Carshalton on Sea Events – 20th & 21st June 2015


Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st June Carshalton-on-Sea Summer Festival Join us for a weekend of seaside themed fun, market and music performances in conjunction with World Music Day. Programme of events throughout Carshalton Village all weekend
Many more details immediately below.

SPECIAL CARSHALTON LETTERED ROCK will be available from Honeywood Museum and some venues in Carshalton. Get it while you can!!

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Lost Child Point and St John’s Ambulance Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm at Honeywood

Honeywood will be very busy; to ease space for all our visitors there will be no access to the house with buggies during this event. There will be a buggy park provided outside in front of the building which will be manned by volunteers. Please note buggies and other items are left entirely at the owners risk; this is not a monitored security area and Honeywood Museum, The Friends of Honeywood Museum and LB Sutton cannot accept any responsibility for your personal property left in this area.

Please note activities do not require pre-booking but space is limited.

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st 10am-5pm. Free. Donations are very welcome

We Do Like to be Beside the Seaside Exhibition

Face painter at Honeywood 10:00-12:30, 13:00 -14:30, 14:45-17:00. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age. £2.00 per child

Traditional sideshows –Coconut Shy, Hook a Duck, Ball in Bucket, Flip a Frog, Hoopla, Lucky Dip, try stilt walking (small charge for sideshows, with a chance to win a small prize)

Drop in crafts on a seaside theme

Sandpits and a chance to make sandcastles, beach toys in the garden

Saturday 20th June

2.00-2.30pm and 3.30-4pm Mr Smelly Socks magical fun show (Available for children’s parties etc.

2.00-3.00pm and 3.30-4.30pm End of The Pier Show. A taste of Music Hall with members of Avalon Theatre Company and Sea Songs with the Zero Carbon Band

Sunday 21st June

11.00-11.30am, 1.00-1.30pm, and 3.00-3.30pm Mr Smelly Socks magical fun show

11.30am-12.30pm I Can See the Sea! A family writing workshop with Lucy Furlong, where parents and children can try out different activities and exercises for writing poems with a Carshalton-on-Sea theme. These will include: Poetry Lucky Dip, X Marks the Spot, The Creature of Carshalton Ponds, There be Pirates! And more….. Find out more about Lucy Furlong HERE.

2.30pm Penny Royal Clog Dancers With a chance to join in

3.30-5pm Clarisma Clarinet Quartet playing music from classical to jazz

Carshalton Village – Focus Team’s Actions

In recent years we have been fully involved amongst many other matters with the following activities:-

1) More School Places. We successfully worked with Carshalton All Saints C of E Primary School and with local residents to bring a new form of entry.

2) Preserving and Enhancing our Heritage. We designed and obtained funding for a new Carshalton Second World War Memorial to be completed this year. We are also deep cleaning all the borough’s war memorials.

3) Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour. We worked with local police to ensure that anti-social behaviour is minimised and Carshalton High Street and local parks kept safe.

4) Heritage Centre. We refurbished the Heritage Centre at Honeywood Walk, Carshalton with improved displays, using Lottery Funding.

5) Improved Leisure Facilities. We refurbished and modernised Westcroft Centre including a new Carshalton Library.

6) Invested in our High Street. We secured funding for new Carshalton village signs which will be installed soon, introduced the Carshalton Christmas lights and brought the new Frost Fair to help local businesses thrive.

7) Listening to You. Carshalton Council buildings including The Lodge and The Grove House: We consulted extensively with local residents and Friends Groups over re-use of the redundant council buildings whose future re-use is now assured.

8) Better Transport. We successfully campaigned with Tom Brake MP and other Lib Dem councillors to save the cross London Thameslink loopline trains service.

9) Safer Roads 1. We installed safer crossing facilities at the junction of Ruskin Road and Park Lane following the All Saints School expansion nearby. We got pavement bollards installed at the junction of Ruskin Road and Woodstock Road.

10) Safer Roads 2. We successfully campigned for TfL to install new railings around Carshalton Ponds.

11) Carshalton Park. We installed marker posts to protect the air raid shelter discovered in 2012 and various brick piers to the park railings rebuilt/repaired. We have got the “Ornamental Garden” between Talbot Road/The Square junction and Ruskin Road improved.

12) The Grove Park. We install a new waste bins and a new multi-gym at the award winning park.

Honours Mead, The Park – now occupied

The main building of the former Carshalton War Memorial Hospital is now completely redeveloped as 13 houses numbered 2-16 Honours Mead and 16B-16F The Park, Carshalton.  The former eight houses are accessed off Corbould Close and the latter five houses are accessed off the entrance road off Ashcombe Court, The Park. Here is a photo taken by Hamish on Sunday, 15th December 2013, 99 years after the outbreak of the war commemorated by the hospital.

Honours Mead now in residential use agaib

Honours Mead now in residential use again

“Honours Mead” & War Memorial Hospital Plaque, The Park, Carshalton

Our friend Richard, who lives nearby to the site, has very kindly sent us some photos of the new plaques at Honours Mead, The Park, Carshalton commemorating the former Carshalton War Memorial Hospital.P1020364P1020365  Thanks very much, Richard.

Honours Mead, The Park (War Memorial Hospital Redevelopment)

Progress photos of Honours Mead, The Park, Carshalton (conversion of the former Carshalton War Memorial Hospital built in the 1920s) were taken by Cllr. Hamish Pollock on Monday, 6th May 2013.

There will be about a dozen new homes created out of the original hospital building, the more modern extensions having been demolished.

View of Honours Mead from Ashcombe Court, The Park

View of Honours Mead from Ashcombe Court, The Park