During the year we arrange events to raise funds for the National Trust. This is often used for our four local properties by means of a National Trust wish-list. This list gives properties a chance to specify work or items they would like that cannot be met from their normal funding.
The Committee arranges many events during the year, namely:
A Lecture Programme
Winter and Summer Lunches
The Association Holiday
A Carol Service and optional lunch to follow.
These types of events are not 'set in stone' and the Committee is always pleased to receive other suggestions from members.
The winding room at Whitchurch Silk Mill
Saturday 14 September ~ Lecture 'Orkneyology' - Speaker Bob Rogers
Saturday 12 October ~ Lecture 'Designing & Flying with Concorde' - Speaker Philip Cairns
Saturday 9 November ~ Lecture 'Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome' ~ Speaker Lee Hayward
Saturday 11 January - Lecture 'A Pirate of Exquisite Mind' - Speaker Bernard Merrick
Saturday 8 February - AGM at 2.00pm followed by a lecture given by Graham Harding
'George Formby and the History of Banjos and Ukuleles'
Saturday 14 March - Lecture 'Discomforts of Bath' - Speaker Dickon Povey
Lectures take place at Wesley Road Methodist Church, Wesley Road, Trowbridge. BA14 0AX commencing at 2.15 pm unless otherwise stated. Admission costs £3 for members and £4 for visitors.
Tuesday 9 April:- Day Tour 1 to Hereford and Gloucester Farm Shop
Wednesday 1 May:- Day Tour 2 to The Donkey Sanctuary, A La Ronde (NT) and Exmouth
Saturday 8 June:- Day Tour 3 to Oxford and Thenford Gardens & Arboretum
Wednesday 14 Aug:- Day Tour 5 to Frogmore House and Reading Museum (Britain's Bayeux Tapestry)
Tuesday 17 Sept:- Day Tour 6 to Sezincote and Bourton-on-the-Water
Thursday 10 Oct Day Tour 7 Winter in Windsor
Thursday 8th August Summer Lunch at The Shaw Country Hotel 12.30 for 1.00pm
Friday 22nd November Winter Lunch at Chippenham Golf Club - Details to follow
5 - 6 April London Overnight - 'Tutankhamun and The Great Stink'