Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust

The Sad Loss of John Stephens

We were very sad to learn this week that one of our strongest supporters, John Stephens, passed away on the 26th May 2016.

John lived all his life in Downside, and was very protective of it and keen to ensure that it retained its character as a pretty village. He had a great sense of community, and loved the area, his home and his garden. To many he was known as Big John and he had a very distinctive laugh which was infectious! We will miss his contribution to the Heritage Trust, and many people in the area will miss seeing him on his daily walk with his dog. Downside won’t be the same.

The Head at St Matthews School Rhian Thornton said when she heard the news, "That is so very sad. We really did have a soft spot for him" I’m sure she was speaking on behalf of us all.

As a Trust we offer our condolences to his wife Helen and his family.

23 Nov
Cobham Farmers Market
23 Nov 2019 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fresh produce farmers market held in Hollyhedge Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3DG (4th Saturday of each month)

1 Dec
Cobham Heritage Litter Pick - Downside
01 Dec 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us at 2 pm, meeting by the Cricketers pub sign at the corner of Downside Common and Downside Road. Please bring gloves and we will supply high-viz jackets and litter pickers.

11 Dec
Cobham Heritage Open Meeting
11 Dec 2019 8:00 pm

Become a Volunteer with Cobham Heritage

The Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust is a local charity which relies on vounteers to help run the Trust, promote local history and conservation issues and organise fund raising events such as our annual Cobham Heritage Day. If you think you might like to join us, visit our Volunteer Vacancies page to find out which roles you might like to get involved with. We always try to make it fun.


Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Riverhill Greenflag Award

Green Flag Award

Open Spaces Award

Open Spaces Award