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Volunteer for Heritage Day 2015

VolunteersThe Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is a charity and relies on its volunteers for all it does.

Cobham Heritage Day is our major event each year and relies on lots of volunteers to make it successfull. You could help to make it special again this year by just volunteering a couple of hours.

It's a lot of fun and we have all sorts of jobs and activities to choose from. Here are just some examples:-

  • Selling Duck Race tickets in Cobham on specific days leading up to Heritage Day or on Heritage Day itself.
  • Putting out and collecting the bunting and decorations.
  • Putting out and collecting the signage.
  • Manning the car park.
  • Meet and Greet the stallholders and helping them to find their allocated stall position.
  • Assisting with the unloading and loading of stallholder vehicles.
  • Helping with the launch of the ducks for the duck race.
  • Collecting the ducks after the race.
  • Marshalling the crowds during the duck race.
  • Litter picking.
  • ...

Why not contact our volunteer coordinator, Norah Bethell to find out more, either by phone on 01932 867796 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Surrey Churches Preservation Trust Ride & Stride 2015

The Bike Ride & Stride takes place annually on the second Saturday in September, National Heritage Day – 12 September this year. Cyclists, and walkers, are given a list of participating churches in their area. They map out their own route to visit churches by bike or on foot, and then get friends to sponsor them. The money collected is divided into two. Half goes to the church of the cyclist's/walker's choice; the other half is retained by the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust for distribution to churches in need of restoration and repair.

The Bike Ride, or Stride, is a fun way to spend time on a pleasant day in September, while supporting a worthy cause. This year Sue Woolley, from St. Mary's, is very nobly going to stride round Guildford visiting churches. Is anyone from either of our churches in the united Benefice prepared to join her? Alternatively, might you cycle round our lovely Surrey countryside that day?
Read more: Surrey Churches Preservation Trust Ride & Stride 2015

Surrey in the Great War - Can you help please?

Tower of London PoppiesAre you interested in capturing some of the stories from the First World War and would you like to become part of the Surrey Heritage project to preserve the legacy of wartime Cobham for future generations? The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will help build a digital archive of Surrey's First World War story creating a lasting record of how the war shaped Surrey.

We are looking for Volunteers and someone to lead this project on behalf of our community who can collate the archive material we have available as well as explore original records, letters or gather stories that have been passed down through local families, etc.

If you wish to find out more kindly email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 01932 865224 for further details. Thank you.


Cobham Heritage Day - Sat 12 Sept 2015

Cobham Heritage Day 2015
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Cobham Heritage Day is organised by the Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust and this year will Cobham Heritage Trust Logotake place on Sat 12th September 2015.

The day will open at 11am and conclude at 4pm with the Cobham Duck Race which will start at the Cobham Mill and finish at Riverhill.

As with previous years we also have a special musical evening in St Andrew's Church. The evening entertainment is ticket only and tickets can be purchased at the Cobham Bookshop or the St Andrew's Church Parish office.

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Where to get your Duck Race Tickets

DuckThere will be plenty of opportunities to buy tickets in advance for the Cobham Duck Race due to be held on the 12th September 2015 during Heritage Day.

In previous years we have sold out during the day, so buying them early ensures you have a chance of winning one of the 28 cash prizes.

The prizes are:-

1st Prize £250
  2nd Prize £200
  3rd Prize £100
Five further prizes of £50 and twenty more of £10.

Duck Race Tickets will be on sale for £1 each and will be available at the following locations:


Sat 25 July 2015 Farmers Market 9.30-11.30am
Fri 14 August 2015 Hollyhedge 10-4pm
Sat 15 August 2015 Waitrose 10-4pm
Fri 21 August 2015 Waitrose 10-4pm
Sat 22 August 2015 Farmers Market 9.30am-1.30pm
Fri 28 August 2015 Hollyhedge 10-4pm
Sat 29 August 2015 Waitrose 10-4pm
Mon 31 August 2015 Downside Sports Day 10-4pm
Fri 4 September 2015 Hollyhedge 10-4pm
Sat 5 September 2015 Waitrose 10-4pm
Tue 8 September 2015 Cobham Station 6.45-9.30am
Fri 11 September 2015 Waitrose 10-4pm
Sat 12 September 2015

Heritage Day - Church Street - All Day
(subject to availability)

Dates and times subject to change due to poor weather etc.

Duck tickets will also be available during normal opening hours from our sponsor, Knight Frank the Estate Agents near Riverhill.


Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Presentation - 19th July 2015

Queens Award for Voluntary Service Award 19 July 2015The Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust has been honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. This recognizes all those who carry out volunteer tasks for our Trust.

On Sunday 19th July 2015 the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP, who has taken a great interest in the Cobham Heritage Trust during her Term of Office, presented the Chairman of the Trust, Sir Gerry Acher CBE LVO, with the award on behalf of the Queen in the presence of Elizabeth Kennedy - The High Sheriff of Surrey, Trust volunteers and members.

A selection of photographs taken to record this special event, are shown below. Click on a photo to view a larger version.
Read more: Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Presentation - 19th July 2015

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The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust (CCHT) was relaunched in November 2005 from the Cobham Conservation Group. You can find out more about the Trust on the About Us page.

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