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--- 2024 ---
May: Monday 13th Car Trip: Social event at Biddulph Grange.
April: Saturday 20th Guided tour of the Collection of Flowering Cherry Trees at Keele.
April: Tuesday 16th Talk: Steve Booth - "The Potteries Blitz - June 1940 - March 1941"
April: Tuesday 9th Coach Trip: Walsall Leather Museum and Art Gallery.
March: Tuesday 19th Talk: Susan Monro -"The Elizabeth's Group" on Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy
March: Thursday 7th Car Trip: RAF Cosford Museum and Cold War Exhibition guided tour [Photos]
February: Tuesday 20th Talk: William Durose - "Sixteen in the Sixties"
January: Tuesday 16th Talk: Bill Klemperer - "His Work"
--- 2023 ---
December: Tuesday 19th Christmas Lunch at The Swan With Two Necks. [Photos]
November: Tuesday 21st Talk: Jill Rezzano - "New Vic Theatre".
October: Tuesday 17th at 7:15 EGM and Talk: Shaun Farrelly - "The Atlantic Telegraph". [EGM Minutes]
October: Sunday 15th Coach Trip: Mini Holiday to Salisbury - Day 3 - Coughton Court [Photos]
October: Saturday 14th Coach Trip: Mini Holiday to Salisbury - Day 2 - Arundells, Mompasson House,Cathedral [Photos]
October: Friday 13th Coach Trip: Mini Holiday to Salisbury - Day 1 - Sudely Castle [Photos]
October: Thursday 5th Car Trip: Repeat visit to Staffordshire Museum Collection Stores. [Photos]
September Tuesday 19th Talk: Ross Underwood - "Kyrgyzstan"'.
September: Wednesday 13th Coach Trip: Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire. [Photos]
August: Thursday 10th Car Trip: Visit to a Woodland Craftsman. [Photos]
July: Thursday 20th Walk: Greenway Park, Knypersley. [Photos]
June: Sunday 25th Coach Holiday: Day 5 - Return via Vindolanda Roman Fort. [Photos]
June: Saturday 24th Coach Holiday: Day 4 - Lindisfarne and Bamborough Castle. [Photos]
June: Friday 23rd Coach Holiday: Day 3 - Cragside. [Photos]
June: Thursday 22nd Coach Holiday: Day 2 - Alnwick Castle and Gardens. [Photos]
June: Wednesday 21st Coach Holiday: 4 nights/5 days Northumberland and Treasures. Travel to Alnwick. [Photos]
June: Thursday 15th Coach Trip: Boughton House, Kettering, Northants. [Photos]
June: Tuesday 11th Car Trip: Pipes in the Peak. [Photos]
June: Friday 9th Social Event: Brampton Museum.
May: Tuesday 23rd Car Trip: Tissington Hall and Well Dressings. [Photos]
May: Tuesday 16th AGM and Talk: Clare Wood, Chief Executive of the British Ceramics Biennial. [AGM Minutes]
May: Thursday 11th Coach Trip: Shrewsbury Guided Tour and River trip. [Photos]
April: Thursday 27th Car Trip: Staffordshire Museum Collection Stores, Beaconside Business Park, Stafford.
April: Sunday 23rd Walk: The Bluebells of Parrot's Drumble. [Photos]
April: Tuesday 11th Talk: Dr. Peter Thomas - 'What have trees ever done for us?'.
March: Tuesday 21st Talk: Peter Skillen: Pilots n' Petticoats - Women Masters of the Sky.
February: Tuesday 21st Talk: Hazel Griffiths - 'Grace Kelly'.
February: Wednesday 1st Car Trip: Potteries Museum & Spitfire guided tour. [Photos]
January: Tuesday 17th Talk: Sarah Moody - 'The Commonwealth War Graves Commision'.
--- 2022 ---
December: Wednesday 21st Christmas Lunch at Crown Wharf. [Photos]
November: Tuesday 15th Talk: Andrew van Buren - 'My Magic Life in Showbiz'.
October: Thursday 20th Car Trip: Staffordshire Wildlife Centre with a 2 hour guided tour. [Photos]
October: Tuesday 18th Talk: Steve Booth - 'Lidice 1942 - its destruction and the part played by Staffordshire people '
October: Tuesday 4th Coach trip: William Booth Museum and Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. Cancelled - lack of numbers.
October: Sunday 2nd Walk: Burston and Aston-by-Stone. [Photos]
September: Sunday 25th Car Trip: Pipes in the Peaks Organ Museum. [Photos]
September: Tuesday 20th Talk: Antony Dejak - 'Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes'.
September: Thursday 15th Coach Trip: Port Sunlight and the Lady Lever Art Gallery. [Photos]
September: Thursday 1st Walk: Barlaston. [Photos]
August: Wednesday 3rd Car Trip and Walk: Etruria, Industrial Museum & guided tour, history of the Shirley family
July: Thursday 7th Car Trip: Evening canal cruise with fish and chip supper [Photos]
June: Wednesday 22nd Coach Trip: RHS Bridgewater Garden in Salford
June: Thursday 16th Summer Lunch and Arts & Crafts Exhibition at Upper House [Photos]
May: Tuesday 24th AGM and talk: Simon Barker, an environmental consultant with the Trust.' [AGM Minutes]
May: Sun 15th - Thu19th Coach trip: Association Scottish Holiday. [Photos]
May: Wednesday 4th Coach Trip: Coventry Transport Museum and Cathedrals. [Photos]
April: Thursday 28th Car Trip: Staffordshire Wildlife Centre with a 2 hour guided tour. [Photos]
April: Tuesday 19th Talk: Address by Director General Hilary McGrady and talk by David Skillen - 'Five Years in 50 Minutes- An Overview of the American Civil War'. [Photos]
April: Sunday 3rd Walk: Apedale Country Park. [Photos]
March: Thursday 17th Car Trip: with Guided tour of Sandon Church, churchyard and bell tower. [Photos]
March: Tuesday 15th Talk: Kath Reynolds - The Famous Folk of Stoke
February: Tuesday 15th Talk: Henry Birks - The Forgotten Artists of North Staffordshire
February: Thursday 3rd Walk:  The Rum Tum Tardy Um Walk, Caverswall [Photos]
January: Wednesday 26th Car Trip and Walk: Etruria, Industrial Museum and guided tour, history of the Shirley family [Photos]
January: Tuesday 18th Talk: Bob Kermeen - Soraya Empress of Iran
--- 2021 ---
December: Tuesday 21st Christmas Dinner and Craft Exhibition - cancelled due to covid
November: Tuesday 16th Talk: Geraldine Outhwaite - 'Biddulph Grange - the Hospital Where Everyone Smiles'
November: Tuesday 9th Walk: Rudyard Lake, and lunch at Hotel Rudyard [Photos]
October: Thursday 21st Car Trip: Great British Car Journey at Ambergate, Derby [Photos]
October: Tuesday 19th AGM and Talk: Hazel Griffiths - 'Santa Evita- Saint or Sinner ..The Life and Legacy of Eva Perón' [AGM Minutes]
October: Tuesday 5th Walk and/or Lunch: Views of Brown Edge & Beyond [Photos]
September: Tuesday 21st Talk: Steve Booth - Chimney Sweeps' Boys
September: Tuesday 14th Walk: Churnet Valley [Photos]
July: Tuesday 27th Walk:Hanford to Stoke [Photos]
June: Tuesday 1st Walk: Three Waterways of Stoke-on-Trent [Photos]
May: Tuesday 18th Walk: Hanchurch Hills and Beech Caves [Photos]
March: Thursday 11th Walk: Hanley Park and Etruria [Photos]
--- 2020 ---
All events after March this year were cancelled due to a global outbreak of Covid-19
March: Wednesday 11th Shibden Hall and Piece Hall Halifax
February: Tuesday 25th Talk: Jean Finney - The Origin of Nursery Rhymes
February: Monday 24th Car Trip: Brynkinalt Hall Nr Wrexham.
January: Tuesday 21st Talk: Martin Tideswell - The changing face of Journalism
--- 2019 ---
December: Wednesday 4th Festive Meal
November: Tuesday 19th Talk: Penny Wheat, Silversmith
November: Tuesday 19th Car Trip: Brynkinalt Hall Nr Wrexham.
October: Tuesday 22nd Talk: Rachel Thomas on NT properties in Cheshire
October: Sunday 13th Walk: Keele Area and Lunch [Photos]
October: Tuesday 8th Coach Trip: Robinson's Brewery & Staircase House, Stockport. [Photos]
September: Tuesday 24th Talk: Rick Marshall on Antarctica
September: Wednesday 11th Coach Trip: Loughborough Bell Foundry & Heritage Railway [Photos]
September: Sunday 1st Holiday, Sudbury Suffolk [Photos]
August: Thursday 15th Coach Trip: Renishaw Hall & Sheffield
August: Thursday 1st Walk: Rudyard & Lunch at Rudyard Hotel
July: Wednesday 31st Car Trip: Peover Hall and Churches, Cheshire
July: Wednesday 10th Coach Trip: Leominster & Croft Castle
June: Wednesday 26th Car trip: Weston Park House & Gardens
June: Tuesday 18th Car Trip: The Gardens of Eccleshall
June: Thursday 13th Coach Trip: DH Lawrence Museum & Newstead Abbey, Notts [Photos]
May: Thursday 23rd Coach Trip: British Ironworks Centre, Oswestry & Chirk Castle [Photos]
May: Tuesday 21st AGM: Speaker: Gemma Roberts on Conservation in Action
May: Thursday 16th Walk: Great Haywood to Shugborough [Photos]
May: Tuesday 7th Car Trip: Water & Wheels Museum, Stone [Photos]
April: Wednesday 10th Car Trip: Ford Hall Farm, Market Drayton & lunch [Photos]
April: Tuesday 9th Talk: Hazel Griffiths, Cruise ship speaker - 'Motion of the Ocean'
March: Tuesday 26th Coach Trip: Manchester: Elizabeth Gaskell House, Pankhurst Centre & Whitworth Art Gallery [Photos]
March: Tuesday 19th Talk: Bob Kermeen -' Mesopotamia to WW1'
March: Sunday 3rd Walk: Keele & lunch at the Sneyd Arms
February: Tuesday 26th Talk: Steve Booth - 'The Golden Age of Stage-coaching'
January: Tuesday 22nd Talk: Ray Perry - 'The Life & Work of Rudyard Lake'
--- 2018 ---
November: Wednesday 28th Christmas Dinner - The Meadows at Potbank, Spode Site, Stoke
November: Tuesday 20th Talk: Danny Wells - 'The Victorians & the Christmas Season'
November: Tuesday 6th Car Trip: Ford Green Hall, Smallthorne
October: Saturday 27th Walk: Macclesfield [Photos]
October: Wednesday 17th Coach Trip: Rochdale Town Hall & Smithills Hall Bolton
October: Tuesday 9th Talk: David Skillen - The Royal Observer Corps in Peace & War
September: Thursday 27th Car Trip: Canal Boat trip & Cromford Mill Derbyshire
September: Tuesday 18th Talk: Louise Adams - 'A Century of Creative Ceramics'
September: Wednesday 12th Car Trip: Jodrell Bank
August: Wednesday 22nd Car Trip: Pitchford Hall, Shropshire
August: Thursday 9th Coach Trip: Blenheim Palace
July: Sunday 22nd Walk: Wedgwood's, Barlaston Hall & canal. Breakfast at Wedgwood's
July: Thursday 12th Coach Trip: Chester
July: Tuesday 3rd Car Trip: Whitmore Hall
June: Tuesday 19th Coach Trip: Pickford House, Derby & Kedleston Hall
June: Thursday 7th Car Trip: Hope House Costume Museum, Alstonefield
May: Monday 17th -21st London Holiday - 5 days [Photos]
May: Thursday 10th Car Trip: Adlington Hall, Cheshire
April: Thursday 19th Coach Trip: Liverpool: War Museum, Adelphi lunch & Speke Hall
April: Tuesday 17th Talk: Martin Gee Head Gardener at Weston Park
April: Tuesday 10th Car Trip: Ford Hall Farm, Market Drayton & lunch
April: Monday 9th Talk: Hazel Griffiths, Cruise ship speaker - 'Motion of the Ocean'
March: Monday 26th Coach Trip: Manchester: Elizabeth Gaskell House, Pankhurst Centre & Whitworth Art Gallery
March: Saturday 24th Walk: Scholar Green and lunch at Bleeding Wolf
March: Tuesday 20th Talk: Charles Hanson, Auctioneer
March: Monday 19th Talk: Bob Kermeen -' Mesopotamia to WW1'
March: Thursday 8th Car Trip: Spode Visitor Centre
March: Saturday 3rd Walk: Keele & lunch at the Sneyd Arms
February: Monday 26th Talk: Steve Booth - 'The Golden Age of Stage-coaching'
February: Wednesday 21st Car Trip: Attingham Park
February: Tuesday 20th Talk: Derek Poulson on Dialects
January: Tuesday 23rd Talk: Flavia Swann: A Staffordshire Find
January: Monday 22nd Talk: Ray Perry - 'The Life & Work of Rudyard Lake'
--- 2017 ---
November: Wednesday 29th Christmas Lunch at Aston Marina, Stone
November: Tuesday 21st Talk: Eric Pemberton: 'Loggerheads Sanatorium'
November: Thursday 9th Car Trip: Silk Mill tour and Museum, Macclesfield
October: Sunday 29th Car Trip & Walk in and around Nantwich
October: Tuesday 24th Talk: Brian Price: 'A Laugh on the Ocean Wave'
October: Wednesday 18th Coach Trip: Bolsover Castle & Hardwick
September: Thursday 28th Coach Trip: Charlecote Park & Stoneleigh Abbey
September: Tuesday 26th Talk: Mervyn Edwards: 'The Potteries Parks'
September: Sun 10th - Thu 14th Holiday in Bristol
August: Wednesday 23rd Coach Trip: Welbeck Abbey (fully booked)
August: Tuesday 8th Car Trip: Wollerton Hall & Gardens
July: Tuesday 18th Coach Trip: Birmingham: Winterbourne House & Barber Institute
July: Saturday 8th Car Trip & Guided Walk at Cannock Chase - WW1 theme
June: Wednesday 21st Coach Trip: Papplewick Pumping Station & Staunton Harold
June: Tuesday 6th Car Trip: Graham & Judy White's NGS garden, Uttoxeter
May: Tuesday 23rd Coach Trip: Worcester: Greyfriars, Cathedral & Elgar's Birthplace
May: Thursday 18th Car Trip: History walk in Stafford
May: Tuesday 16th AGM & Talk: Gaye Blake-Roberts on Josiah Wedgwood
April: Wednesday 26th Coach Trip: Southwell Minster & Workhouse
April: Tuesday 25th Talk: Andy Tomlinson on Nepal
March: Sunday 19th Walk: Swynnerton & lunch at Fitzherbert Arms
March: Tuesday 14th Talk: Keith Cattell '1000 years of stained glass'
March: Thursday 9th Car Trip: St Joseph's Church & The Leopard Burslem
February: Tuesday 14th Talk: Mike Herbert on the Restoration of Trentham Estate
February: Thursday 9th Car Trip: Spode Visitor Centre, Stoke
January: Tuesday 17th Talk: David Barrett of Regent Travel, Stone
--- 2016 ---
December: Wednesday 14th Christmas Meal: Aston Marina, Stone.
November: Tuesday 29th Coach Outing: Chatsworth House & Christmas Market.
November: Tuesday 22nd Talk: Miranda Goodby 'Our home in the West'.
October: Saturday 29th Walk: Denford & Lunch at the Hollybush.
October: Wednesday 19th Coach Outing: BBC Media City, Salford.
October: Tuesday 18th Talk: Nigel Daly 'Biddulph Old Hall - The First 10 Years'.
October: Friday 14th Car Trip: Toyota Deeside Engine Factory [Photos]
September: Thursday 29th Coach Outing: M&S Exhibition & Temple Newsam House,Leeds.
September: Tuesday 20th Talk: Bill Durose on Folk & Morris Dancing.
September: Sun 11th - Fri 16th Coastal Holiday, Portsmouth.
August: Thursday 25th Coach Outing: Avoncroft Museum.
August: Tuesday 2nd Car Trip: Biddulph Grange Gardens.
July: Thursday 21st Car Trip: Eyam Hall, Craft Centre & Village
July: Wednesday 13th Coach Outing:Coughton Court & Baddesley Clinton.
July: Wednesday 6th Walk:Norton-in-Hales.
June: Wednesday 22nd Car Trip: Wightwick Manor and Bantock House, Wolverhampton.
June: Saturday 18th Coach Outing: Jackfield Tile Mus. Ironbridge Gorge.
May: Tuesday 31st Car Trip: New Inn Mill, Trentham.
May: Wedneday 18th Coach Outing: Manchester. Guided Walk and Concert.
May: Tuesday 17th AGM at by Talk: Matthew Rice -The Lost City of Stoke-on-Trent
April: Thursday 21st Coach Outing: King Richard lll Visitor Centre, Cathedral, Art Gallery, Leicester
April: Tuesday 12th Talk: The Yellow Book” Nat. Gardens Scheme Graham White.
March: Tuesday 22nd Car Outing: The Lion Salt works, Northwich.
March: Saturday 19th Walk: Rode Heath & The Salt Trail
March: Tuesday 15th Talk: The Seven Towns of North Staffs Fred Hughes.
--- 2015 ---
December: Tuesday 8th Christmas Meal, Keele Hall.
November: Tuesday 17th Coach Outing: BBC, Media City, Salford.
November: Tuesday 10th Car Outing: Toyota Factory, Derby.
November: Tuesday 10th (Later same day at NSCC).Talk: 'My Favourite Rooms' by David Brown.
October: Saturday 31st Walk: Endon with optional Pub Lunch.
October: Thursday 15th Coach Outing: Nostell Priory and The Hepworth Gallery.
October: Tuesday 13th Talk: Admiral Anson by Steve Ragnall.
October: Fri 2nd - Tue 6th Holiday by Train to Nancy, France. 'Complet'.
September: Thursday 24th Car Outing: Catton Hall.
September: Tuesday 15th Talk:Staffordshire Film Archive by Ray Johnson MBE.
August: Wednesday 26th Coach outing to Fulneck Village and Oakwell Hall.
August: Sunday 23rd Car Outing to Abbeywood Gardens and Plant Fair.
July: Tuesday 28th Coach Outing to Kenilworth Castle and Packwood. House.
July: Sunday 12th Walk: Consall Nature Park, Pub and a Picnic.
June: Thursday 25th Car Outing to Alton Towers.
June: Wednesday 10th Coach Outing to Sezincote and Bourton House Garden.
June: Tuesday 2nd Car Outing: Historical walk around Nantwich.
May: Tuesday 19th AGM followed by Talk by Harry Bowell, Director of National Trust Midlands Region
May: Wednesday 13th Coach Outing: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Halle Orchestra.
May: Fri 1st - Tue 5th London Holiday.
April: Thursday 23rd Coach Outing to Waddesdon Manor.
April: Tuesday 21 Talk: Malcolm Smith, 'Heraldry: 850 Years of Colourful Iconography Still in Use.
April: Tuesday 14th Car Outing: Historical Walk around Nantwich.
March: Sunday 15th Walk: Norbury.
March: Tuesday 10th Coach Outing to Eccles and Stockport.
March: Wednesday 4th Talk-Carole Williams, 'Mysterious China'.
February: Tuesday 24th Car Outing to Newcastle Community Fire Station
February: Wednesday 18th Car Outing to Newcastle Community Fire Station
February: Tuesday 17th Talk: Cathryn Walton, 'Hidden Lives: Leek's Extraordinary Embroiderers'.
January: Tuesday 20th Talk: Neil Collingwood, 'Unseen Newcastle'.
--- 2014 ---
December: Wednesday 10th Christmas Social Evening at the Madeley Centre.
November: Tuesday 11th Talk: Howard Bagshaw, 'Lest We Forget'.
November: Tuesday 4th Car Outing to Burleigh Pottery.
November: Sunday 2nd Walk: Wrenbury.
October: Tuesday 14th Coach Outing to Sedbergh - Fairfield Arts Centre
October: Monday 13th Talk: Gerald Mee - Selection of films on N Staffordshire.
October: Thursday 2nd Car Outing: Chillington Hall, near Brewood.
September: Tuesday 30th Talk: Sue Beasley, 'From Computers to Compost'.
September: Fri/Sat 26/27th Weekend holiday: Burnley, Lancashire.
August: Wednesday 27th Car Outing to Ingestre Hall, Church and Stables.
August: Tuesday 12th Coach Outing to Blackwell House and Kendal.
July: Saturday 19th Coach Outing to the National Waterways Museum and Chester.
July: Tuesday 15th Repeat Car outing to Chetwynd House.
July: Sunday 6th Walk: Woodseaves.
June: Sunday 22nd Car Outing to Arley Hall.
June: Mon 16th - Thur 19th Coach Holiday to Northern Ireland.
June: Wednesday 4th Coach Outing to Wombourne Wodehouse.
May: Thursday 22nd Car Outing: Guided History Walk around Knutsford.
May: Tuesday 20th AGM: Speaker: David Mitchell, 'For Crying Out Loud!'.
May: Thursday 15th Coach Outing to the Morgan Car Factory and Hanbury Hall.
April: Wednesday 30th Car Outing to Keele Hall, the ceramic collection and cherry blossom.
April: Thursday 10th Coach Outing to Burghley House.
April: Tuesday 8th Talk: Donald Lodge - At Your Service.
March: Sunday 16th Walk: Barlaston.
March: Monday 10th Talk: Paul Carter, 'I called him a liar'.
March: Thursday 6th Car outing to the Sikh Temple, Stoke.
February: Thursday 20th Car Outing to Moorcroft factory and museum.
February: Wednesday 12th Repeat of City Museum trip.
February: Tuesday 11th Talk: Ron Rock - Wildlife in Your Garden.
January: Tuesday 14th Talk: Vince Williams - Mountain Search and Rescue.
--- 2013 ---
December Car Trip: Xmas Social Evening at Dudson's Museum, Hanley
November Coach Trip: Manchester & Halle Concert
November Car Trip: City Museum
October Car Trip: Boscopel & Moseley Old Hall
September Coach Trip: Birmingham Jewellery Quarter & Soho House
August: Thu 29th - Sept: 1st London Holiday
August Coach Trip: Croome Park
August Car Trip: Leek
July Coach Trip: Saltaire
July Car Trip: Tong Church & David Austin Roses
July Car Trip: Chetwynd House
June Car Trip: Middleton Hall
May Coach Trip: Eliot County & Arbury Hall
May Car Trip: The Heath House (repeat visit)
May Car Trip: Shugborough
April Car Trip: National Arboretum, Alrewas
March Coach Trip: Bletchey Park
February Car Trip: Staffs County Record Office (repeat visit)
January Coach Trip: Manchester tour & Halle Orchestra
--- 2012 ---
December Car Trip: Christmas Social: Gladstone Pottery Museum
November Coach Trip: Samlesbury Hall
October: Tuesday 9th Car Trip: Halfpenny Green & Kinver Rock Houses
October: Wednesday 3rd Talk: Concorde: Glyn Williams
October Car Trip: Manchester Airport / Concorde
September Coach Trip: Buckingham Palace
September Car Trip: Heath House, Tean
August Car Trip: Tabley House
July Car Trip: St Giles Church, Cheadle
June: Saturday 23rd Coach Trip: Shobdon Church & Witley Court
June Car Trip: Sugnall Walled Garden
May Car Trip: Highfields - Audlem
May Car Trip: Capesthorne Hall Congleton/Alderley Edge
April Coach Trip: Hall‚ concert - Bridgewater Hall. Manchester
April Car Trip: St Mary's Church, Nantwich & Dorfold Hall
March Coach Trip: National Media Museum - Bradford
February Car Trip: JCB Factory - Uttoxeter
February Car Trip: County Record Office
--- 2011 ---
December Coach Trip: Attingham Frost Fair
December Car Trip: Ford Green Hall, Stoke on Trent
October Coach Trip: Royal Crown Derby & Burton Brewery
October Car Trip: Tatton Mansion, Tatton Park
September Coach Trip: Upton House
September Coach Trip: House.)
September Coach Trip: De La Warr Pavilion, Brighton, NT Nymans, Blue
September Coach Trip: Bell Line, NT Standen, Kelmscott House, Leighton
September Coach Trip: Arts and Crafts and the Seaside Holiday.
September Coach Trip: (Kelmscott Manor, Charleston, Berwick Village
September Car Trip: Rudyard Lake
August Coach Trip: Compton Verney
July Coach Trip: Eaton Hall Gardens
July Car Trip: Biddulph Grange
June Car Trip: Blithfield Hall
May Car Trip: Oakley Hall
May Car Trip: Lyceum Theatre,Crewe & Woodhey Chapel, Faddiley
April: Thursday 7th Car Trip: Biddulph Old Hall
April Car Trip: Tissington Hall
March Car Trip: Avro Heritage Museum at Woodford
February: Thursday 24th Coach Trip: Bridgewater Hall Concert
February Coach Trip: Coventry.
February Car Trip: Hanley Library Archives
January: Tuesday 18th Talk by Dr Alannah Tompkins
--- 2010 ---
December: Tuesday 14th Talk: Mrs Butters at Work and Home
November: Monday 15th Talk: How to spend Birthday Money. Also 'Happy Memories'
November: Thursday 11th Luncheon Club Outing to Balterley
October: Thursday 21st Car Trip: Conducted walk around Penkridge
October: Fri 15th - Mon18th Coach Trip: London Holiday - (Swalcliffe, Houses of Parliament, Borough Market, Ragged School,
Museum, Olympic Site, The Red House, Eltham Palace, Prospect of Whitby, Strawberry Hill, Canons Ashby House) [Photos]
October: Tuesday 12th Talk: Ray Perry on Rudyard
October: Tuesday 5th Lunch Club Outing to Pipe Gate
September: Wed 22nd Coach Trip: St George's Hall Liverpool & Speke Hall
September: Wed 15th Car Trip: Nuclear Secret Bunker, Hack Green, Nantwich
September: Tuesday 7th Lunch Club Outing to Swynnerton
August: Thursday 12th Coach Trip: Lancaster
August: Tuesday 3rd Car Trip: Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford x 2 trips
July: Monday 19th Coach Trip: Mawley Hall, Claverly Churh & Flower Festival
June: Sunday 13th Breakfast on the Canal Walk
June: Wednesday 2nd Car Trip: Shipton Hall & Stanway Fabrics
May: Monday 17th Coach Trip: Hill Close Gdns and Charlecote Park
May: Monday 10th Car Trip: Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum Brook Chapel
April: Thursday 29th Car Trip: Derby Sewage Works
March Coach Trip: Derby Art Gallery, Cathedral & Pickford's House
February Car Trip: Lichfield Cathedral
--- 2009 ---
October Coach Trip: Gorton Monastery and Dunham Massey
September Car Trip: Sudbury Hall - behind the scenes
August Car Trip: Bethesda Chapel, Hanley
July Coach Trip: Madresfield Court & Malvern
July Car Trip: Wilkins Pleck Garden, Whitmore
July Car Trip: Cholmondeley Castle
June Coach Trip: Port Sunlight and Lady Lever Art Gallery
June Car Trip: Castern Hall, Ilam, Derbyshire
May Car Trip: Leopard Hotel, Burslem
April Coach Trip: Evesham Blossom Trail
April Car Trip: Belmont Hall, Northwich
March: Wednesday 18th Coach Trip: Birmingham Council House and ?
--- 2008 ---
October Coach Trip: Gloucester Cathedral
October Car Trip: Anson Engine Museum, Poynton, Cheshire
September Coach Trip: Ludlow Food Festival
August Coach Trip: Stonyhurst College & Browsholme Hall
August Car Trip: Hawkstone Hall, Marchamley
July Coach Trip: Stokesay Court & Attingham Park
July Car Trip: Tamworth Castle
July Car Trip: Leek town walk
June Coach Trip: Bridgenorth and Severn Valley Railway
June Car Trip: Well Dressing at Youlgrave
May Liverpool Princes Rd Synagogue & Walker Gallery & Walker Art Gall.
May Coach
May Car Trip: Willey Park, Broseley, Shropshire
May Car Trip: RAF Museum at Cosford
April Coach Trip: Belvoir Castle & Woolsthorp Manor
April Car Trip: Apedale Heritage Centre, Chesterton
February Coach Trip: Harley Gallery , Welbeck & Denby Pottery Centre
February Car Trip: Return trip to Hanley CCTV Centre
January Coach Trip: Bridgewater Hall Concert 150th b'day
--- 2007 ---
December Car Trip: Little Moreton Hall & Xmas shopping
October London 'Gherkin' Holiday
October Coach Trip: Manchester Art Gallery: Art treasures 150 yrs on
September Car Trip: Loton Park,Alberbury, Shrewsbury
August Coach Trip: Stoneleigh Abbey & Baddesley Clinton
July Coach Trip: Welshpool & Chirk
July Car Trip: Staunton Harold Hall, Ashby de la Zouch
June Coach Trip: Donington-le-Heath & Manor Hse & Snibston Park
June Coach Trip: Birkenhead to Salford Quays by Mersey Ferry
June Car Trip: Wollerton Old Hall Gardens
June Car Trip: Peover Hall, Knutsford
May Springtime in Cornwall Holiday
May Coach Trip: Churches of South Holland
May Car Trip: Walcot Hall, Lydbury
May Car Trip: Re visit Incinerator Plant at Sideway
April Coach Trip: Statford upon Avon
April Car Trip: Sinai Park Burton
March Coach Trip: Stockport Hat Works & Staircase House
March Coach Trip: Bridgewater Hall Concert
February Car Trip: CCTV Parking & Security in Hanley
--- 2006 ---
December Coach Trip: Arley Hall
November Car Trip: Little Moreton Hall
July Car Trip: Pradoe, W. Felton, Oswestry
June Coach Trip: Oundle & Elton Hall, Northants
June Car Trip: Clifton Hall, Nr Tamworth
June Car Trip: Barlaston Hall
May Northumbria & Land of Prince Bishops Holiday
May Car Trip: Henbury Hall, Nr. Macclesfield
April Car Trip: SOT Waste to Energy Plant (Incinerator)
February Coach Trip: Castle Museum & Holm Pierrepoint Hall, Nttm
--- 2005 ---
December Coach Trip: Bridgwater Hall with the Hall‚
October Coach Trip: Jackfield Tile Museum. & Coalport Pottery
September Coach Trip: Whitworth Gallry & Victoria Baths Manchester
August Coach Trip: Melbourne Hall & Church
August Coach Trip: Harlaxton Grantham
July Coach Trip: Longner Hall & Attingham
July Coach Trip: Grimsthorp Castle & Easton Walled Gdn
June Coach Trip: Lotherton Hall & Temple Newsam
June Car Trip: Consall Hall
May Coach Trip: Kirby Hall,Bede House & Triangular Lodge
April: Monday 18th Coach Trip: Sheffield: Cutlers' Hall, Millennium Gal. Wntr Gdn
April Coach Trip: Bletchley Park
April Car Trip: Walk around Macclesfield
April Car Trip: Rode Hall
February Car Trip: Middleport Pottery
--- 2004 ---
November Coach Trip: Back to Back Houses, Birmingham
October Coach Trip: Bridgewater Hall Concert
September Car Trip: Mill Meece Pumping Station
August Middleton Hall Coach
August - September Lake District Holiday
July Walk: Car Trip: Stone Town
July Coach Trip: Burford House & Shipton Hall
July Car Trip: Sandon Hall
June Coach Trip: Harvington Hall & Little Malvern Court Gdns
June Car Trip: Lilleshall Nation Sports Centre
May Five days in Devon Holiday, Tavistock etc.
May Coach Trip: Abbot's Bromley & Merevale Hall
May Car Trip: Tutbury Castle
April Coach Trip: Plas Newydd & Penrhyn Castle
April Car Trip: Rugeley Power Station
March Coach Trip: Erasmus Darwin Centre & Catton Hall
February Coach Trip: Lowry - Salford Quays
--- 2003 ---
November Coach Trip: Chatsworth in Winter
October Car Trip: Chatwin's Bakery, Nantwich
September Coach Trip: Birmingham Botanic Gdns & Barber Institute
August Hampshire & Wiltshire Holiday
August Coach Trip: Beckworth Silk Workshop & Tewkesbury
August Car Trip: Chillington Hall & Brewood Church
July Coach Trip: Pershore Abbey and Croome Park
July Coach Trip: Honington Hall & Hidcote Manor Gardens.
June Coach Trip: Stockton Bury Gdns & Berrington Hall
June Coach Trip: Southwell Minster, Workhouse & Clumber Park
June Car Trip: Upton Cressett Hall & St Michael's Church
May Prague long w/e: City sightseeing & river trip Flight
May Coach Trip: Patshull Hall, Burnhill Green & St Mary's Church
May Coach Trip: Northwich: Boat Lift, Daresbury & Dunham Massey
April Coach Trip: Accrington: Haworth Art Gall'y. & Gawthorp Hall
April Car Trip: Nantwich: St Mary's Church & Dorfold Hall
March Car Trip: Alsager: Twyfords Bathroom Factory
February Coach Trip: Manchester: Manchester Art Gallery
January Coach Trip: Leeds: ITV Studios & Countdown
--- 2002 ---
November Coach Trip: Chatsworth House
October Coach Trip: London: Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
September Coach Trip: York: Long W/e: Harwood Hse and city of York
September Coach Trip: Saint Helens: The World of Glass
August Coach Trip: Market Harborough & Rockingham Castle
August Coach Trip: Churchtown, Southport: Meols Hall
July Coach Trip: Worcestershire: Elgar birth place & Greyfriars
July Coach Trip: Wolverhampton: Moseley Old Hall
June Coach Trip: Combermere Abbey
June Coach Trip: Castle Bromwich Gardens
May Coach Trip: Wakefield: Nostell Priory
May Coach Trip: Coventry: Coventry Cathedral & Charlecote Pk.
May Car Trip: Benthall & Dudmaston Halls
April: Friday 26th Mini-cruise: Dutch bulb fields, Ultrecht, the Keukenhof & Floriade, Coach/ship
April Coach Trip: Liverpool: Coservation Centre & Walker Art Gal. Conservation Centre & Walker Art Gal
April Car Trip: Longton: Gladstone Pottery Museum
March Car Trip: Crewe: Rolls-Royce factory
February Coach Trip: Walsall: Art Gallery & Leather Museum
--- 2001 ---
November Coach Trip: Bridgewater Hall: BBC Nat. Orchestra of Wales
July Coach Trip: Yorkshire : Bolling & Oakwell Halls & Saltaire
July Coach Trip: Presteigne: Judge's Lodging & Bryan's Ground
July Car Trip: Northwich: Arley Hall Gardens
July Car Trip: Bridgnorth: Acton Round Hall
June Coach Trip: Hellens & Hampton Court (Van Kampen Gdn)
June Coach Trip: Cottesbrooke & Kelmarsh
June Car Trip: Audlem: Highfields
May Car Trip: Tissington & Norbury Halls & Church
February Coach Trip: Stockport: Hat Works & Plaza Cinema
--- 2000 ---
November Car Trip: Crewe Hall
October: Thursday 26th High Victorian Dinner - 20th Anniversary Celebration
September Coach Trip: Warwick: Leycester Hospital & Masters Gdn
August Coach Trip: Burnley Cotton Mills
August Car Trip: Rode Hall
May London Weekend Strand Palace Hotel Holiday
--- 1999 ---
1999 Holiday: Lincolnshire: Tattersall Castle
--- 1998 ---
September: Thursday 3rd Holiday: Wells, Somerset
--- 1997 ---
November: Sunday 2nd Car Trip: Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire for NT event?
July: Tuesday 1st Visit: Stanway House, Gloucestershire
--- 1996 ---
February: Monday 19th Visit to Boot's the Chemists', Nottingham
--- 1995 ---
September: Tue 13th - 17th Exeter Holiday, staying at the Royal Clarence Hotel.
[Report] Exeter Holiday, calling at Berkeley Castle on the way down, then A La Ronde, Powderham Castle, Killerton House, Topsham, Castle Drogo, then Knightshayes Court on the way back Linda Maddock
July: Thursday 20th Pat Bentley & Penny Moore invited to Buckingham Palace Garden Party
--- 1994 ---
September: Saturday 24th Visit: Buckingham Palace
[Report] The Group's first visit to Buckingham Palace now that parts of it were open to the public. We were dropped off in Trafalgar Square and had a few hours to do as we wished before meeting up at 3.30pm to enter the side door. Having expected a formal, well-regimented tour, we were pleasantly surprised to find that we were free to wander at our leisure around the marked route - the only control being limited numbers allowed into various rooms to save overcrowding. It was a long-awaited opportunity to see what it's like inside, and I'm sure we all bought what we hoped were good quality souvenirs (the carrier bags were certainly posher than normal) from the marquee on the back lawn on the way out to the coach which was waiting nearby. Linda Maddock
September: Tuesday 13th Holiday: Portsmouth/New Forest/West Sussex
August: Wednesday 17th Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire
May: Sunday 22nd Llangollen, steam train to Berwyn, returning by horse-drawn canal boat to Llangollen
--- 1993 ---
December: Sunday 12th Christmas lunch at the Moat House Hotel, Festival Park
October: Thursday 28th Birmingham Jewellery Quarter (and ???)
September: Sunday 5th Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House
--- 1992 ---
September: Saturday 5th Victoria and Albert Museum, London
--- 1991 ---
July: Thur 4th - Mon 8th Coach holiday to Kent
[Report] Coach holiday to Kent, visiting Boughton Monchelsea House, Sissinghurst, Finchcocks, the Channel Tunnel construction site visitor centre, Haxted Mill, Chartwell, then Ightam Mote and Upton House on the way home. Linda Maddock
--- 1990 ---
November: Saturday 3rd Visit: Attingham Park, to mark 10th Anniversary
April ? 10th Anniversary birthday
--- 1989 ---
September: Sunday 24th Chicksands Priory near Bedford, and Shuttleworth Collection of historic aircraft, Biggleswade
[Report] A visit to Chicksands Priory near Bedford, followed by a trip to Biggleswade to tour the Shuttleworth Collection of historic aircraft on the day when they were holding a pageant of aircraft both in the air and on display outdoors in perfect weather conditions. An unusual venue and very interesting. Linda Maddock
September Weekend visit: Harrogate, staying at Moat House
July: Saturday 22nd RHS Wisley Gardens
[Report] We visited RHS Wisley Gardens whilst the country was in the middle of a heatwave; consequently, even the well-tended gardens there were suffering from the high temperatures and near-constant sunshine. Nevertheless, it was the first visit for many and was still very interesting to see and take notes for ideas in our own gardens. Linda Maddock
June: Sunday 11th National Waterways Museum at Gloucester Docks
[Report] The National Waterways Museum at Gloucester Docks - an enjoyable, informative and well laid out history of the use of canals in England for both industry and leisure. Nearby was the fascinating Robert Opie Collection of household consumables from days gone by - everyone had fun spotting things like Dolly Blue sachets that were used for laundry and children's favourite sweets like Fry's mint chocolate bars, Spangles and so on. Just around the corner was an antique centre covering several floors of an old dock warehouse, where we could all do a bit of "Bargain Hunting" before the term became part of our everyday television lives. Linda Maddock
May: Saturday 27th George Betteley's 80th Birthday
--- 1988 ---
May: Saturday 21st Visit: John Taylor's Bell Foundry, Loughborough
--- 1987 ---
1987 Visit to Normandy
--- 1985 ---
June Thrumpton Hall and Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire
1985 Sudbury Hall: Edwardian Extravaganza
--- 1984 ---
--- 1981 ---
March: Tuesday 24th George Betteley presents 2 garden seats to Little Moreton Hall
--- 1980 ---
April: Tuesday 1st Inaugural meeting of NSNTA, Queen's Theatre, Burslem
[Report] Then known as North Staffordshire Association of National Trust Members.