Cob House News

Mel Clarke brings home a Silver Medal
4th September 2012

We are so very proud that our resident Archer, Mel Clarke has won the Silver Medal for Archery in the 2012 Paralympics.

This is an immense achievement for Mel, having won a Bronze in Beijing; this is certainly another one for the cabinet! 

Mel has a whole host of medals behind her since she has started competing in the Compound Archery; this is just the icing on the cake.

Revolutions Archery, Mel's company that runs at Cob House will be offering courses with Mel later in the year and anyone who is interested in registering should contact Cob House by email ( to register their interest, we can then keep you informed once Mel has confirmed her schedule.

Many congratulations to Mel from all the family and friends at Cob House.

What a Day for Mel Clarke!What a Day for Mel Clarke!

Mel Clarke runs her business Revolutions Archery here at Cob House and today we are all bursting with pride as Mel not only carried the Olympic Torch but it was also announced that she has been selected to compete in the 2012 Paralympics.

"It was an early start today as Mel was carrying the torch in Corse, and it was a fantastic sight to see" commented owner of Cob House, Helen Taylor "It was just the icing on the cake when it was officially announced that Mel would be representing GB in the Paralympics – we are just so pleased for her"

Mel runs many sessions at Cob House and engages people of all ages and abilities into this sport and is a great ambassador for Archery.

Mel has some 'have a go sessions' and lessons coming up shortly, details of which are on Cob House's website.

Mel regularly trains at Cob House and anyone is welcome to pop along and see her.

To read more about Mel's fascinating history please follow any of the links below:

Dawn Chorus List - Seen and heard on Walk from Cob House  May 5th 2012

Blue tit
Canada Goose
Collared Dove
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great tit
Green woodpecker
House sparrow
Lesser whitethroat
Long tailed tit
Mistle thrush
Pied wagtail
Song thrush
Willow warbler
Wood pigeon

LurchWelcome to Lurch who joined us on the 9th May 2012

Lurch is an Anglo Nubian Goat and is VERY large!

The Anglo-Nubian, or simply Nubian in the United States, is a breed of domestic goat.

The breed was developed in Great Britain of native milking stock and goats from the Middle East and North Africa. Its distinguishing characteristics include large, pendulous ears and a "Roman" nose. Due to their Middle-Eastern heritage, Anglo-Nubians can live in very hot climates and have a longer breeding season than other dairy goats.

Considered a dairy or dual-purpose breed, Anglo-Nubians are known for the high butterfat content of their milk, although on average, the breed produces less milk than other dairy breeds.

Anglo-Nubians are large, with does weighing at least 135 pounds (61 kg) and 175 pounds (79 kg) for bucks. The minimum height of the breed, measured at the withers, is 30 inches (76 cm) for does and 35 inches (89 cm) for bucks.

Like most dairy goats, they are normally kept hornless by disbudding within approximately two weeks of birth.

Spring is in the air at Cob House!

Goat KidCob House Fisheries based just outside Worcester were very pleased to welcome their very first baby born on site 25th January 2012

Born to Holly and Pip a kid Pigmy Goat, "We are just so delighted with our very first official birth at Cob House and the start of our breeding programme" said Helen Taylor "She (yet to be officially confirmed!) is the spitting image of her Dad!, It is so lovely to think that spring is just around the corner"

Helen added "We don't have a name for her yet and we will be running a competition for this starting the 28th January, forms can be collected from Cob House Fisheries"

You can join Cob House on Facebook to keep up to date with the kid's progress or pop along to see her out and about in the spring sunshine.

British Champion visits youngsters at Cob House

On Thursday the 17th of March at 11am, Will Stephenson, Luge British Champion, made a surprise visit to Cob House.

Mr Stephenson, who appeared on this weeks' The Gadget Show, spent time with students from Tudor Grange Academy, providing an educational session on the unusual, physically demanding sport, Luge.

The lucky students had a go on Will's Luge Board and were fascinated by his exciting stories of the world wide competitions he's taken part in.

British Champion visits youngsters at Cob House

"We were delighted that Mr Stephenson could spare the time from his busy schedule to pop in and see us! He engaged with the students, giving information on this fantastic sport, one that is rapidly growing in popularity!"
commented Helen Taylor, owner of Cob House.

"We teach children many different topics, such as angling and the environment, entomology, fish farming and various other outdoor activities. To have Will come down and share his experiences with the students was fabulous."

Cob House currently helps educate over 60 children per week with their outdoor activities, supporting the surrounding Worcestershire schools.

Mel Clarke, Paralympic Archer and World Champion.
Paralympian Archer Joins the Cob House Team

We are very happy to have secured the help of Mel Clarke, Paralympic Archer and World Champion.

Mel will be running coaching courses, schools education, corporate days and one day bookable events subject to her busy calendar leading up to the 2012 Olympics. 

Dates will soon be publicised so please register your interest in the Mayfly Café.

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