How did Sunbury get its name?
Sunbury gets its name from a Saxon chieftain called Sunna who built his riverside settlement, or Burgh, here.
How long have people been living in Sunbury?
People have been living in this area for many thousands of years. During excavations for the new Sunbury Lock in 1926, remains of citizens living here between 4,000 and 3,000 BC were found and a later burial ground from the Bronze Age, dated around 1,700 BC was found on Sunbury Common.
Does Sunbury have any claims to fame?
It surely does even though rather unusual! The yew tree in the churchyard of St Mary's is mentioned in Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and The Magpie Hotel in Thames Street was the original meeting place of the Grand Order of Water Rats in 1889.
There are many nurseries, regularly inspected by Ofsted, teaching a basic grounding in numeracy and literacy in Preparation for primary school. There are too many to mention and we advise you visit several before making up your mind.
We personally recommend Woody Woodpeckers for 2-
Beauclerc County Infant School 116 French Street, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 780672 www.beauclerc.surrey.sch.uk
Hawkedale Infant School Stratton Road, Sunbury on Thames
Tel 01932 789412 www.hawkedale.surrey.sch.uk
Chennestone Primary School Manor Lane, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 785477 www.chennestone.surrey.sch.uk
Kenyngton Manor School Beechwood Avenue, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 783778 www.kenyngtonmanor.surrey.sch.uk
Springfield Primary School Nursery Road, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 782825 www.springfield.surrey.sch.uk
St. Ignatious RC Primary School Green Street, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 785396 www.st-
Bishop Wand C of E School Laytons Lane, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 785477 www.bishopwand.surrey.sch.uk
St.Pauls Catholic School The Ridings, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 783811 www.st-
Sunbury Manor School Nursery Road, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 784258
There are also "special needs" schools within the local area.
Spelthorne College Higher and Adult Education, Church Road, Ashford Tel. 01784 248666
Ashford & St. Peters Hospital NHS Trust
Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey
Tel. 01932 872000 www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk
Ashford Hospital NHS Trust
London Road, Ashford, Middlesex.
Tel. 01784 884488 www.ashfordstpeters.nhs.uk
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Twickenham Road, Isleworth, Middlesex
Tel. 0208 560 2112 www.west-
Weybridge Hospital, High Street, Weybridge, Surrey -
Sunbury Health Centre Green Street, Sunbury
Tel. 01932 713399 www.nhs.uk/service
C & J Busby, A Norris, K Wilson 145 Green Street, Sunbury
Tel. 01932 783208
A J Dunn, Heatherslade, Green Street, Sunbury
Tel. 01932 787725
S. Urdang, 198 The Avenue, Sunbury
Tel. 01932 783801
G Want, 62 The Avenue, Sunbury
Tel. 01932 782234
Sunbury Leisure Centre Nursery Road, Sunbury on Thames
(Badminton, gymnasium, five-
Tel. 01932 772287 www.spelthorne.gov.uk/leisure
Virgin Active The Avenue, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 755755 www.virginactive.co.uk
Racing events throughout the year at Kempton Park Racecourse.
Sailing Club at the Queen Mother Reservoir offering board and dinghy sailing from June to August. Nearby Littleton Sailing Club has facilities for the disabled. The Riverside Arts Centre Lower Sunbury covers arts, operatic, pottery, poetry and amateur dramatics.
The Walled Garden in Sunbury Park is a delightful place to visit. The garden itself is planted in a range of styles of historical significance with collections of plants from all around the world. The garden is also a venue for the annual Sunbury Fayre in the summer.
Sunbury is host to many pubs, restaurants, café bars etc. If you are taking a walk along the River in Thames Street, you will stumble across The Magpie Public House which offers great food and variety of ales along with good hospitality.
For those with a more oriental taste, there is the Noon on Moon on the corner of Thames Street and The Avenue, Indian Zest and The Shahin on Thames Street or The Yum Yum Tree on the main shopping parade at Sunbury Cross.
Indian takeaway or delivery service is provided by Shappi Tandoori on Vicarage Road.
Adjacent to Marks & Spencer you will find a delightful café bar called Puccinos serving wonderful cappuccinos and lovely food.
By Rail: National Rail Enquiries
By Minicab: Handycars (Heathcfroft Avenue)
By Coach: National Express
By Air: Heathrow
0870 0000123 Gatwick 0870 0002468
By Bus: Tellings Golden Miller, London United, First Group and Armchair operate in this general area.
For public transport route and timetable information telephone Traveline on 0870 6082608 or look them up at www.traveline.org.uk
Tel. 0845 920 0888 www.thameswater.co.uk
Tel. 0845 744 4555 www.sseathome.co.uk
Seeboard Powercare Plc
Tel. 0800 783 8866 www.edfenergy.com
Transco Gas Emergency Service
Tel. 0800 111 999 www.nationalgrid.com
Three Valleys Water
Tel. 0845 782 3333 https://central.veoliawater.co.uk
Environment Agency Floodline
Tel. 0845 988 1188 www.environment-
Situated on the main parade at Sunbury Cross
Spelthorne Borough Council Knowle Green, Staines, Middlesex
Tel. 01784 451499 www.spelthorne.gov.uk
Church of England
St Marys Thames Street, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 779431 www.achurchnearyou.com
St. Saviours Vicarage Road, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 782800 www.st-
St Marys Church Street, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 785448
St. Ignatius Green Street, Sunbury on Thames
Tel. 01932 783507 www.rcdow.org.uk/sunburyonthames
Sunbury Methodist Staines Road East, Sunbury
Tel. 01932 788259 www.sunbury.tmcc.org.uk
Open Door Church Green Street, Sunbury
Tel. 01932 782005 www.opendoorchurchsunbury.com
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