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SES Explorer Awards 2015

The 2015 Scientific Exploration Society Explorer Awards were presented by Col John Blashford-Snell, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Pen Hadow, Neville Shulman CBE and Andrew Mitchell at the Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge on Tuesday the 5th May.

2015 SES Explorer Awards (1)Andrew Mitchell, Niall McCann, and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
2015 SES Explorer Awards (13)Rosie Stancer, Neville Shulman, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and Pen Hadow.
Rowan Bentall Charitable TrustAward sponsors Edward and Wendy Bentall, and Nigel Winser.
2015 SES Explorer Awards (23)The Scientific Exploration Society trustees and honary members.
Cadogan Tate Explorer AwardThe Cadogan Tate sponsors with award winner James Borrell.

Chobham Carnival 2015

The Chobham Carnival has been an annual village event since 1987, and has been successfully raising finds for community groups every year. The entertainment starts with a procession down the village high street, and follows with a day of events on the recreation ground.

The Carnival QueenThe Carnival Queen

Many of the village organisations take part in the procession.

Carnival ProcessionCarnival Procession
Carnival ProcessionCarnival Procession
Carnival Procession - Morris DancersCarnival Procession - Morris Dancers

Poppies at the Tower of London

In the months leading up to remembrance day on the 11th November 2014 an installation of ceramic poppies evolved in the moat surrounding the Tower of London. The installation was called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, and the 88,246 ceramic poppies created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper were to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Each poppy represented a British military fatality during the way. They were progressively added between the 17th July and the 11th November 2014.