OUR ACTIVITIES - WHAT WE DO!

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

 

Day Tours

 

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.

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The winding room at Whitchurch Silk Mill

FUTURE DATES

 

LECTURE PROGRAMME

2019

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

2020

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.

 

 

DAY TOURS

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

 

LUNCHES

 

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

 

 

 

2020

5 - 6 April         London Overnight - 'Tutankhamun and The Great Stink'