charity Shooting Star Chase and in memory of Jenny Adolphus. Tickets are £10 , including an interval drink and are available from Carole Gardiner or husband, Keith (who is in the choir). Tel: 01932 267677 Spelthorne Choral Society ' Come and Sing'. Excerpts from 'The Armed Man' by Sir Karl Jenkins. St.Peter's Church, Laleham Road, Staines-upon-Thames. Saturday 10th September 2016. Conductor:- Sean Bui. Accompanist:- Lindsay Bridgwater. Singers £10 (including music) .1pm registration, 6.30 performance. To book a place singers should or telephone:- 07527 155443 ST NICHOLAS CHURCH SHEPPERTON, French Music. Conductor, Harpsichord:



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Community Matters Shepperton & Laleham Staines Horticultural Society Floral Art Group meet monthly on Wednesday evenings. Meetings are a mix of flower arranging demonstrations and practical workshops. A small friendly club we welcome guests. For more information contact Anne Hart 01932 564835. The Probus Club of Shepperton for r etir ed business and pr ofessional men meets on the first Tuesday of each month at The Anchor Hotel to hear a speaker followed by lunch. In August we had a talk called " Men in Sheds” .We welcome new members; Please telephone 01932 223814 or 242372 Shepperton Horticultural Show ar e holding their Autumn Show on Saturday 3rd September in Shepper ton Village Hall. Entr ance is fr ee. The show opens to the public at 1.30 and the awards are presented at 3.45. There will be some plants and produce for sale. Refreshments are available . If you would like to try your hand and enter this Village Show please contact 01932 220391 for further details. It is a local show and not professional. Why not join us and show some flowers, vegetables, pot plants, cakes or jam. Please put this date in your diary. Thank you. Friends of St Nicholas Church. Margaret Love Peacock Garden Party Our main summer event will be on Saturday 10th September in the gar den of Peacock House. Two previous parties in riverside gardens have supported the restoration of Thomas’ grave in the cemetery. This year we have the privilege of holding our event in Mr. Peacock's own garden. Tickets are available now at £15.00 per person and will include a splendid tea, and all the usual extras. Book now! Julia Jelley: 01932 883922 or SPELTHORNE CHORAL SOCIETY r ehear se ever y Monday evening dur ing ter mtime 7.30- 9.30pm at Our Lady of the Rosary School, Park Avenue, Staines. Very friendly atmosphere and no audition required, just a love of singing Choral Music. Our Conductor is Sean Bui and Accompanist Lindsay Bridgwater. All information via the website at ;- or call 07527 155443. Laleham Residents Association Quiz. Saturday 15th October. 7.30pm at Laleham Village Hall. Tickets £10 in advance only. Contact Donnica on 07545 131448 Big Tree Night - December 7th. Hold that date!

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