North Notts Association of National Trust Members

by | 9 February 2021 | Heritage, Social Group

North Notts Association of National Trust Members extends a warm welcome to all National Trust members, volunteers and staff living in the North Nottinghamshire area to join the association and become eligible to attend the winter talks and summer trips arranged each year.

The talks are all held at The Crossing on the third Wednesday of the winter months, and start at 7.30pm, with tea and coffee served from 7.00pm. Membership costs £4.50 single and £6.00 joint and £3.00 per visit. Visitors will pay £4.00. All money raised from the trips goes towards helping mainly local National Trust projects which are selected from an annual ‘wish list’. Properties which have benefitted from this include Mr Straw’s House, Clumber Park and Southwell Workhouse.

The speaker at the association’s last meeting in February was David Skillen who gave a fascinating and informative talk about ‘Britain’s Bloodiest Day — the Battle of Towton 1461’. Many people had never heard of Towton, but although it was a very fierce battle with huge losses of life on both sides, it is less well known than the many other battlefield sites which scatter our countryside. His talk certainly made members all far more aware of the importance of this battle in the Wars of the Roses.

It is the AGM on Wednesday 17th April in The Crossing, Newcastle Street, Worksop. After the brief meeting, there will be a talk by Pat McClaughlan on the subject of ‘South Yorkshire Castles’, which promises to be most entertaining. After that, the programme of visits will commence in May and details will be available soon. The full programmes will be available for members at the AGM. To find out more about the upcoming calendar email nthnottsntassoc@gmail.com.