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.
The ERA has put up the following Blue Plaques:
- Francis J Williamson (Erected 2010) – Grapes House, Esher High St
- Leslie George Lord Scarman (Erected 2012)
- Countess of Lovelace (Erected 2014)
- Jane Porter & Anna Maria Porter (Erected 2014)
- John Cobb ( Erected 2016) – Grove House
- George Harrison ( Erected 2017) – Claremont Drive
- Bill Bedford (Erected 2019) – West End Lane
More details on the Blue Plaques will be coming soon…