Group News


Group visits. Would your organisation like to visit Spelthorne Museum? Group visits can be arranged at times outside of normal opening hours and the subject of your visit could range from local history, archaeology or family history. Please contact Don Burt on e-mail to arrange a booking.



Staines Players next production will be 'Pack of Lies' by Hugh Whitemore.

This gripping play will take place from the 19th April - 21st April at 7:45pm at the John Crook Theatre, Halliford School, Russell Road, Shepperton, TW17 9HX.

The play centres around the Jackson Family who are living in a suburb of London, with their close friends the Krogers, who live across the road. But their peace and reality is shattered when a mysterious stranger arrives, announcing that he is from MI5 and their neighbours are not what they seem!

Pack of Lies is based on true events revolving a Russian spy scandal during the winter of 1960-1961, at the height of the Cold War. It involves friendship, deception and betryal and the effect thishas on the indivduals involved. This is a powerful piece of theatre and one no to be missed.


Performance take place at the John Crook Theatre, Halliford School, in Shepperton at 7:45pm.

Tickets are £10 & £8.50

Box office is on  01276 25208 or  




Hatton Operatic Society

Come to The Old Tyme Music Hall full of songs to sing along to and dramas to delight.

Hatton Operatic is starting a trip down memory lane (who doesn’t know ‘Long Way to Tipperary’ and ‘My Old Man’??) for four performances only. Thursday 19th April – Saturday 21st April at 7.45 p.m. and matinee Saturday at 2.30 p.m. at Magna Carta Arts Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines, TW18 3HJ.

The auditorium will be converted into a music-hall and you will be able to enjoy a drink, and sing along with the cast to tunes you have known all your life. The audience is encouraged to dress up in Victorian costume too. Little added extras from the bygone era are planned too, to really get everyone in the mood. So ‘pack up your troubles’ for an hour or two ‘come hear the (brass) band play tiddle-om-pom-pom’ and don’t ‘dilly dally’: tickets costing £11 can be obtained via the box office 01784 256320 or from



Staines Brass joins forces with the Grenadier Guards Big Band in a fund raising event for ‘The Colonel’s Fund, Grenadier Guards. Raising money for soldiers and their families who have been killed or injured on active service in Afghanistan.

The concert will include traditional and contemporary brass music with jazz from the Big Band.

The event venue is St. Peter’s Church, Staines on 20th April at 7.30 p.m.

For more information call Jason Pickering on 07950 490970, or visit the website,



Spelthorne Choral Society start rehearsals for their summer concert on 16th April. They will be singing Elgar- The Musicmakers and Delius – Sea Drift at the concert on 14th July.

The choir rehearses on Monday evenings (7.30 pm - 9.30 pm.) at Our Lady of the Rosary R.C. Primary School, Park Avenue, Staines, TW18 2EF. All singers are welcome, especially sopranos and basses.

Contact Gill Sloan on 01784 211944 or visit for more information.


Spelthorne Choral Society invites you to an open Rehearsal on Monday 16th July at Our Lady of the Rosary R.C. Primary School, Staines.

We will be starting to rehearse for our November concert which will be celebrating the English choral tradition that grew from our cathedrals. So if you are thinking of taking up singing – give us a try.


Spelthorne Museum. Volunteers at the museum will have a busy time in May and June. On 5th May the museum is hosting an event called ‘The Changing Face of Henry VIII’ which looks at the way this monarch has been portrayed on film and TV and costumed re-enactors will be running fun events for children.

On Sunday 20th May the museum will be open for the Staines Day event with an exhibitions on the London Stone and Staines Bridge.

On 26th May we will have a stall at Stanwell Fair and on 3rd June we will be at ‘Ashford on the Map’. What a busy life!


Ashford on the Map

Diamond Jubilee Summer Fun Day

Sunday 3rd June

Ashford on the Map Summer Fun Day has become a major event for the local community attracting thousands of visitors and over a hundred stalls. This years Fun Day will be held on 3rd June within the grounds of Brooklands College Ashford Campus opening at 11.00 a.m. and continuing until 5.00 p.m. an hour longer than usual.

This year being the Diamond Jubilee, Ashford on the Map will be celebrating in style. We are not only planning our usual refreshments but also a beer tent. The arena attractions are bigger and better with the Wacky Tumblairs, comedy trampolining clowns who have performed at County Shows and also on television, live music and the Surbiton Marching Band.

Due the success of the pony rides and hamster balls last year they will be returning this year. As always we will be showcasing local groups in the arena with gymnastics clubs and dance groups, along with the many local organisations that have made the event such a great success in the past.

Everyone is welcome to come and join the celebrations on this special Diamond Jubilee weekend.

The Fun Day remains a non-profit self funding organisation and we rely on the generosity of the community to support us. If you wish to become involved, help is always welcome,

We look forward to welcoming you on 3rd June.

For more information contact Pat Amos 07940 811314, or Barry Muggeridge 01784 254986 or mobile 07759 619884,