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We offer free access to all visitors wishing to know more about the Cobbold and related families. The Trust is committed to collecting and conserving the family histories and artifacts for the benefit of present and future generations.

 

Event Updates

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh9th April 2021

The tenor bell at St. Clement’s (the Cobbold church) in Ipswich will be tolled half muffled (so will sound once loud and once soft) at 6.0pm on the evening of 9 th April to mark the sad passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The present plan is to repeat this on the day of the funeral.


ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

We understand that the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW on Sunday 28th March at 7.0pm BST on BBC 1 will be the second of the two episodes filmed at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich.  Family members will recall that Christchurch Mansion was given to the people of Ipswich by Felix Thornley Cobbold (#201 on the web family tree) in 1895


FEBRUARY….. ‘tis the month of the blessings of St. ValentineFebruary 2021

Perhaps this pandemic year we should broaden its meaning to include all those who have been bereaved and all those on the front line of our struggle. Elizabeth Cobbold would certainly have wished us to do so. See this month’s Cobbweb ‘Oh come and be my Valentine.’


Christchurch Mansion is the venue for the ANTIQUES ROADSHOWJanuary 2021

"Christchurch Mansion (given to the people of Ipswich by Felix Thornley Cobbold #201 in 1895) is the venue for the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW on Sunday 17th January 2021 at 7.0 pm on BBC 1.

Resulting from the gift of the Mansion, Ipswich was able to buy the park making CHRISTCHURCH PARK one of the Borough's greatest assets."


WE'RE ON THE MOVE!December 2020

The Cobbold Family History Trust, including its much cherished archive will move to KNEBWORTH HOUSE in Hertfordshire in the first half of 2021.  The exact timing will be partially dictated by Covid 19.

Please look at "Cobbwebs News & Views" frequently over the next few weeks to keep up to date with developments.  

Thank you.


WE WILL REMEMBER THEM11th November 2020

One of a family history organisation's imperative tasks is to remember family members who did not return. Each year we place an announcement in the Daily Telegraph on or around Armistice Day.  This year is no exception.  

PLEASE HAVE A LOOK


WE WISH YOU ALL WELLApril 2020

“A family history website is concerned with all generations, but necessarily particularly with the older and therefore more vulnerable family members.  In these extraordinary times

WE WISH YOU ALL WELL.”


HUMPHREY COBBOLD is to be on QUESTION TIME on THURSDAY 26th MARCH on BBC 1 at 8.0pmMarch 2020

HUMPHREY COBBOLD #645 on the family tree is to be on QUESTION TIME on THURSDAY 26th MARCH on BBC 1 at 8.0pm


ELIZABETH COBBOLD: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES 200 YEARS AGO.January 2020

Click on the link below to read Steve Russell’s review

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/biography-on-ipswich-brewer-s-high-achieving-wife-1-6473774


THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION!January 2020

The Trust received a donation of £50 from Christopher Cobbold by transfer into its bank account on the 2nd December.  There are a number of Christopher Cobbolds and we would like to thank the donor if he would be kind enough to make himself known to us.  Thank you.


A MESSAGE FROM THE KEEPERNovember 2019

I am having hip replacement surgery on 12th November.  Please bear with me if there are delays to responses between then and Christmas whilst I am convalescent.  

Thank you.  

Anthony.


TRUST’S 15TH BIRTHDAY – OCTOBER 2019October 2019

Please help celebrate our birthday by making a donation which we will put into the Endowment Fund to protect our long-term future.  Very important!

Thank you, Anthony.


75th Anniversary of D-Day

Cobbwebs News and Views will carry some commemorative items during June.

Please have a look!


THANK YOU!

We asked a mystery donor to make him/herself known to us so that we could say ‘Thank You’.

It is a pleasure to report that the lady donor did just that and she has been thanked for her generous gift which has been added to the Endowment Fund.


DONATION?

Somebody very kindly made a donation of £100 which appeared on the Trust’s bank statement via JUST GIVING on 8 th January 2019. 

Please would the donor get in touch so that we can say THANK YOU?


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