Waste Disposal Sunbury
Few little facts about Sunbury
Sunbury, also known as Sunbury-on-Thames, is town in the Surrey borough of Spelthorne, and part of the London commuter belt.Sunbury was in the Middlesex Domesday map in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Suneberie.
Sunbury has two areas divided by the M3. Lower Sunbury, colloquially known as a Sunbury Village borders the river Thames and makes up the southern portion of the town.The northern section is Sunbury Common .
Marking the western border of Sunbury is the Queen Mary Reservoir which was constructed in 1925. This is also home to a sailing club .
The town is also home to the Millennium Embroidery, a large commissioned artwork that commemorates Sunbury's ascension to the new millennium. It was designed by John Stamp and David Brown to be a large patchwork of Sunbury landmarks, including St.Mary's Church, Tha Admiral Hawke and the river. The finished piece is actually composed of several embroideries, the largest of which measures 9ft by 3ft. It took four years to complete and enlisted the help of over 140 volunteers and artists. Queen Elizabeth II visited the Embroidery in 2001 and a dedicated gallery for it was built in 2006.
The riverside St Mary's Anglican Church and the Ferry House nearby are mentioned in the book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Other literary references include the difficulty of rowing up Sunbury backwater in "Three men in a boat" by Jerome K. Jerome, and Sunbury Cross under a pall of smoke during "The War of the Worlds" by H.G.Wells.
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