A voluntary association of National Trust Members

   founded in1964 to promote the work of the National Trust.

                  President:  Michael Forster-Smith


                         CHRISTMAS LUNCH 

               MONDAY 27th  NOVEMBER 2017

               Details are on the Walks & Social Events PAGE


                              CENTRE MEMBERSHIP

         A New Membership Secretary has been appointed -    

                Mrs. Paula Ware, 18 Great Norwood St,

             Cheltenham  GL50 2AP Tel: 01242 519444  

                  Email -

Single Membership of our Centre is £6 pa. and  £8.50 pa. for families. Membership forms can be downloaded and printed from the ' Contact us ' Page


                       Digital or printed?

If you would like to receive your newsletter digitally please send your name, email address and Centre membership number to
Having a digital copy is much more cost-effective for the centre as it saves us printing and postage costs (if it is not hand delivered in some areas and unfortunately a lot have to be posted instead). It could also be argued that digital delivery is more environmentally friendly. 
If you opt for information by email you will also receive some updates between the newsletter dates, although you can always check these out on the website. (I would recommend looking at our website as it is always up-to-date with the very latest information).
Thanks to the considerable number of members who have already opted for digital delivery, we are likely to save the centre well over a hundred pounds over the year in overheads, which can be used to the benefit of National Trust projects.                           Bill Cronin, Chairman

Details of all the Centre's activities are on this website.  

No need to wait for the next quarterly Newsletter – the latest Centre information is on our web-pages immediately it is available!  Booking Forms for Outings & Lunches etc. will be available in our Newsletter as usual. 

Our website, which can be the first point of contact for prospective new members, also has all the information that is in the Newsletter and is, in fact, more up to date for anyone to check at any time. 

David Ford, who founded our website and has edited it for a number of years, wishes to retire from this important post at the Centre's AGM in March next year.  We, therefore, need a volunteer to continue the website editing. If you, or someone you know, is willing to take this on we need to know now!  David can tell anyone who is interested, how much time is involved. He had limited experience of managing a website when he took it on. It could be the same situation for any new volunteer. It could also help with a c.v. or even offer a new experience in retirement. The website can be updated from a computer at home. No need to travel if that is a problem but any volunteer would have support from the members involved in our publicity and publications sub-committee. 

Please, if you or someone you know, who may be interested - contact our chairman Bill Cronin, Peter Walker or any officer or committee member with their contact details in our newsletter or on our website and they will do the rest. 

 Can all members help please ?


                 Our annual programme includes:-

Full and Half day Coach trips to National Trust and other properties

Afternoon and Evening Lectures take place between October and March

A Centre Holiday

Quarterly Newsletter

Monthly Walks

Christmas Lunch  

Membership of our Centre helps you to make the
most of your National 
Trust Membership, giving
you the opportunity to make new friends  

You are assured of a warm welcome

Annual Membership - Family £8.50,  
                                   Individual £6.00. 

Subscriptions are renewable annually on 1st. January.

Some of the many benefits of National Trust Membership:-

  • Free entry and parking at more than 300 NT historic houses and gardens;
  • Free parking at many NT countryside and coastline locations;
  • Members' Handbook - the complete guide to all the places you can visit;
  • Regional newsletters with details of special events in your area;
  • Three magazine editions exclusively for Members - featuring news, views, gardening and letters;
  • Information on local supporter groups and how you can get involved;
  • Membership also entitles you to admission to properties cared for by the National Trust for Scotland.
  • Best of all, you will know that you are helping to protect the places you enjoy forever, for everyone.

      For National Trust Membership - 0870 458 4000

       Our Website 'Hits' (visitors) this week - 132

      Website Editor - David B. Ford,   

                Snowshill Manor (NT)
         The amazing collection of the
         treasure-seeker Charles Wade

                Sherborne Estate (NT)
          Part of the Estate which includes
          Lodge Park

Newark Park (NT), Ozleworth, South Gloucestershire, originally an Elizabethan hunting lodge built by Sir Nicholas Poyntz in c.1550, alterations were made in the 1790s attributed to James Wyatt



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