The ERA is keen to ensure that Esher’s illustrious past plays a strong part in describing the town and reflects in its future.

Our campaigning has seen several historic buildings listed and protected, notably Cobblestone Cottage at the top of More Lane in 2015.

The blue plaque scheme remembers sculptors, notable lawyers and such disparate residents as former Beatle George Harrison, Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and John Cobb, once the fastest man on earth.