29th January 2024 | Lieutenancy News

Surrey from the Sky’ will be the theme for this year’s Surrey Day, which will take place on Saturday 11 May 2024.

It will be the sixth year of the annual celebration of life in the county, which sees the Surrey Lieutenancy partnering with BBC Radio Surrey and Visit Surrey, the county’s tourism board.

The theme will celebrate Surrey’s close links with aviation, from the Concorde at Brooklands Museum to the lifesaving flights made by the Air Ambulance from Redhill Aerodrome. There will also be visits to some of the great vantage points offering a birds eye view of the County, including Box Hill and Leith Hill. The top of the famous Leith Hill Tower is the highest point in the whole of South East England!

Surrey Day launched in 2019 and was the brainchild of one of the newly appointed Deputy Lieutenants Mark Carter. Mark is the BBC’s Deputy Managing Editor for the South and South, and has been a familiar voice on BBC Radio Surrey for over twenty years.

Chris Howard has also been appointed to the role of Deputy Lieutenant and is the chair of Visit Surrey. Like Mark, Chris has been part of the Surrey Day journey from the very beginning. Chris commented: “We keep thinking we will run out of things to talk about but there is just so much going on in Surrey. More and more people are realising what an amazing county they live in.”

Lord Lieutenant Michael More Molyneux added: “I’ve lived here all of my life but last year, I visited seven different venues, all of which I had never been to before. We are able to show what Surrey has to offer in a much broader context and that, I think, is so worthwhile.”

If you would like to get involved in Surrey Day 2024, please email surreyday@bbc.co.uk

You can here more about the launch of this year’s Surrey Day via this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0h7qtsh

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