Walton-on-Thames is a town in the south-east of England. The town has a rich history and is proud to have some links with pop culture in England. The population of the town is about 23,000 and most of them are scattered among the various districts in and around the city.
Walton’s name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, which many believe means “the farm of the Welsh.” Walton is suspected of being where Julius Caesar developed the Thames on his second invasion of Britain. No proof of this has been made, however, to confirm it or not.
Walton Bridge has had five incarnations on the site since the first one was built back in the 15th century. There are plans to build a sixth, but construction has been delayed after the public protested against some of the original plans. Construction is now slated to begin sometime in 2010.
Sports play an important role in life in Walton. Proximity to water provides opportunities for rowing, kayaking and canoeing. In addition, there is the Walton and Hersham FC, who play their games at Stompond Lane. The FC is called the swan. In addition, there is the Walton Casuals FC, also known as the oxen.
The town has many connections to pop culture. One example of this is that many Monty Python sketches were filmed in and around the town. If you ever get the chance to watch the re-released video of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life take a closer look and you’ll be able to see many of the town’s sights. Another connection to pop culture is that Dreamer Tommy Bolin was written for someone in Walton, though we still don’t know who he was. If you are in the area and looking for something to do. Take the day and explore all the town of Walton-on-Thames has to offer.