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North Staffordshire National Trust Association

Summer 2024


STOP PRESS: (updated 06/07/2024)
LITTLE MORETON HALL WALK on Sunday 14th July is cancelled - it is hoped to reschedule it next year.
ISLE OF MAN HOLIDAY 2025: It may be a long way off but to secure block bookings we need to do so well in advance. We are planning a 4 night, 5 day holiday in Douglas, IOM, in September next year. We have sufficient bookings to ensure it is viable but more participants will be very welcome. See the [IOM 2025 flyer] [Itinerary] [Booking form]. All single rooms have now been booked but some doubles and twins are still available.
PARKING FOR TALKS at the Conference Centre: You may have heard that parking charges have been introduced. To qualify for free parking you must enter your vehicle registration number at the entrance to the Institute or else face a penalty of £100.
NEWSLETTER 129 The autumn edition of the Newsletter is in the final stages of preparation and should be despatched mid-August. Please notify the editor promptly with any additonal items to be included.
S. WALES HOLIDAY Details of a revised South Wales holiday in September have been posted to members, and copies are available here: [Details] - [Booking Form]. There may still be some spaces available - contact Regent Travel to check. If you don't have the booking form or are unable to print it or complete it on line* please contact Regent on 01785 818202. Copies will also be available on further NSNTA events.
* See completing PDF forms in Adobe Reader if you are not familiar with this.
PHOTOGRAPHS are up to date on this website for all events from 2021 to the end of 2023, and more are being added as events progress,and some earlier ones are available to an older format to be converted. These cover a wider range than are printed in the Newsletters, and to a much higher resolution. See A list of past visits and outings (Also accessible from the 'Archive' tab). Click on [Photos] where you see it against an event.
Chris Wain has kindly allowed access to his extensive selection of photos from some events - look for a [More Photos] button on a photo page header.
QUESTIONNAIRE The last Newsletter contained a questionaire that we would very much like all members to complete, seeking views on how we can best tailor our activities to match members preferences. Thank you for all those who have returned this - it is not too late if you have not already done so. If you can't find your printed form one is available on the Documents page for you to use as you wish, along with tips on completing PDF forms.
BOOKING FOR EVENTS please do not turn up unannounced at events - they may be fully booked and/or payment arrangements already made for a fixed number of admissions or refreshments etc. and you will (probably) be refused!
DOCUMENTS Useful documents for use by Event Organisers available on the 'Documents' button above.
TEA/COFFEE is available after the talks, now £2.00 including biscuits. Please bring exact money if you can.


  • Please note that it is advisable to book early since many excursions fill very quickly. You can check with the organiser if there are spaces before applying, or check on this website for notices of full trips.
  • 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 map)
  • 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 Archives

    --- Date --- --- Event ---
    July: Sunday 14th Walk: Little Moreton Hall and Scholar Green. *** CANCELLED *** It is hoped to rescheduled next year.
    September: Tue 10th-Fri 13th South Wales Holiday: 4 days / 3 nights at 4* Parkway Hotel & Spa, including Ludlow Food Festival.
    September: Tuesday 17th Talk: Joe Perry, Curator at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
    October: Sunday 6th Walk: Betley circular ramble.
    October: Friday 11th Car Trip: Chillington Hall and Gardens, near Brewood, Staffs.
    October: Tuesday 15th Talk: Shaun Farrelly: Keeping Off the Rocks - a brief history of British Lighthouses.
    October: Wednesday 23rd Behind the Scenes tour of the New Vic Theatre.
    November: Tuesday 19th Talk: Dr. Peter Thomas: How can a tree live for 5,000 years?

    For past Newsletters and lists of meetings and events, see the Archive