Thrill and Spills in store at Combers’ TT Soapbox Race

Comber is getting ready for Soapbox racing!!  The town’s first TT Soapbox Race meeting was launched on Saturday 8th June in the presence of an original TT racing car along with a race-ready soapbox.

This event will take place on Saturday 17th August starting at 5.30pm with three races from High Street down into the Square.

Comber TT Soap Box Race

It is being organised by Comber Regeneration Community Partnership, and its Chairman Philip Smith is excited about this event.  “I am delighted that after months of planning , we can officially announce that we will be running the first ever TT Soap Box Race on Saturday 17th August.  I’m sure it will be a tremendous event, and I hope that the comber people will get fully involved and support it”.

The Ards TT race was a massive event in the sporting calendar of the late 1920’s and 30’s attracting thousands of spectators.

Philip continues “We want to rejuvenate this famous brand for the benefit of Comber and we believe it’s a great way to involve the whole community in bringing it back to life. ‘It will be free, fun event and we hope that it will attract lots of visitors to the town”. 

CRCP members

Committee Members from l-r Irene Atherton, Joan Cowan, Roy Murray, Philip Smith, Robert Bennett, Liz Hamilton & Alberto Oscoz. Missing Desi Mackey.


Getting ready to Colour Glen Link

Getting ready for a busy day planting and weeding tomorrow. If you are coming please bring along any trowels or forks you may have. 10am Glen Link Colour Comber

Nominate your Comber’s ‘ Unsung Heroine’

* She’s a wonderful neighbour, or a loving childminder or maybe has spent her life fundraising for charity.?
* Start thinking about a woman either in an organisation or in the neighbourhood or at home. – She inspires others or shows boundless kindness or lovingly looks after someone at home.
* If her actions have inspired you please nominate her for Comber Earlies Festival Queen.
😊😊 Nomination forms in Library, John Minnis Office or Livingstones😊

John Minnis met with Comber Royalty

John  spent the morning with three Queens; the reigning Queen, the Queen Mum, and the first ever Queen!

CRCP expresses their thanks to John Minnis Estate Agents for sponsoring this years Festival Queen.

John Minnis. 

Welcoming members of De Wind Family to Comber

Campbell College honours Edmund De Wind VC at reception with members of De Wind family and Comber’s De Wind VC Committee. #EdmundDeWind#

Unveiling of the Memorial Stone to Edmund De Wind VC

At noon on Wednesday 21 March, Ards and North Down Borough Council will be unveiling a memorial stone marking 100 years since Second Lieutenant Edmund De Wind’s actions leading to the posthumous award of the Victoria Cross.

The memorial stone will be set in an engraved granite plinth in The Square, Comber, near to where Edmund de Wind was born and grew up. Edmund has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial to the missing near the French village of Albert. He was 34 years old.

Thank you to the Edmund De Wind VC 100 Committee which has, through significant local fundraising initiatives, raised the money to provide the granite plinth.

To find out more about the life and tragic death of Edmund De Wind, visit North Down Museum’s exhibition, in Comber library until end of March. The exhibition will then move to other libraries in the Borough.

A short video by Stephen Kerr of SKPhotos shows the Pozieres Memorial:

Wed 21st March …A Special Day for Comber

Wednesday 21st March 2018
Unveiling of Memorial Stone to Edmund De Wind VC in Comber Square.
Civic Ceremony …12 Noon.
Join us in the Square and be part of this special day as Comber remembers its WW1 hero. #EdmundDeWind#Combersquare#

Vision for Comber

“Vision for Comber” Sat 10th March 2018
CRCP members spent time at a workshop facilitated by Lisa Campbell, sharing their ideas for the ongoing regeneration of Comber #watchthisspace #visionforcomber

Launch of Edmund De Wind VC Exhibition in Comber Library

Launch of Edmund DeWind exhibition
in Comber Library.
Pop along and read about Comber’s WW1 hero.
Exhibition there until end of March.

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