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Welcome!

November 2019

Welcome to the November issue. The clocks went back on 27th October and once again thoughts turn towards Christmas. The Festival of Light this year is on 23rd November and also please, if you can, remember to pay your respects on Remembrance Sunday 10th November at 10am at the Walton Memorial. This month we take a look at exactly how the two minute silence came about, we learn of the history of Thanksgiving, and read of the history of The George public house. We begin a series on Blue Plaques of Walton, hear from the Walton and Hersham Foodbank, and Village Matters, the publisher of Molesey Matters celebrates becoming an award winner. Also don t forget to give the Community CafĂŠ s recipe for Orange Cake a try. It s delicious.

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Contents

Walton Director: Paul Chard Telephone : 07946 494288 Email : paul@villagematters.co.uk Website :www.villagematters.co.uk

The George 4 The Walton Society 7 The Meaning of Thanksgiving 8 Walton s Blue Plaques 12 Cycling in Surrey 14 Walton and Hersham Food Bank 16 Elmbridge Literary Competition 18 Sustainable Funding for High Streets 22 Festival of Light 26/27 History of the Two Minute Silence 28 Movember 30 Gerald s on The Run 32 Recipe of The Month 34 Garden View 36 Congratulations 39 Events we Like 42 Dominic Raab 44 Index of Advertisers 46

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Inns and Taverns of Walton The George

The George, or George Inn, stands on the corner of Bridge Street and Thames Street and is one of just three public houses now surviving in the town centre. The current building was constructed in 1888 and it still has it s name and date confidently modelled in red brickwork on the front, together with a plaque advertising the Guildford brewery Lascelles,Tickner & Co s, Entire . There was an alehouse in Walton called the George as early as 1729 but it is not known whether it stood on the same site. A map of Walton of 1865 does show an earlier inn of that name there however, owned by Sarah Coothorn and occupied by George James. The James family remained as innkeepers into the 1880s according to local trade directories. In April 1915 The Surrey Times records that the son of Mr and Mrs Addison of the George To advertise email paul@villagematters.co.uk

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Inn, Walton-on-Thames, married Ellen Billings of Hook. After a khaki wedding the bridegroom was under orders to join his regiment at the Front. The 1938 Kelly s Directory of Surrey lists Mrs Linda Morgan at the George Inn Bridge Street. Although the inn has been through the ownership of several different breweries over the past 130 years, the original plaque of Lascelles, Tickner and Co is believed (though sometimes concealed behind later brewer s signs) to be perhaps the last to remain in place on one of its inns.

References: Inns and Taverns of Walton and Weybridge; A.G.Martin. Walton and Weybridge Local History Society 1999..Local trade directories. Surrey History Centre, Exploring Surrey s Past. Photos; The George c.1903, private collection. The George, October 2019, by the author. Or call Paul on 07946 494288


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Saturday 16 November 2019 – 11.30am & 2.00pm The Hammond (Live Performance) Fly through Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night in a whirlwind of mischievous storytelling. Shakespearience is the perfect treat for all the family! Tickets: £11.00 (£7.00 concessions, £28.00 family of 4) Recommended for ages 5 -14

Hansard

Thursday 21 November 2019 – 7.00pm NT Live (Encore Screening) A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class in this political drama. What starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 concessions)

Present Laughter

Thursday 28 November 2019 – 7.00pm NT Live (Filmed Live) Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 concessions)

Coppélia

Tuesday 10 December 2019 – 7.15pm Royal Opera House (Live Screening) A story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls with intricate choreography that shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole company. Tickets: £16.00 (£13.00 concessions)

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(Walton Residents Association) April 1940. When the great German offensive came the battalion was in Belgium and John Staplehurst died fighting there. Bryan Fowles was evacuated from Dunkirk but died within a few days of reaching England and was buried in Dover. Alfred Lampton was wounded during the retreat to Dunkirk, but was evacuated to England where he recovered. He probably took part in the Tunisian campaign, - tough fighting against the Afrika Corps as it retreated westward. When the fighting had finished, the 1/6th moved on to Sicily, then mainland Italy. After Rome fell to the allies in early June 1944, the Germans made a determined effort to stem their further advance. Alfred Lampton was killed in this fighting and is buried in Assisi war cemetery. Well Done Walton! When the Elmbridge Local Plan was consulted on in 2017 only 91 Walton residents responded. However, in the recent consultation, ending on September 30th there were 280 responses from Walton more than three times as many as last time. During the consultation 6,528 questionnaires were completed and an additional 94 representations from organisations and land owners/developers were received. This is the highest response received to an Elmbridge planning consultation with 97% of respondents being from people who live in the Borough. The table below shows how many respondents chose each option across the borough.

If you attend the annual commemoration on Armistice Day in Walton you may not know much about those whose names appear on the memorials. The following is a little information about some of those whose names can be seen. Many men from Walton served in the East Surrey Regiment during the world wars, and the names of a number of soldiers from the regiment appear on the War memorial. These include: 6141318 Horace John Deakin. He served with the second battalion in Malaya. When the Japanese landed in December 1941 the Surreys were soon in action. They took part in the fighting retreat down the Malay Peninsula. Horace Deakin was killed after the Japanese invaded Singapore Island, only three days before the British surrender, in February 1942. 6141550 Frank Norman Hunt also served with the second battalion. He survived the Malayan campaign and was taken prisoner by the Japanese. Transported to Thailand to work on the infamous Burma-Siam railway, he died of dysentery in August 1943. He was one of 13,000 prisoners of war to die along the length of the railway. 6143828 Bryan John Fowles, 6143841 John Edward Staplehurst and 6143692 Alfred Edward Lampton all served in the 1/6 Battalion of the East Surreys. This was a Territorial battalion, that is, it was composed of soldiers who had signed up to be trained for war in case it came, whilst still working at their day jobs. The battalion went to France in

Claygate Cobham Esher Hersham Hinchley Wood Molesey Oxshott Stoke D'Abernon The Dittons Walton Weybridge Other Totals

Option 1 32 9 26 5 16 7 10 2 16 8 5 6 142

Option 2 19 2 10 11 8 10 10 0 7 60 12 2 151

Option 3 2 8 5 2 6 6 1 5 4 13 6 4 62

Option 4 1102 1193 303 46 495 49 449 387 1321 80 27 112 5564

Option 5 26 26 28 18 12 30 11 4 48 44 69 37 353

Other 36 19 16 26 7 12 7 3 20 75 7 13 241

Totals 1217 1257 388 108 544 114 488 401 1416 280 126 174

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The Meaning of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day is the annual public holiday celebrated by North Americans on the fourth Thursday of November, and by Canadians on the second Monday in October. It celebrates the Pilgrims first harvest, and is a day to spend with loved ones and for giving thanks. The tradition has been observed nationally since 1863.

The history of this festival, began in England, which was a Roman Catholic nation until 1534, when King Henry V111 declared a new national church, The Church of England . Some people felt that this new denomination retained too many practices of the Roman Church, and they wanted a simpler faith and to purify the church. They became known as Puritans. Another group called Separatists, wanted the creation of separate church congregations. Both groups being generically known as Pilgrims. In England in the 1600 s it was illegal to be part of any church other than the Church of England. Some Pilgrims decided for religious freedom, to move to Leiden in Holland where they stayed for eleven years, but fearing they would lose their English identity they moved again this time to start a new life in America. In 1620 a group of about one hundred, sailed on the ship the Mayflower and settled on what is now Cape Cod, Massachusetts, naming the To advertise email paul@villagematters.co.uk

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new town Plymouth after their port of departure. The tradition of celebrating after a successful harvest began in England and Europe. The first Thanksgiving in America was in 1621, and to those of strong Christian faith, this was not merely a celebration, it was also a joyous outpouring of gratitude. Today s national custom of rejoicing, is based on ancient English harvest festivals, and the Puritan Thanksgiving; a solemn religious observance combining prayer and feasting. The most widely practised ritual for this event is the meal, consisting of among other foods, turkey, sweet potatoes, corn, pumpkin pie, chowder, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pecan pie. Many people will attend church services, getting together with family and friends, watching American football, or observing the holiday through charity work. Many cities hold large festivals or parades. Although the USA and Canada are the most familiar countries to celebrate Thanksgiving, there are a few other nations that give thanks for a successful harvest. Germany celebrates in October, and the Netherlands observes a Thanksgiving Day service to honour the Pilgrims that had lived in Leiden.Harvest Festival is held in the UK towards the end of September or early October, and is the closest thing we have to a day of thanksgiving. Churches here are decorated with baskets of fruit, and school pupils often bring food from home to a Harvest Festival service. Afterwards the food is generally given to people in need. This year the USA will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday the 28th November. John F Kennedy said about this national holiday: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them . By local resident John Taylor Or call Paul on 07946 494288


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Walton Celebrates Its Heritage The sun shone of Saturday September 21st. As a new resident of Walton-on-Thames, I had no idea what Heritage Day would offer and how big an event to expect. The enthusiasm of volunteers who put together a series of events was impressive. From St. Mary s Parish Church throwing its doors open for coffee, cakes and a guided tour, 800 plastic ducks bobbing on the Thames, many local canine residents being pleased to parade and win prizes, an exhibition at Riverside Arts Centre and voluntary and commercial organisations with stalls in Bridge Street, the day had something for everyone.

In Bridge Street, children loved face painting, slides, roundabouts and the puppet theatre. Radio Wey provided music and commentary. Earlier, the event had been opened by the Mayor of Elmbridge Cllr Mary Sheldon and our MP Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab joined in with a parade of honour from Sunbury and Walton Black Swan Sea Cadets. In the early afternoon, crowds gathered at Walton Wharf, initially to witness the Dog Show with some unconventional classes including dog I would most like to take home and fastest sausage eater . Attention then turned to the river to witness 1st Walton Viking Scouts floating 800 sponsored plastic ducks to race down the River Thames #Duckathon. Liberal Democrat candidate Monica Harding started the race but with the wind working against the tidal flow, To advertise email paul@villagematters.co.uk

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progress was slow! After about 20 minutes the three winning ducks crossed the line. The final challenge was to round up the remaining 797 ducks! Next year there may be a corporate race when businesses and community groups can buy a larger duck for their own race!

For the final part of the afternoon, families returned to Bridge Street to witness the Tow Truck challenge. The annual event was won by a team from The Old Manor pub who pulled the 4.5 ton truck 25 yards! It was great to see plenty of tams come out and have a go at the challenge and also a large team of children from visiting families! Soon after 5pm, all the evidence of successful events had gone. Thanks to the volunteers and the High Viz Hands marshall team traffic again flowed along Bridge Street and families had returned to normal Saturday activities. I hope the Viking sea scouts found all the ducks! It was great to see so many people having an enjoyable day. I ll use the WoTTA website and the Walton Society to tell me about the Heritage of the town. www. Wotta.co.uk. Peter Hall, new Walton on Thames resident, retired and loving this town!

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Walton's Blue Plaques Part 1 of 7 - Emile Zola

Firstly what is a Blue Plaque? A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker. To be awarded an official English Heritage plaque, the proposed recipient must have died at least 20 years ago. This is to help ensure that the decision about whether or not to shortlist a candidate is made with a sufficient degree of hindsight. However, plaques are as much about the buildings in which people lived and worked as about the subjects being commemorated – the intrinsic aim of English Heritage blue plaques is to celebrate the relationship between people and place. For this reason, English Heritage only erect a plaque if there is a surviving building closely associated with the person. In the past, different criteria were sometimes used: some plaques were put up to mark the site of a house which has since been demolished, and the 20-year rule did not always apply. The plaque to Napoleon III, for example – the oldest to survive – went up when he was still alive. However, the criteria are now applied without exception. Walton on Thames has seven, and over the next seven issues we will look at each one individually. Emile Zola was born in Paris in 1840 and moved with his family moved to Aix-en-Provence. After the death of his father he moved back to Paris and lived in poverty until turning to writing and becoming successful with his breakthrough novel L Assommoir, sometimes loosely translated as The Gin Palace. Zola s worldwide fame rested on the Rougon-Macquart cycle of novels set in the era preceding the time in which they were written. Zola had pioneered naturalism, a new method of writing which aimed to go beyond realism to a point where no state of the human condition was too sordid for consideration His life took an unexpected turn after his intervention in the case of Captain Arthur Dreyfus, who had been found guilty of espionage and sentenced to imprison-

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ment on Devil s Island. Zola and the editor of the newspaper, L Aurore wrote a long article which was basically on open letter to the French President, accusing the army top brass of conspiracy and trial-fixing. Zola was sentenced to a year s imprisonment and a fine of 3,000 France prompting him to head to England as fast as possible, on the boat train. On 19th July 1898 he arrived with nothing more than a nightshirt wrapped in a piece of newspaper. His swift exile made his personal situation even more complicated as he had a wife of twentyeight years, a mistress of ten years and two children with the latter. He still had few clothes when he was taken to the Oatlands Park Hotel, but a friend managed to bring some of his cameras over from France so that he could pursue his hobby by taking photographs along the Thames. Zola was one of the first great amateur photographers, even capturing an early picture of the Anglers at Walton when William James Pearman would have been the landlord.

The Anglers photographed in the late 1890s by Emile Zola

In 1899 Zola, his mistress Jeanne and their children had spent an idyllic summer in a house called Penn in Oatlands Chase, Walton-on-Thames, then at Summerfield in Addlestone, Surrey. Zola died of carbon monoxide poisoning, due to a blocked flue, on 29 September 1902 while in bed with his wife Alexandrine.

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Cycling in Surrey From the 1870s the popularity of cycling grew rapidly and local clubs sprang up around the country. Many clubs supported racing and social activities and the Cyclists' Touring Club, founded in 1878, also encouraged people to travel further and explore the countryside or even tour overseas. Epsom Cycling Club was founded in 1891, the Charlotteville Cycling Club in Guildford in 1903 and Kingston Wheelers in 1924; all are still going strong today. Cyclist sketch Portsmouth Road route out of London, the old A3 road, was hugely popular with cyclists and the Anchor Hotel at Ripley became a mecca for cyclists stopping along the route. The hotel was run from the mid 1870s by Mrs Harriet

H G Wells and his wife 1895 Dibble who, with the aid of her 2 unmarried daughters, Harriet and Annie, provided refreshments and accommodation for cyclists. Books for visitors to sign were kept and those that survive from 1881 to 1895 are a fascinating record of all those who passed through. At its peak the number of entries per year in the books exceeded 6000. The author H G Wells, an enthusiastic cyclist, was one of those who signed the books on 9 June 1887 and the books are also decorated with some sketches of cyclists John Dennis (1871-1939) opened his 'little cycle shop', otherwise known as the Universal Athletic Stores, near Guildford Bridge, in 1895. Soon he To advertise email paul@villagematters.co.uk

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was joined by his brother Raymond (1878-1939), and the partners progressed from 'Speed King' bicycles to motor cars before starting to build fire engines. Many other businesses grew up to support the growing numbers of cyclists and motor vehicles which took to the roads. Arthur Ryde at the Forge at Westcott was described as 'cycle agent, vulcanizer, ironmonger, shoeing and general smith'. Specialist shops also opened to cater for cyclists, such as A Pullinger's motor cycle and cycle shop at Westway, Caterham, photographed in 1923

A Pullinger's motor cycle and cycle shop at Westway, Caterham, photographed in 1923 Maps were produced to cater for cyclists, such as Bacon's county map of Surrey, c.1900, which included cycling routes with places and distances between them, and the London sheet of Philips' topographical map of England and Wales, c.1910, which showed the area of London and surrounding counties and marked main cycling routes with symbols for degrees of safety and mileage. Surrey has always been a popular destination for cyclists, and interest has increased considerably since iconic Box Hill was used as part of the route of the road race at the 2012 Olympic Games. Thousands of amateur riders now take part in the annual Ride London-Surrey 100, following the Olympic route. Source : Surrey History Trust Or call Paul on 07946 494288


Through The Keyhole Gone are the days of plain, utilitarian light bulbs! Carbon filament bulbs or Edison Bulbs are ushering in a fashionable new era in lighting design. These antique filament bulbs are bring-

ing chic, vintage style back to lighting. Unlike standard light bulbs, which have a tightly coiled filament, Edison bulbs feature a looser, visible filament that comes in a variety of styles, including squirrel cage, spiral, hairpin, loop and Christmas tree. In addition, carbon filament bulbs feature vintage-inspired bulb shapes designed to recreate the hand-blown glass appearance of Edison s original bulbs. The exposed filament in Edison bulbs evokes feelings of nostalgia and adds a touch of warmth and industrial chic to any space. The light provided by these bulbs is understated and warm, which makes them ideal for creating a welcoming and cosy ambience. Their soft glow and amber hue are reminiscent of candlelight, making these bulbs especially popular for restaurants, cafes, and shops. Metal shades, wire guards, and other strong lighting fixtures can complement the exposed filament and unique bulb shape, but many lighting designers, businesses, and homeowners prefer to leave their carbon filament bulbs exposed to create a vintage, industrial look and feel. Instead of hiding Edison bulbs in a complicated fixture, try mounting them as a simple pendant! Who ever thought a light bulb could be so stylish? Georgina Broadhurst, Just Shutters. For a design visit Call 01932 500 270 or visit JustShutters.co.uk To advertise call Paul on 07946 494288

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The Walton & Hersham Foodbank The Walton & Hersham Foodbank started in 2013 to help local people in crisis and is part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks of which there are over 420 in the country. It began with a few food items in a church cupboard to help local families who were struggling. Since then, demand has grown until last year (2018). the foodbank issued 938 food parcels to 2,390 local people including 1,004 children. This represented a 46% increase in foodbank referrals over the previous year and this year (2019) that

figure looks set to rise further. The reasons why people need to visit the foodbank are varied. No one knows when a crisis may occur in their lives, if a crisis results in not having enough money to buy food then the foodbank is there to help. To receive foodbank help, you must be referred by an agency such as Health Visitors, Social Workers and Citizens Advice Bureau. Food parcels are not issued without a voucher which is brought along to one of the sessions where it is exchanged for food. Foodbank visitors are encouraged to talk to the volunteers confidentially about their situation and if relevant, signposting information can be given of other support agencies who may be able to help. The foodbank operates four sessions per week, two at St Peters Church in Hersham and two at St Johns Church in Walton. The foodbank is staffed by over 40 volunteers at the foodbank centres as well as the foodstore in Hersham which is open every Wednesday morning.

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All the food is donated by the public either directly or via local supermarkets, Waitrose, Hersham or Sainsburys, Walton where there are permanent collecting bins at the front of the stores as well as via several other local businesses. The website is updated weekly with the food items they are most in need of, all donated food should be well within its best before date. A food parcel provides enough food for three-days of meals and is made up of non-perishable food. The parcels are packed according to a list which has been designed by the Trussell Trust to be nutritionally balanced. The amount of food is dependent on the amount of people in the household. Nonfood items are available as well such as toiletries, cleaning products and pet food. In addition to this, the foodbank receives donations of fresh food, mostly bakery, fruit & vegetables, via supermarkets via the Fareshare and Neighbourly schemes. This is offered alongside the normal food parcel. The foodbank is supported by Walton Charity and also welcomes donated funds to pay for essential costs such as storage, insurances and basic admin costs. Foodbank manager Nina Malyon says With the huge increase in foodbank use over the last year we rely even more on the generosity of the public, without their support we simply couldn t continue to do what we do. She added, We are so grateful to our fabulous volunteers who give up their time to help others. The foodbank regularly recruits volunteers to work at the foodbank centres and to sort the donated food. If you would like to volunteer for the foodbank, please e-mail the office on info@waltonhersham.foodbank.org.uk and ask for an application form. To find out more about the foodbank visit: www.waltonhersham.foodbank.org.uk

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The 15th Elmbridge Literary Competition The 15th Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/20 is now open for entries! Do you know a budding writer? A young rhymer? The competition is open to all ages, from 5 years+. This year s theme is New World , which is particularly fitting as we will be commemorating the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower in 2020. If you could step into a brand-new world, what would it look like? Whether you want to write about your first day at school, the start of a new job, or a strange landscape of the imagination, the Elmbridge Literary Competition is looking for short stories and poems that explore new worlds. We will be looking for original ideas, strong descriptions and exciting plot-lines. The age categories are: • Ages 5-7 Little Rhymes and Stories • Ages 8-10/11 (Junior School) Poems and Stories • Ages 11-13 Poems and Stories • Ages 14-18 Poems and Stories • Ages 19 plus Poems and Stories Entry for adults is £5 with under 18s free. There is a cash prize for adult winning entries and book tokens for children. The Competition will once again run in partnership with publishers Sampson Low, who will publish the winning entries as a Chapbook. Small and affordable forms of literature, Chapbooks historically were sold on the streets, and covered a range of subjects from fairy tales and ghost stories to news of politics, crime or disaster. The 2020 competition will also include a new adult category: the Elmbridge prize for the best story or poem in the adult category submitted by an Elmbridge resident. Cllr Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, This competition is the highlight of the literary calendar in To advertise email paul@villagematters.co.uk

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Elmbridge. The talent that exists in the Borough for imaginative poems and stories is amazing and the afternoon reading of the winning entries is an event not to be missed. Cllr Barry Cheyne, Chairman of the RC Sherriff Trust, said, What is more exciting than stepping into a completely new world, whether depicted in fantasy literature or in an historical novel? I am hoping many budding writers of all ages will be taken by this inspiring theme to write wonderful stories and poems inviting us into their own imaginary world . The competition closes on 7 February 2020. Entries will be judged by a panel of local authors, the Director of the RC Sherriff Trust and the Arts Development Officer at Elmbridge Borough Council. Public readings and prize giving: Saturday 21 March 2020 at Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames.

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The world s first recorded game of Baseball was played in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey in 1749

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EMBER PLAYERS GOING GREEN Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames 21st – 23rd November at 8 p.m. If you need an antidote to Brexit and the shenanigans in parliament, the Ember Players next production could be just for you! David Tristrams Going Green is a comedy for our time. John (played by Steve Clunn, pictured) is thinking of running for leadership of the Green party, but isn`t feeling too well (seems rather `ungreen` of him). What happens next is as bizarre as it is hilarious. If you fancy a `get away from it all` evening of live theatre at a fraction the price of the West End, visit: www.ticketsource.co.uk/emberplayers or call 07903-136210. Tickets are £13. Picture shows Steve Clunn as John in the Ember Players production of Going Green Further information from Nick Handel, Publicity Officer, The Ember Players. 020-8398-2789 or 07742-139004.

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Funding for Sustainable Elmbridge High Streets Funding is being made available by Elmbridge Borough Council to support the sustainability of the borough s high streets and town centres. The criteria for the existing Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund has been updated to include projects from a group of retailers which improve the sustainability of the high street. Up to 90% funding of eligible costs is available, up to a maximum of ÂŁ2,000.

This comes after a climate emergency was declared at full Council in July 2019. The Council pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030 and acknowledged its responsibility to lead the borough s effort to tackle the emergency. In July the Council hosted a Single Use Plastic Town Centre Forum to share best practice and raise awareness of how businesses can reduce their impact on the environment. The Council hopes to hold further forums to discuss this important topic. The Elmbridge Civic Improvement Fund currently provides to independent retailers for a range of

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projects, the most common of which is shop front improvements. More than 280 grants have been approved to date, totalling over ÂŁ800,000 for local projects to make our high streets more attractive shopping destinations. The Council has committed additional funding to the scheme and extended its operation until 31 March 2021. Councillor Christine Elmer, Portfolio Holder for Community and Corporate Development, said: The Council recognises the important role our high streets play in tackling the climate emergency. We will continue to work with local businesses to help them adapt to this challenge. Elmbridge businesses are already making a difference to the environment through initiatives such as the Refill campaign, which enables residents to fill up

re-usable water containers at shops around the borough. I hope this new funding opportunity encourages collective action by retailers and enhances the sustainability of our high streets. Further information on the scheme, including the application form and guidance notes, is available on the Council s website: elmbridge.gov.uk/ business If businesses have any questions about the scheme or other business support then the Organisational Development team can be contacted at business@elmbridge.gov.uk or telephone 01372 474 216. Please mention Walton Matters when responding to adverts


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The MyCurchods portal is a secure website that gives you instant online access to your property sale or lettings portfolio. OurclientscannowlogintotheMyCurchods portal from any desktop pc, tablet or laptop to access information relevant to them 24/7, 365 days a year. Our friendly, expert staff are of course still here within branch hours to help you with any aspect of your property sale or let, but the MyCurchods portal has been introduced to further improve the service we offer our clients. The MyCurchods portal is only accessible to Curchods clients which means that if you decide to sell or let your property with us you’ll get exclusive access to all its benefits. Not only will you be able to view your full contract and correspondence library, but tenants and landlords can view a financial overview of their account with statements, payments and charges, whilst buyers and tenants can view and update their search requirements and shortlisted properties. You can also manage your personal data and marketing preferences. To find out more please visit: WWW.C U RCHO D S.COM/MYC UR C HO D S


MyCurchods PROPERTY SEARCH Buyers and tenants can now view and update their search requirements and shortlist properties. HIDDEN PROPERTIES Not every ryy property we have for sale or rent is visible on our website register with us for exclusive access to discreetly marketed properties. FINANCE RECORDS Tenants and landlords get instant access to their ďŹ nancial records we hold, to view and download statements and see a history ryy of all paym yments m and charges. DOCUMENT LIBRARY As a customer of ours you can now access your contract documents and a record of all correspondence with us. MA R KE TI N G PRE FERE N CES Manage your personal data and have complete control of your marketing preferences.

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Bell Farm Primary School Choir Westward School Choir SANTA’S GIVING GROTTO ON Theatre Works THE HIGH STREET Stagecoach Walton on Thames 12:00-14:30 15:00-17:00 Rock Choir DANCE HAPPY Street Dance Singing Rock Club Carlo Rossi School of Dance/Walton Wildcats WWAOS - Made in Dagenham Grovelands Primary School Choir Give the gift of giving this Christmas! Visit Danesfield Manor School Choir Santa in his Grotto and, rather than getting Walton Voices a gift, give Santa a gift for the elderly and Lantern Parade Christmas Light Switch On help make sure no one is forgotten this Community Carol Singing Led by Walton Christmas. Voices & Johnny Kilhams. Photo opportunity with Santa on his sleigh inside the Heart Stage closes. Santa carries on his journey Market closes in the High Street

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100 years of the Two Minute Silence Edward George Honey

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At 11am on each Remembrance Sunday a two minute silence is observed at war memorials and other public spaces across the UK. The silence is meant as a tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country - but what is the significance of that date and time? On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns of Europe fell silent. After four years of bitter fighting, The Great War was finally over. The Armistice was signed at 5am in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne, France on November 11, 1918. Six hours later, at 11am, the war ended. The first Remembrance Day was conducted in 1919 throughout Britain and the Commonwealth. Originally called Armistice Day, it commemorated the end of hostilities the previous year. It came to symbolise the end of the war and provide an opportunity to remember those who had died.

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In a letter published in the London Evening News on 8 May 1919, an Australian journalist, Edward George Honey, had proposed a respectful silence to remember those who had given their lives in the First World War. This was brought to the attention of King George V and on 7 November 1919, the King issued a proclamation which called for a two minute silence: "All locomotion should cease, so that, in To advertise email paul@villagematters.co.uk

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perfect stillness, the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead." After the end of the Second World War in 1945 Armistice Day became Remembrance Day to include all those who had fallen in the two World Wars and other conflicts. Since 1919, on the second Sunday of November, otherwise known as Remembrance Sunday, a two minute silence has been observed at 11am at war memorials, cenotaphs, religious services and shopping centres throughout the country. The Royal Family, along with leading politicians and religious leaders gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London for a service and all branches of the civilian and military services are represented in ceremonies throughout Britain and the Commonwealth Or call Paul on 07946 494288


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REMEMBRANCE DAY 2019 Sunday November 10th A joint churches service at Walton War Memorial 10:15 Road closure begins. Rochills offer refreshments as we gather 10:40 Ceremony and Service at Walton War Memorial 11:00 Two Minute Silence 11:15 Parade begins 11:30 Free refreshments at Walton Baptist Church

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Movember Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, and women step up to support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men's health - specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Movember was established in 2003 by a few friends over a beer in a pub just outside Melbourne,

Australia. During Movember, men grow a moustache for the month, getting friends, family and colleagues to donate to their effort. Men and women can also choose to Move or Host a Mo-ment. They want men to take action to live happier, healthier, longer lives and do this by investing in these critical areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Movember has created a movement of over 5 million supporters across the world, funding more than 1,200 innovative men's health projects across more than 20 countries. Why should I do it? 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. Suicide is the single most common cause of death in men under 35. In the UK, 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some stage in their lives. A man will die from prostate cancer every hour - more than 10,000 men will die of the disease this year in the UK. African Caribbean men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer.You are 2.5 times more likely to develop prostate cancer if your father or brother has had it. Occurrences of prostate cancer in men are comparable to the rates of breast cancer in women. 2,209 men in the UK were diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2009. 47% of testicular cancer cases occur in men under 35 years and

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over 90% occur in men under 55 years Fast facts Movember is about real men growing real moustaches and talking about real issues. The Moustache is a ribbon for men s health. Movember's vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men s health. Mo Bros sporting upper lip hair effectively become walking talking billboards for the 30 days of Movember raising funds and much needed awareness around the often-ignored issues of men s health. Mo Bros start the month clean shaven, then grow and groom their moustache all month long The first thing you need to do is register at www.uk.movember.com. Once on the site, you can decide whether you're working alone, or

whether you want to team up or join another 'pack'. Once you've registered, it's up to you as to how you want to get involved. Some take part in the Edinburgh 10's rugby tournament or attend Sandown Park Gentleman's Day. Others hold their own events - from raffles to golf days, surf contests to battle of the bands. You'll then be sent a party planning pack from Movember. If you don't want to hold your own event, you can take part in Mo Running (a massive run of men and women - who are called Mo Sistas) and a whole roster of parties can be found on the website.

If you do decide to take up the Movember challenge ,send in picture of your Mo at the email address below, and we will publish the best of the Walton Mo s !

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Gerald s on the run again – at 89!

Once bitten, twice shy is not something you can say about Gerald Pratt. At 89, bitten by the fun run bug last year, Gerald is among the first to sign up to this year s Princess Alice Hospice Santa Fun Run in December. Former machine shop foreman Gerald, who hails from Whitton, has been walking regularly in Richmond Park and Bushy Park for the best part of two years, having joined the Princess Alice Hospice Walk and Talk group after the death of his wife Margaret. They both worked at the Wilson and Kyle factory in Brentford; Margaret starting at 14 and Gerald at 17. They married in 1958 and moved to a house in Whitton the day they were married, where they raised a family and where Gerald still lives. He s been retired 24 years. He was inspired to join the Santa Fun Run last year by a new friend he made while on the regular Princess Alice Hospice Walk and Talk strolls in Bushy Park. That same friend, Barry, will be joining him again this year, along with fellow Walk and Talker Sylvia – who last year cheered them on but is joining in this time. A grandfather of seven, Gerald reckons he will be taking the fun run at a leisurely pace – hopefully a fast walk – and finish under an hour.

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When he s not out and about on his favourite walks, Gerald can be found in the Hospice Man Shed, which he joined after last year s Santa Fun Run. Here he can put his skills to use in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere – designing and making wooden toys and games, planters and other items. If you would like to join Gerald and our other Santas in one of our upcoming Santa Fun Runs in Painshill Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park, sign up at pah.org.uk/santafunrun or call 01372 461808. There s a 20% Early Bird discount if - like Gerald - you book before October 31 Photo below: That ll be me! Gerald can t wait to join in at Bushy Park again this year

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Recipe of The Month Orange Cake The Community Café @Riverhousebarn in Walton on Thames continues with recipes showing how you can use leftovers. They create wonderful food from surplus, donated by a local supermarket. Go and try their surplus lunch for £5 and they will donate the proceeds to local charities feeding those on low incomes and who are struggling.

This very simple easy cake is our best seller in the café – if you stick to the original recipe, it is Gluten free and dairy free but without compromising on taste. Oranges which escape from their net bags always end up in our box of surplus goodies at the beginning of the day, so it s another excellent use of ingredients. We ve even experimented with supplementing the ground almonds with breadcrumbs (another staple of ours) and guess what? .it works! And is obviously much more economical. Give it a go. 2 large oranges 200 g ground almonds 225g caster sugar 5 eggs 1tsp baking powder Put the oranges in a pan of water and bring to the boil – simmer for at least one hour, until the whole orange is soft. When cool enough to handle, chop the whole fruit (skin and all) roughly and put in a food processor and blend to a thick pulp. Then simply add all other ingredients and whizz until blended. Put mixture in a cake tin (20cm) and bake for 40 mins at 180°. Leave to cool in tin before turning out. Tastes even better after a day or two

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Garden View This month - Pots of Cabbage By Rachael Leverton

November can be a bit of a grey, miserable month. My kids would call it meh . I like to inject some colour with winter bedding plants. A cheerful pot by the front door can make you smile on the gloomiest morning. Obviously, the choice of plants for winter is not as large as during the summer months but there are enough varieties around to make very attractive combinations for pots. My favourite plant for winter pots has to be the ornamental cabbage. These robust beauties come in wonderful colours including cream, pink and purple – with either attractive frilly or very spiky leaves. They pair beautifully with winter-flowering pansies and hardy cyclamen. Try planting three pots of different sizes using a colour scheme which co-ordinates with the cabbages. Plant a 50cm / 20inch pot with four large ornamental frilly cabbages surrounding a central spiky one, to give some height to the display. Then choose a smaller pot (38cm / 15inches) and plant one frilly ornamental cabbage surrounded by pink and purple winterflowering pansies. Finally plant a small pot (25cm / 10inches) with a mixture of hardy cyclamen and white pansies. The resulting display will give you pleasure through November, December and January.

purpose compost. There are mixes specifically made for use in containers, which provide the essential drainage that plants living in pots need. Make sure you place plenty of drainage material in the bottom of the pots. A good compost will contain enough slow release fertiliser to maintain the plants for several weeks during autumn and winter. If they still going strong as winter turns to you can give them a bit of a feed, but by February or March you will want to think about replanting your pots with spring bedding. Think about gravel – I like to use a layer of gravel over the soil of my winter pots for several reasons. It gives the planted pots an attractive finish, keeps rain from splashing back on to the plants, provides some insulation for the soil and reflects light and warmth in any winter sun thus creating a little microclimate in which the plants will be happier. Water them! The plants will need moisture around their roots so water as needed unless the soil in the container is frozen. Do not water frozen pots because the plants are unable to absorb the water. Happy gardening,

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Congratulations are in Order Now before you continue reading I know this piece is about businesses in Spelthorne and you live in Elmbridge, but I do have good reason to write this article. Village Matters is the company that produces Walton Matters, however it also produces another Elmbridge magazine, Molesey Matters and two in Spelthorne, Sunbury Matters and Shepperton Matters. In fact Sunbury Matters was the original and first magazine way back in 2010. My wife Monica started the business, with me coming on board around 3 years ago. It is currently run by just the two of us, out of our home in Sunbury, and as you know by now, the magazines are truly dedicated to the community. We are a small business whose primary goal is to bring the communities our magazines represent together .

Yours Truly and my wife Monica (my boss!) At the end of last month, Monica was invited to the Spelthorne Means Business Awards, taking me along as her consort. A few months prior, Monica had entered our little company and we were excited to be shortlisted. Shepperton Studios glamorous Orangery was full to bursting at the black tie dinner. 12 categories celebrated all sorts of businesses large and small across the borough. It is a great initiative to support business in the current challenging climate. But awards were the order of the night and we were eager to hear how we had fared.

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The winners of the 12 categories as follows: Exporter of the Year Experium Creative Business of the Year Stars Performing Arts Best New Start up Nicola Ann Photography Healthy Business Award Harfield Dance Best Business in Staines McDonalds Best Independent Business Homeplay Best Small Business Hot Yoga Club Best Business in Staines Joint winners: The Thames Club/Vida Homeloans Best Business in Ashford Blackstone Printing Best Business in Sunbury Village Matters Best Business in Shepperton Quality Fruit Best CSR Business Quality Fruit It is with great pride that I can tell you that Village Matters won Best Company in Sunbury. What an honour.! There was a further surprise to come. Of the 12 winners announced, the judges selected 3 overall winners representing the Best in Spelthorne. And the winners were .. 3rd Stars Performing Arts Runner up VILLAGE MATTERS!!!!!!! Winner Quality Fruit & Flowers. Clearly congratulations to my wife, but also to all the businesses who were shortlisted and won. Sometimes it s brilliant to get a pat on the back. Onwards and upwards and I hope you are enjoying reading this issue.

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Elmbridge Borough Council launches new online lottery to support local good causes Elmbridge Borough Council will be among over 60 other local authorities in the country, that have launched online community lotteries to benefit good causes in the boroughs, districts and counties. Good causes around Elmbridge, whether they are charity groups, schools, scout groups and other non -profits, will be able to access a new stream of funding thanks to the Elmbridge Community Lottery. Councillor Stuart Selleck, Leader of Elmbridge Borough Council, said: I am determined to keep Elmbridge thriving; a thriving arts and cultural scene, a thriving economy and a thriving community. That determination also extends to the non-profit organisations who support so many of our residents. The Elmbridge Community Lottery will provide an additional funding boost for those vital groups and I would encourage them to get in touch, register their interest and find out more about this new funding opportunity. How does it work? Tickets will cost £1 with 60p going towards local good causes, compared to just 28p in the pound for the National Lottery. The draw will be weekly with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching

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sequence of six numbers, other prizes being £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets. There are two parts to the Elmbridge Community Lottery. Elmbridge good causes will be able to set up their own lottery page and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players using this method. A further 10p in every pound will go into a general Elmbridge Community Lottery good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT. Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the Elmbridge Community Lottery, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general good causes fund, which will be distributed by the council. Register your interest as a good cause. If you are a local charity or community group, please contact lottery@elmbridge.gov.uk to register your interest in the Elmbridge Community Lottery.

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Events Coming Up Some we like...

LSA International outlet shop Designer glassware, porcelain and serve-ware at reduced prices. Great for gifts and celebrations. Open 2nd and last Friday of every month 10:00 – 16:00 and every Friday in November and December Unit C2, Dolphin Industrial Estate Windmill Road Sunbury-upon-Thames TW16 7HE Esher & District Amnesty International Group (which includes Walton & Weybridge) meet on 2nd Weds of every month to sign letters. Small friendly group - please contact Cherry Eddy 0208398 4377 for details. The PHOENIX FOLK & SQUARE DANCE CLUB is a friendly and informal English Folk Dance Club. Why not call in at one of our Thursday evening Club nights, meet us and enjoy a complimentary evening of dancing and a cup of tea. We start at 8pm and finish at 10.15pm. Oatlands Village Hall St Mary s Road Oatlands Village Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9PT Surrey Blues Club Friday 1st November, a great evening of Blues music from The Surrey Blues Club Band and guest band The Robin BiBi Band Friday 6th December, a great evening of Blues music from The Surrey Blues Club Band and guest band The Good Old Boys. No Admission Charge, No Membership required, Fully Air Conditioned. All welcome, music from 8.45pm. Surrey Blues Club Hersham Sports & Social Club 128 Hersham Road Hersham KT12 5QL Walton-on-Thames WI We meet at 7.30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month in St Erconwald s Church Hall, Esher Avenue, Walton-on-Thames and you are most welcome to come and see who we are and what we do. If you cannot make our meeting there are other WIs but for further information on Walton WI please contact our Secretary, Hilary Cartwright on 01932 248071 or email us at waltononthameswi@gmail.com Silver Swans Adult Ballet Class - held at St Mary s Church Hall , Walton - all levels welcome in this basic level class with stretching . Develop muscular strength, balance , coordination , cardio fitness, correct posture and mental agility in a friendly environment. Contact Suzanne on 07985520378 suzanne.vnad@gmail.com The ADDLESTONE SINGERS will be hosting their annual Christmas Concert on behalf of SHOOTING STAR CHASE CHILDREN S HOSPICE on 9 December 2019. With a programme of seasonal carols (some with audience participation) and music, it promises to be an uplifting evening. The concert is being held in the Addlestone Methodist Church, Station Road, KT15 2AR starting at 7.30pm. Free Entry. Retiring Collection. The Walton Art Club s 2019 Winter Exhibition will be held at The Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton on Thames KT12 2PF, from Wednesday 20th-Sunday 24th November, open 10am-4pm (11am3pm on Sunday). Free admission and refreshments available. For more information see www.waltonartclub.co.uk. Come and see and/or purchase unique art. Acapella Singers Christmas Concert on Saturday 14th December. 4pm at the United Reform Church, Queens Road, Weybridge, . The proceeds are to support Princess Alice Hospice. Hersham Village Market's Christmas Market. Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 1.30 to 4.00pm at All Saints Catholic Church Hall, Queens Road, Hersham, KT12 5LU. Christmas Shopping Evening at Princess Alice Hospice Christmas Shopping Evening, pick up some festive bargains. Personal gifts for you or a loved one! Come to shop on Tuesday 26 November, 4-8pm. Are you stuck for gift ideas? Or looking for a more personal gift for someone? Then be sure to join us at Princess Alice Hospice, West End Lane, Esher, KT10 8NA. You will find plenty of great gift ideas for a loved one this Christmas. Find out more at: www.pah.org.uk/christmas or call 01372 461808 for more information.4pm-8pmFreeWest End Lane Esher Surrey KT10 8NATue 26 Nov 2019Contact telephone: 01372461808

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Dominic Raab Our Local MP

In October, the State Opening of Parliament and Queen s Speech marked the beginning of a new parliamentary session, after the previous session – the longest in hundreds of years – was brought to an end. The Government introduced its agenda for the new session, setting out its priorities. It is

join the Police Federation, so they can benefit from additional protection and support, and introduce a new test to assess a police officer s standard of driving. This will reassure highly trained officers that their enhanced driving skills will be taken into account should there be any investigations into their actions in the future. I recently met with Elmbridge Inspector Bert Dean to hear how his local team is tackling burglaries and drugs crime across the borough. It was also good to hear about the significant reduction in the number of illegal encampments due to the injunction secured by Elmbridge Borough Council. Through the Police Protections Bill – and the recruitment of 20,000 new officers – the Government is reinforcing our local police teams in the service of our communities. Railway reform is also an important part of the Government s agenda. Grant Shapps, the Transport SecreDom at Thames Ditton station tary, will make suggestions good news for Elmbridge residents, with for reforms based on the ongoing Williams measures to keep our communities safe and Review, the first comprehensive review of bring crime down. railways in a generation – looking, in particuThe Police Protections Bill will ensure that lar, at punctuality of train services and simpliour dedicated local police officers are protect- fied ticketing (including pricing). ed on the job. The legislation will establish a I am working hard to make sure the agenda Police Covenant and require the Home Office the Government is pursuing in Westminster is to report annually on progress made against it. designed and tailored to serve our local needs For example, it will make sure that anyone in Elmbridge. who assaults an officer gets a sentence that truly fits the crime. It will also look at what more can be done to support the families of officers who are killed in the line of duty. MP for Esher & Walton The Bill will also allow special constables to

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Index of Advertisers Building Squires Garden Centre W Brown and Son 23 Glazing/Windows/Doors Care House of Surrey Adelaide House 21 Village Windows The Burlington 33 Heatlth and Fitness Cleaning Fitfixtherapy Nick Lewis Cleaning 19 Sunbury Golf Club Estate Agents Ironing Curchods 24/25 Hate Ironing? Harmes Turner Brown 48 Kitchens Electrician Ashford Kitchens Paige Electrics 43 Oven Cleaning Events Ovenclean Elmbridge Youth Theatre 31 Mobility Festival of Light 26/27 Shepperton Mobility Hammond Theatre 6 Pharmacy/Travel Clinic Sunbury Golf Club 38 Trio Pharmacy Squires Garden Centre 13 Plumber Rotary International 45 Peter James Plumbing Roofing Finance Harvest Financial Mgmt 11 Aldridge and Sons Schools/Education Funeral Services Alan Greenwood 37 Halliford School Lodge Bros 40 Hampton Court House Hampton School Furnishings John Miller 43 Sell for Cash JC Stamps Garage Doors Gorolla 20 Shutters Just Shutters Garden Services/Supplies Easicut Mowers 37 Will Writing Longacres 35 Harvest Wills

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Saturday 29th February 2020 9.30am –12noon

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Thursday 7th November 2019 9.30am and 11.30am Tuesday 12th November 2019 9.30am Personal visits available throughout the year Find out more and book your visit at www.hallifordschool.co.uk

At Halliford your child will be known and respected as an individual and encouraged, supported and inspired to become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.  Extensive coach service covering the surrounding area  Short walk from Shepperton Station  Shuttle service from Walton and Staines Stations registrar@hallifordschool.co.uk

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Walton Matters November 2019  

The monthly community magazine for Walton on Thames

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