North Staffordshire National Trust Association
SUMMER PROGRAMME 2020
STOP PRESS: (updated 04/06/20)
CORONAVIRUS: The ongoing situation is being monitored by the committee and is affecting future events. Ongoing developments will be posted here. Do please provide your email address to our Secretary if you have not already done so to minimise postal costs in keeping everyone up to date as the situation unfolds. See notes against individual events below.
AGM Tuesday 12th May. Following advice from the National Trust, this meeting has been postponed until such time as it can be held safely. The meeting is usually held to present a summary of the past year, plans for the future, and to elect or re-elect our officers and committee. In the meantime the usual reports have been prepared and circulated to members on email, and copies, with other information, will be found here.
SCOTTISH HOLIDAY Monday 22nd - Friday 26th June 2020, arranged by Regent Travel:
This is postponed until Monday 12th to Friday 16th April 12th 2021 at the same rates using the deposits they are holding. Regent have confirmed that the itinerary is unchanged. If you have booked you should have been contacted by Regent to agree to the new dates or to cancel, in which case full refunds of deposits, and balances if already paid, are being processed. Additional spaces will be available and we need more to make it viable.
NEWSLETTER The Spring/Summer edition of the Newletter was posted to members on Monday, 6th April. Apart from the Salisbury mini-break in October, events are not being booked at the moment due to the uncertainty of potential dates, so that is the only SAE you need to get in the post! A copy of the Newsletter is posted on this website so if your copy has not arrived by now see this for details of the Salisbury trip.
DOCUMENTS Useful documents for use by Event Organisers available on the 'Documents' button above.
Please note that it is advisable
early since many excursions fill very quickly.
Booking should be made using the forms contained in the most recent Newsletter.
Coach visits normally depart from Brunswick Terrace at the front of the Jubilee Baths in
Newcastle-under-Lyme (see map)
Lectures normally start at 7:30 at the North Staffordshire Conference
Centre, Stoke on Trent (see
Any enquiries to the outing organiser whose contact details are in the current Newsletter
For the descriptions and further details
see the most recent Newsletter in
Due to the Coronavirus all events, including the AGM, up to the end of July are definitely postponed or cancelled with the exception of the walk on the 25th, and events beyond then are subject to revision depending on how the pandemic progresses. Therefore, apart from for the Salisbury mini-break in October, no bookings are being taken at this time until dates can be confirmed. Also expressions of interest are sought for the Christmas Meal to reserve a room of sufficient size. If we have your email address you will be notified and sent booking forms when available. If we do not have your email address please send an SAE to our Programme Coordinator so the revised programme and booking forms can be sent to you at the appropriate time.
| --- 2020 ---|
|Tuesday 12th May
||AGM. Postponed - see reports and further information here. |
|Monday 8th June
||Car Trip: Dunham Massey, Altrincham, WA14 4SJ: Cancelled.|
|Mon 22nd - Fri 26th June
||Coach Holiday: Scotland. Regent Travel: Postponed - see note above.|
|Thursday 2nd July
||Car Trip: Visit to a Woodland Craftsman: Postponed till autumn or spring. |
|Tuesday 14th July
||Coach Trip: Boughton House, Kettering, Northants. Postponed. |
|Saturday 25th July
||Walk: Three waterways of Stoke-on-Trent. Expected to go ahaed, but without the pub lunch. |
|Tuesday 11th August
||Coach trip: William Booth Museum and Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. Postponed. |
|Tuesday 15th September
||Coach Trip: Ledbury and Weston's Cider Mill. Depends on situation regarding coach travel. |
|Tuesday 22nd September
||Talk: Henry Birks - The Forgotten Artists of North Staffordshire|
|Wednesday 30th September
||Car Trip: Crewe Heritage Centre.|
|Friday 9th - Sunday 11th October
||Coach Trip: Mini Holiday to Salisbury.|
|Tuesday 20th October
||Talk: John Pomfret - Braunston: The History of a Canal Village|
|Tuesday 17th November
||Talk: Kath Reynolds - The Famous Folk of Stoke|
|Wednesday 2nd December
||Christmas Dinner and photo exhibition|
For past Newsletters and lists of meetings and events,
see the Archive