College Ward Residents Association

Residents with no political hue working for you

Epsom Trainers’ Open Day

Monday 28th August is Epsom Trainers’ Open Day: An action packed day of racing with free family entertainment, from zip wires to face painters. See epsomdowns.co.uk for more information.

Epsom Derby Festival Week

From Friday 26 May to 3rd June, the Derby Festival Week has lots of interesting events around the borough, including: a traditional Derby Sunday Market in the Marketplace, children’s craft activities, fashion shows, history walks, screening of the classic 1952 Derby Day film, a free concert and shop window competition.

Full details: http://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/visitors/whats-on/event/epsom-derby-festival-week

Event timetable: http://insight.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/assets/1/epsom_derby_timetable_leaflet_2017.pdf

2017 AGM Report

College Ward Residents Association held its AGM on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at the Downs View Suite, Duchess Stand. The speaker, Jim Boyle BVSc, MRCVS, Trainer at South Hatch Stables in Burgh Heath Road delivered a most interesting talk on the History of Racehorse Training In Epsom.

Epsom first sprang to prominence in 1618 when Henry Wicker, a grazier, discovered the “purgative” qualities, on both humans and animals, of the local saline well water which contained magnesium sulphate – now commonly known as Epsom Salts. People subsequently flocked to Epsom as a spa destination to take the water and its popularity grew.

Numerous attractions were needed to entertain the visitors and, as part of the amusements provided for them, the town consequently developed a close and long lasting link to horse racing. Due to its close proximity to London, and the free draining quality of the rolling Epsom Downs, it was particularly suited to the training and racing of horses.

2017 Subscriptions

Any day now you will receive an envelope like this through your door. You can put £3 cash in it and return it to your road Rep. Or if you prefer you can pay by internet banking.

Our bank details are:

College Ward Residents Association
Lloyds Bank
Sort code: 30-93-08
Account number: 00439551

Please put your address as the reference. Thank you.

Sound of Fireworks at Epsom College

Some noise may emanate from Epsom College grounds between 4 and 5 pm on Monday 6th February when fireworks will be let off after a Chemistry lecture.