Visit Cobham Heritage Day on Saturday 8th September 2018
Heritage Day is a family fun day which is free to enter and occupies Cobham Church Street, St Andrew's Church and Church Yard, Church Gate House and the Leg O'Mutton Field.
Stalls and Attractions
There are over 90 varied stalls and attractions. The stalls give the public an opportunity to meet local charities, crafts and small businesses throughout the day and to discover interesting organisations and unusual items to buy. Some of the stalls offer delicious things to eat and drink, while others have games and children's items to buy.
We also have free entertainment and attractions throughout the day. These include Maypole Dancing, Birds of Prey demonstrations, Shetland Ponies, Juggling and Circus Skills, Punch & Judy, the Cobham Band and our regular live Jazz Band in Church Street, and more.
Other major attractions we have every year on the Leg O'Mutton field are the Cobham Garden Club Autumn Show, Cobham Bus Museum and the ever popular Classic & Vintage Car Gathering.
A special new attraction this year is the WW1 Tent showcasing events a hundred years ago. Brooklands Museum will be showing a replica of a SE5a plane which operated in the first World War.
All day parking is available on the Leg O'Mutton Field for a small charge £2.
We are pleased to say that the Cobham Mill will be open on Heritage Day. The Cobham Mill is the only working water mill in Surrey and will be open in the afternoon to provide demonstrations of how corn was milled using the power of the river Mole.
Cedar House Open
Cedar House will be open once again. Come and visit this historic house and have a coffee from Bronte's pop up cafe and be entertained by our visiting musicians (programme below).
Musical Entertainment at Cedar House
The Elderly Brothers: From Wisley and Guildford, Cameron Brown and Trevor Pollitt play in various local bands. As their name suggests, this duo concentrates on songs by the Everly Brothers plus a few others from that era.
Steve Hunt known as Silver Steve has a wide repertoire, but primarily enjoys singing ballads and rock ‘n’ roll from the golden age of pop, the fifties and sixties, interspersing guitar instrumentals and adding in songs from more recent years.
Dragonfly Sky are an engaging acoustic harmony duo/trio based in Surrey. Chris, Amy and Rob perform originals and covers in a unique style; well crafted, atmospheric songs, with mellifluous harmonies.
John Tanner: Accomplished Woking-based singer/songwriter, sings his own songs and the ballads of the 60/70s
Visit the beautiful 12thC Parish Church which has served the community for more than eight centuries?
- Fun activities for children
- Homemade refreshments and cream teas
- 20 minute talks on the church’s history by local historian David Taylor, at 11.30am and 14.30pm
- Musical performances
- Have a go at hand bell ringing
- Displays of community activities and the charities we support
“100 years ago in Cobham” Poster Trail Competition
Why not join in the Cobham Remembers “100 years ago in Cobham” poster trail, a competition for children up to the age of 15?
You will start to see posters appearing at the end of July 2018 in shops around the Cobham village centre (High Street, Church Street, Hollyhedge Road, Anyards Road, Oakdene Parade) featuring photographs of Cobham 100 years ago. The competition answers can be found on the 15 numbered posters (not all of them are numbered so look out!). To enter, download the questions and application form on the right.
Cobham Duck Race
Heritage Day starts at 11am in Church Street and concludes with the Cobham Duck Race on the River Mole which is kindly sponsored by Knight Frank Estate Agents. The Duck Race begins at 4pm and 8,000 yellow plastic ducks will be launched at the Cobham Mill weir and the first 18 ducks to reach the finish line at Riverhill opposite the Wildwood Old Bear Pub all receive a prize. The first prize being £300.
Are you an enthusiastic Gardener or Homecraft/Handcrafter? Why don't you enter one of the Autumn Show classes, there are special children's classes as well. You can visit the Garden Club website at www.cobhamgardenclub.com for more details.
Heritage Day is run by the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust and relies on a wonderful group of volunteers.
It takes over 100 volunteers to put on Heritage Day and we are always looking for new volunteers who can help, even if it is just a couple of hours on the day. It's great fun, so why not visit our Volunteering page to find out how you could take part in this great Cobham event.
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! Visit our Classic Car page for more details.
We normally start to take bookings for stallholders from May so if you think you may have a suitable stall please visit our Stallholder page.