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Brookman's hosting 'Pink Friday' for Breast Cancer Care in Shepperton High Street.

On the 5th, 12th & 19th of October between 10am - 2pm Brookman's will be raising money by serving coffee, tea & cake for a donation as well as a raffle and 'Guess how many sweets are in the jar' competition to win the contents!

Staff will be dressed in pink and customers can win a spot prize for joining in with the pink theme!

Everybody's welcome so come along to Brookman's in Shepperton High Street on 5th, 12th & 19th October and join the party.

Missing Kitten - Has anybody seen Banjo?

I left my little male black cat with some colleagues over the weekend. They live in Shepperton and he escaped out of their house.

I am really desperate
to find him again as he is only 15 months old and I found him on the streets in July. He responds to Banjo. He has some white hairs but is black.

Please contact Vincent Huttner if found on: 
07581 789 460

Former Shepperton resident Ian Hendry

I am researching the life of the late British actor Ian Hendry for a biography.

Ian lived on Pharaoh's Island in The Sphinx between 1963 amd about 1970 with his wife, actress Janet Munro. If anyone remembers anything about Ian from these times, please would you be so kind as to
contact me?

Thank you
Gabriel Hershman
Email: GabrielHershman@hotmail.com

Mrs Coopers Nursery School in Gaston Bridge Road

My mum, Mrs Barbara Cooper, used to run a lovely nursery school from our home at 65 Gaston Bridge Road in the 1960s.

Every day 20
children would come to our home and have a lot of fun and also get the basics of reading, writing and sums before they started 'proper' school. My mum was supported in running the school by Mrs Estelle Cranton.  It would be marvellous to hear from anybody who attended the school.

ow in her late 80s my Mum would be touched beyond measure to hear from any of "her children" from the school.

Please contact Madelaine Cooper here.


DESBOROUGH SAILING CLUB on the River Thames in Shepperton are encouraging even more people to get out on the water this summer by holding a Sail for Gold 'Have a Go' day.

Starting at 11:00 on Sunday 3rd June there will be a whole host of activities on offer for people to come and try. Introduction to sailing, try different boats, take a trip on a small Thames cruiser, find out what  Desborough SC has to offer for families, racing, RYA training and social events. FREE for visitors, bring soft shoes and light change of clothes for dinghy sailing. Instructors and buoyancy aids free to visitors.

Desborough Sailing Club's 'Have a Go' sessions are part of a nationwide initiative from sailing's governing body, the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), to bring the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as close to home as possible for everyone, regardless of where people live.

Richard Broughton Commodore of Desbporough SC said: "Whether you want to get back into the sport or simply try something new with the family, we are delighted to welcome people of all ages and abilities. It would be fantastic if through London 2012 and Sail for Gold we can inspire a whole new generation of people in Shepperton and local to Thames to get out onto the water and discover a new favourite pastime".

To find out more information about Desborough Sailing Club visit www.desboroughsc.org or call/email sallycdick@msn.com to book your session.

To find out more about Sail for Gold programme visit www.rya.org.uk/sailforgold

Position – Bakery Shop Assistant

The Bakery Shop are a busy independent bakery based in Shepperton high street. The candidate would need to be confident, good customer service skills and ideally a knowledge of working in a food environment.

The job will involve, serving customers, preparing sandwiches and taking pride in the shop cleanliness and display. We pride ourselves on our good quality products baked locally in East Horsley, Surrey.

We will give full in house training, and train you on the Food Safety requirements if you don't have them already.

Please send your details to Grahame Pascoe on grahame@thebakeryshop.co.uk or call him on 01483-285219.

Is Shepperton Fair going ahead without the Raft Race?

I was hearing news that this years Shepperton Fair 2012 to be held on June 2nd was going ahead without the Raft race.

I always considered this the highlight of the fair - I'm hoping that this isn't true. If anybody can clarify the position to me I'd be most appreciative.

Shepperton voted besk kept lock on the Thames

Shepperton Lock has been voted the "best-kept lock" on the River Thames in a poll carried out by the Environment Agency.

River users were asked to rate the service at locks along the river in the Thames Waterways Awards and consider maintenance, information and gardening.

The awards covered the rural River Thames between Lechlade and Teddington.

The Environment Agency said Shepperton took top place, with special commendations for four others.

Pinkhill, Romney, Osney and Marsh were also praised by river users.

Shepperton lock-keeper Steve Newman said: "A big thank you to all my customers that voted for Shepperton Lock this year.

"It's a lot of hard work for myself and the team but it's always worth it just for the lovely remarks we receive."

He added: "The Thames has always had a good reputation for its lovely gardens and this competition can only enhance its reputation for being the best-manned waterway in the world. Long may it continue."

Source: bbc

Big Tree Night - Santa Claus is coming to town on 14th December

Note: This article refers to 2011 - Big tree night 2012 is on Wednesday 12th December 2012

When Shepperton and District Business Community started to put together this year’s Big Tree Night, they were particularly keen that the evening would contain something for everyone. Six month’s later, the programme for the evening looks to have done just that.

The evening on the 14th December begins at 4.00pm with Christmas Storytime at the library for children aged up to 5. The hour will include reading of Christmas stories and some singing. Also, from 4.00pm, stalls will be open in the slip roads in the High Street. At the time of writing, 22 stalls had booked, ranging from food stalls to charities and reindeer food to local businesses. There will also be a few small fairground rides for younger children. Stalls will remain open until 8.30pm.

For more information on the Shepperton Big Tree Night 2011 click here.

Pensioner injured in car collision

A PENSIONER was rushed to hospital with suspected leg injuries this afternoon, after a collision forced the closure of Shepperton High Street for several hours.

Police were called to the junction with Mere Road and High Street at around 1pm on Thursday (September 29) following reports of a collision between the woman and the white van.

Witnesses say the van collided with the woman, who is in her 80s, as she was crossing the road.

One worker, from Shepperton Golden Grill, said: "I saw a few people try to help her and the police were called.

"She was on the floor for about an hour while the ambulance were there."

The womanwas taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London with serious leg injuries.

The road was closed for just over three hours and was fully re-opened by the afternoon.

Speaking at the scene, a Surrey Police officer said: "There was an incident involving an elderly female pedestrian and a van. It was quite a serious injury to her leg, to what extent we don't know.

"There is no issue of blame at this stage, it is too early to say."

source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2100643_elderly_woman_injured_after_shepperton_crash

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