This year’s walk on 11.12.18 was conducted as a survey of the shops and businesses on the High Street. We wanted to see if the High Street has all the right types of shops for the local people. The children completed a tally chart with various types of shops listed and enjoyed working out what category some of them fell into.
By the time we reached the department store Tudor Williams we were exhausted so watched a train snake its way along the railway bridge, pointed out the War Memorial in front of Waitrose after which we set off back to school. The weather was mild and sunny, so we enjoyed a pleasant walk. We will look at photographs and do a bit more research on the history of New Malden to assess how much it has changed from the small farming community it was before the coming of the railway in 1846.