AMRA (Armitage Murray Residents Association) was formed by the residents
soon after the two Charles Church estates were built in 1977. The main
function then was to take possession of the Amenity Area in the middle,
and handle issues such as insurance, tree surgery and grass cutting, etc.
It then soon became a useful excuse for us to get together
for social events such as the summer barbecue in the amenity area, and
low cost dinner/dances in places such as the Cordes Hall in the village of Sunninghill.
This is a public page for residents of Armitage & Murray Courts in Sunninghill, their friends, and anyone interested. e.g. guys who once lived here, but have moved. There are linked pages, including of wildlife in our amenity area, on the AMRA Pond page, and of our family and neighbours in Armitage Court in 1978 on the AMRA old pictures page. You may like my old Sunninghill History page. See also the CCTV Page. An extract is below. A much more detailed, private AMRA page is hosted elsewhere, and AMRA residents can email me if they want the link. This first video on the right is from 1978 & 1979 :-)
You can see more information about Robin and
the Lovelock family on
then linked pages such as
The Bigger Picture
Contact details below have been unchanged and public for decades on Robin's Contact page.
Robin and June Lovelock, 22 Armitage Court, Sunninghill, Ascot, Beks. SL5 9TA. UK. Tel: 01344 620775, Mobile 07736 353 404. email: email@example.com
The video on the left shows some Grumpy Old Men behaving badly with a drone in Armitage Court. This was on Tuesday 7th March 2017. These guys are member of the extended Team-Joker, and you can read more on Robin's Snoopy pages. The extract on the right is silent, but higher detail. Can you see your house ? Drones are not new: see that old "Armitage Court from the Air" below :-)
There are many wildlife videos on Robin's youtube channel
It may be best to see Robin's Oldest Videos First .
Some are on Robin's CCTV Page .
The problem in looking for wildlife videos is that my youtube channels is full of other videos, such as our holidays and Snoopy's robot boat escapades :-)
Here is the list: click on Hedgehog Stalks Cat , Deer on Valentine's Day 2015 , Badger on CCTV , Super Snail ! , Bird feeds frog to it's young , Bray Lake(near end) , Pheasant , Fox with Frog , Fox, Cat and Mirror , or click on a frame from those below.
15th February 2018: found today on an old VHS tape: that 2001 BBC World Click Online broadcast into 200 million homes:
Sunninghill TV Superstars !
Robin's new Roof page assists contracting of building work on his rear extention, as did his page for their Garden - now less of a wilderness :-)
July 2018: Deer chased by cat ! June 2021: Deer, fox cub, and hedgehog on our front porch; Our cat Tody catching mice. click on them to play :-)
May 2018: Fox Cub and Crow Eating Curry ! April: Owl landing on our pond fountain near the end, Australian Gnomes, etc :-)
September 2017: Mr Brock, the Badger, walks towards me on our bridge, I say "Hello", and then he licks my face and walks away again ;-)
February 2020: At the end: two TV broadcasts from the 1990's, starring Nick Knowless, of recent BBCTV "DIY SOS Big Build" fame.
Both filmed outside our house at 22 Armitage Court. One also stars our local Thames Valley Police, arresting Nick outside
our local Jade Fountain Chinese Restaurant, watched by Carol Vordeman and a live studio audience :-)
January 2021: Heron catching two mice instead of fishes in 2020 - now included in "Punishing the Heron in Sunninghill" :-)
Robin, June, and Samantha on their CCTV, in "Covid19 Lockdown". Samantha is working from home, for a company doing media monitoring Worldwide. See covid19 page.
Sunday 24th January 2021: We hope you are all coping well. Check out the video above of June punishing Robin for making snowballs :-)
Thursday 22nd April 2021: Robin was pleased with the job done yesterday by Louis of Apache Forestry, who then went round to 19a to speak to Chris Michaels, who also wanted some work done. There was some brief banter with Chris, about visitors might have the gates shut on them, and Robin's retort like, "Ahh Yes - the Australian Defence Strategey - Come on in !" :-)
Robin got the OK to take photos, and went round the back, for a brief chat with Mrs Michaels. Years ago, she had gone into labour with Chris on a flight to Greece. The 'plane was diverted back to Heathrow. Princess Anne were among the important people who visited them in West Middlesex hospital, and it was all over the Press. Maybe not just because of the drama of the flight. King Constantine of Greece lived for a while at the nice place down the road, opposite Charters School, and part of the Kings Beeches Estate. BTW. The Arab Billionaire now has permission to build his palace there :-)
June has been to 19a for coffee with Mrs Michaels. Robin was shown newspaper pictures by Mrs Michaels, years ago. He was AMRA Chairman, at the time of the (alleged) amusing incident on Christmas, where there was a confrontation between Mr Michaels and Robert at 18 AC. Little toddler Francesca Watson was trying out her new bicycle, and it went on the pavement outside the front gate. This is the property of 19a. It seems that Mrs Michaels leant out of an upper story window, pointing a shotgun, and shouted something like, "If you touch my husband, I'll blow you head off !" :-) Robin recalls having to deal with this, as Chairman, at the AMRA AGM, held not long after, at the Charters School Amenity area. Not a closed area - and interesting when this subject was raised by the audience.
Robin has always felt a bit guilty that the sign on the gate into the Amenity Area did not make ownership of the pavement clear. His excuse was not his drinking a glass of wine at the regular AMRA Committee Meetings :-) Robin was also busy with his day job at EASAMS . Robin looks forward to adding more here, according to the wishes of the Michaels Family, and any new occupants of 19a :-)
Any occupants of 19a, will have to contend with living adjacent to the Mad ex-NATo Scientist of Sunninghill, who worked at SHAPE Technical Centre, in Holland . When June and Robin returned from Holland in late 1980, with their young family, they remember "The Wood" behind them, with the noisy swimming pool on summer evenings :-) Not long after, new houses were built in Murray Court, including that behind us, and also 19a, before the Michaels Family moved in.
Other residents, and guys who live in Sunninghill may have stories to tell. But there may be some benifits: for some strange reason, petty criminals tend to steer clear of our end of Armitage Court. Is it the CCTV and Web Cams ? Or maybe those "water" squirters ? :-) Or maybe the fact that 22AC has been used for training of Thames Valley Police, and, in more recent years, a firing range for modern smart muniitions ?
Tap or Click on pictures to expand, or play videos, such as a demonstration given to the Bansal Costcutter family - if you dare :-)
From Robin: It's very convenient for me, that there are so few visitors to this page: just those given the link. See map and words near end of my Home page ;-)
The visit counters may give a rough indication on who else is visiting, or has visited, this page. I don't hide or disguise my visits, but they may appear as "Ascot", or miles away, like "Camberley, England" (on my Study PC), or "Redhill, England" ( on the Lounge PC). Positions may not be accurate, but times are. These may change at any time, without control by me. So, you may see if I'm "working" in the Study, or "playing" in Lounge :-)
Not all visits are seen, and some browsers hide location, but you may find Revolvermaps livestats for this AMRA page interesting - or very boring :-)
The video on the right shows several guys visiting my Covid19 page , soon after I posted a link to it on the Microtransat forum :-)
There have been visits to this page counted by www.Digits.net .
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