Steve keeps win for second year


Let's face it – there are some people on the river who regard locks as an interruption to their day – an annoying waste of time when they could be charging along the river in their gin palaces, breaking the speed limit and causing a good deal of nuisance.

It’s all going swingingly

Section of the bridge supports

Walton Bridge: The riverside community is getting a great view a the long-awaited crossing takes shape

Getting taste of island life

The Desborough Cut

There are many islands on the River Thames, some containing luxurious waterside homes, some mere mounds of mud and sand that have the odd tree clinging precariously to life on their edges and some providing bases for water-related industries like boat-building.

The bare knuckle truth

Prize fighting

Well, it seems I must be one of the few people who hadn’t heard the stories about prize-fighting taking place in Shepperton!

A dangerous friend

My heart goes out to the families and friends of those who died when a small boat carrying six people overturned close to Pharoah’s Island at Shepperton.

Marina makes waves

Steve Gray is a man on a mission. He has been the operations manager at Shepperton Marina in Felix Lane, Shepperton for the past seven years and much of his time has been devoted to the project of expanding the marina by adding new mooring pontoons on two of the currently unused lakes on the site.

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.