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Duck Race Results Heritage Day 2015

Saturday 12th September 2015

Duck RaceThank you for everyone who supported this years Cobham Heritage Day by buying a ticket and sponsoring a duck for the Cobham Heritage Day Duck Race. We would especially like to thank Knight Frank Estate Agents for their sponsorship of the event.

Eight thousand ducks raced down the river from the Cobham Mill to the finish line by the Riverhill platform eagerly watched by a huge crowd.

The winners of the main Duck race are shown below. We will contact the winners during the coming week and arrange for you to collect your prize in exchange for your winning ticket.

Prize Ticket
Prize Ticket
1st Prize (£250) 166 15th Prize (£10)  3457
2nd Prize (£200) 4408   16th Prize (£10)  1407
3rd Prize (£100) 1245 17th Prize (£10)  7860
4th Prize (£50) 958 18th Prize (£10)  3017
5th Prize (£50) 6844 19th Prize (£10)  7721
6th Prize (£50) 5661 20th Prize (£10)  5104
7th Prize (£50) 574   21st Prize (£10)  7791
8th Prize (£50) 1734 22nd Prize (£10)  6669
9th Prize (£10) 5875   23rd Prize (£10)  6568
10th Prize (£10) 2373   24th Prize (£10)  7696
11th Prize (£10) 264   25th Prize (£10)  6017
12th Prize (£10) 3985
  26th Prize (£10)  5117
13th Prize (£10)  7615   27th Prize (£10)  1235
14th Prize (£10) 1952   28th Prize (£10)  3846


If you are a winner and haven't heard from us by Sun 20th Sept 2015, please contact us by either emailing us via the following email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

or writing to:

Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust
PO Box 335,
KT11 9AY

Joyce will then arrange for you to receive your prize in exchange for your winning ticket.

The Big Duck Race which ran before the main duck race was won by the shop Tanacious, Church Street. Congratulations!


Cobham Heritage Day 2015

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Cobham Heritage Day is organised by the Cobham Conservation & Heritage Trust and this year will take 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.

Full details of the day and how you could get involved are detailed below.
Cobham Heritage Day
Heritage Day Duck Race
Heritage Day Evening Entertainment
Cobham Heritage Day
Come to the 10th annual Cobham Heritage Day on Saturday 12th September 2015.
It's a family fun day and entry is free.

There are lots of activities for young and old. Find out more by clicking on the View Details button below and download a programme and map.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Cobham Heritage Duck Race
The highlight of the day is the Cobham Duck Race at 4pm, sponsored by Knight Frank Estate Agents. This year there will also be a "Big" Duck Race which will begin at 3:50pm.

You can sponsor a duck for just £1. Click on View Details below to find out where you can get your duck ticket.
Evening Entertainment
Our entertainment this year is
"A Celebration of Our Heritage"
Join us for an evening of entertainment celebrating our heritage in music, dance, story-telling and community singing!

Tickets are limited and are on sale before the event at the Cobham Bookshop and St Andrew's Church Parish Office.
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Get involved with Heritage Day
Volunteer Have a Stall Show your Classic Car
Heritage Day relies on lots of volunteers to make it successful.

It is a lot of fun and you only need to spare a couple of hours.

Why not contact us and find out which volunteer activities are available on the day or before, by clicking on the View Details button below.
StallholdersAre you a local charity or crafts business? If so, why not contact us and apply to have a stall at Heritage Day.

We try to keep a good mix of stalls which include local charities, crafts and small local businesses. We do limit the number of similar stalls so if you have something unusual do get in touch.
Click on View Details to find out more.
Classic Car Show
Do you have a Classic Car?

Why not bring your car along and join the 70 plus classic and vintage cars and motorcycles from Austin to Triumph from Bristol to Trabant.

Free to enter!

For application form and more details
click on View Details.

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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.


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

Cobham Heritage Trust honoured with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2015

Queens Award for Voluntary ServiceThe 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.

The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is one of 187 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award in 2015. The number of awards handed out to groups have increased by over 60% from 2014, due to an increase in high quality applications, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to tackle community challenges.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities. The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. Award winners this year range from Ablaze, a charity helping to raise academic achievement amongst disadvantaged young people in Bristol to a volunteer rescue boat service on Loch Lomond.

Sir Gerald Acher CBE LVO, Chairman of the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust said:

"This is a tremendous achievement for the Trust and its hard working committee and one which I am very proud to have been involved with. During the last decade, the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust has gone from strength to strength tackling some ambitious projects such as entertaining 5,000 people annually on Heritage Day; creating an education programme for the local schools; and hosting HRH The Countess of Wessex for the Dedication of the £150,000 Riverhill Project to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. All of our projects such as these are run solely by our army of willing volunteers.

To achieve our goals we have involved individuals, families, local businesses, schools, clubs, Borough and County Councils, and the community spirit and cohesion of Cobham is obvious from our combined achievements. I would like to thank my wonderful committee, all our members, volunteers and supporters and I look forward to working with everyone in the next exciting ten years."

Surrey's County Councillor for Cobham, Mary Lewis, who nominated the Trust for this award, said:

"I was delighted to nominate the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust because they have made such a positive contribution to the community spirit of Cobham over the last decade by bringing people from all walks of life together, through a variety of worthwhile and enjoyable projects. They are the sort of organisation that binds communities together, which has been invaluable to Cobham."

The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust will receive the award from the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP later this summer.

To view the full press release click here


2015 CIL Support

Consultation on 2015 Community Infrastructure Levy funding applications

At the AGM we approved submitting our proposals for financial support for footpath maintenance, and for the acquisition of a museum display cabinet for the new library to display Cobham and related historic artefacts following the closure of the Elmbridge museum to visitors. We have suggested that we fund 50% and the Elmbridge community infrastructure levy (CIL) the other 50%.

Decisions will be taken on June 16th, but in advance of this the community is invited to show their support for the projects.

Because the demands on the CIL funds could outweigh the funds available due to some large requests, it will be vital if we are to succeed, for our members and supporters to register their support for our projects. Thus may we ask you and your like minded friends to register your support by commenting on both the footpath maintenance project and the museum display project by either following the steps below or downloading the Cobham CIL Response Form from here (.doc Word Document format) which should be completed and then sent as an attachment by email or sent by post to the Elmbridge Planning Policy team (address details are shown on the last page of the Form).

Responses must be received by the Elmbridge Planning Policy team by 22 May 2015.
Read more: 2015 CIL Support

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