The North Notts Association of National Trust Members’ first talk in 2018 will be on Wednesday 17th January, when Dr David Bostwick will be giving a talk on ‘The Green Man in Art and Myth’.
The Green Man is symbolic of the spirit of the woods and is depicted as a man’s head surrounded by leaves. It has its origins in the mists of time when Britain was a pagan country. It was linked to fertility rites, and was a symbol of growth and rebirth prior to the coming of spring. Subsequently, it was incorporated into the Christian faith when Britain became a Christian country and Green Men can still be found in many churches throughout the land as wood carvings, of course.
It looks like it will be a very enjoyable and very interesting evening with Dr Bostwick, who is a convivial raconteur and a skilled speaker. A warm welcome is extended to all National Trust members, volunteers and staff living in the North Notts area including Retford, Tuxford, Ollerton, Worksop, Dinnington and Barlborough to join the association and become eligible to attend its winter talks and summer trips. Annual membership costs: Single £4.50, Joint £6.00.
Winter talks, including the AGM, are held every month at the Crossing, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop at 7.30pm, with coffee and biscuits from 7.00pm onwards. Entry for association members is £3.00 and for visitors £4.00.
2018’s winter talks are:
- 21st February — Ethiopian Rock Churches — Roger Hailwood
- 21st March — Vice and Virtue: A Potted History of the English Monastics and Clerics – Paul Ellerton
- 18th April — AGM at 7.30pm with talk afterwards on Railways in a Cornish Landscape — Stephen Gay
A programme of summer coach trips (May to September) is also organised every year for association members. All money raised goes to National Trust projects. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.