Little tankers’ vital role

I've been delighted by the response to my question about readers' memories of the Walton Yacht Company during the 1940s and 1950s. I had so much input that I have enough information to produce a special feature about the place.

Out flooded the workers…

Mort Smith recently asked readers for their memories of the Walton Yacht Company. Here are just some of the reminiscences you've been keen to share

Fingers crossed this time

Last week, I chronicled the story of the first two bridges to span the Thames between Walton and Shepperton but they were followed by three further structures, while a sixth is still on the drawing board.

Spanning the centuries

The first Walton Bridge, as painted by Canaletto

As the long-running debate over a new bridge to span the Thames at Walton appears to have reached a conclusion, I thought it was about time to take a look at the history of this particular crossing as part of the series of articles focusing on the bridges spanning the river in the Herald & News area.