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AUTUMN 2021

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STOP PRESS: (updated 14/10/2021)
OCTOBER CAR TRIP: Under-subscribed at the moment, more welcome!
CHRISTMAS LUNCH: We have the Menu at last! Let Cynthia know your choices. More welcome!
CHAIRMAN: David Morgan has resigned the Chair with immediate effect as he is moving out of the area. Rose Wheat will be Acting Chairman until the AGM, but does not wish to continue in that role. Nominations for a new chairman please to the Secretary before the meeting!!
SCOTTISH HOLIDAY The Scottish Holiday is back on! Scheduled for 15th to 19th May 2022 with virtually the same itinery as before, and slightly cheaper. Details and booking information are in the August Newsletter. [Details] Still room for more members. [Booking Form]
NEWSLETTER 120 was distributed on Monday 16th. August, and is posted on the Archive page of this website. The Christmas Newsletter is in preparation. More contributions of articles and photos etc asap, by Nov 15th at the latest.
NEWSLETTER QUIZ Answers to the Newsletter Quiz are towards the bottom of this page.
SUBSCRIPTIONS In view of the continuing lack of activity no NSNTA subscriptions are being charged in 2021 - your membership will be automatically renewed for a further 12 months.
DOCUMENTS Useful documents for use by Event Organisers available on the 'Documents' button above.

CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS AT TALKS The conference centre has measures in place to mitigate any risks, and asks that all visitors wear a mask on arrival and when moving around the building. We need an accurate record of who is there, just in case we need to contact people in the event of an attendee becoming ill.
- Please bring and wear a mask when requested
- Please bring your own pen for the attendance register
- Unless your signature is easily readable, please write your name in register rather than signing it
- Guests are welcome as usual. They will be asked for a contact phone number
- Tea/coffee available after the talk as usual, but no biscuits for now
- Tea/coffee is £1.50, please bring exact money if you can 
- Bring hand sanitiser if you wish
- Relax and enjoy!

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  • Please note that it is advisable to book 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 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


    September: Tuesday 14th Walk: Churnet Valley
    September: Tuesday 21st Talk: Steve Booth, from the Staffordshire Heritage Group, on the subject of Chimney Sweeps' climbing boys (and girls), looking in particular at Staffordshire and the part played by Francis (Frank) Wedgwood in ending this abuse. (Georgina Woodcock, had to cancel but we have been able to rebook her for another date.)
    October: Tuesday 5th Walk and/or Lunch: Views of Brown Edge and Beyond
    October: Tuesday 19th AGM and Talk: Hazel Griffiths - 'The Life and Legacy of Eva Perón'.
    October: Thursday 21st Car Trip: Great British Car Journey at Ambergate, Derby. Under-subscribed at the moment - non-members welcome!
    November: Tuesday 9th Walk: Rudyard Lake
    November: Tuesday 16th Talk: Geraldine Outhwaite - 'Biddulph Grange - the Hospital Where Everyone Smiles'.
    December: Tuesday 21st Christmas Dinner and Craft Exhibition. We now have Menu at last! Let Cynthia know your choices.
    January: Tuesday 18th Talk: Bob Kermeen - Soraya Empress of Iran
    February: Tuesday 15th Talk: Henry Birks - The Forgotten Artists of North Staffordshire
    March: Tuesday 15th Talk: Kath Reynolds - The Famous Folk of Stoke
    April: Tuesday 19th Talk: David Skillen - A general introduction to the American Civil War
    May: Wednesday 4th Coach Trip: Coventry Transport Museum and Cathedrals
    May: Tuesday 12th AGM and talk: Hazel Griffiths - 'Santa Evita - Saint or Sinner? The Life and Legacy of Eva Perón'. Nominations for a new chairman please to the Secretary before the meeting!!
    May: Sun 15th - Thu 19th Coach trip: Association Scottish Holiday.The Scottish Holiday is back on with virtually the same itinery as before, and slightly cheaper. Details and booking information are in the August Newsletter. [Details] [Booking Form]

    ANSWERS TO NEWSLETTER QUIZ SPRING 2021

    1. Attingham Park
    2. Moseley Old Hall
    3. Little Moreton Hall
    4. Lyme Park
    5. Berrington Hall
    6. Charlecote Park
    7. Tintagel Old Post Office - this is the 'rogue' question as it is outside the Midlands
    8. Sudbury Hall
    9. Downs Banks *
    10. Benthall Hall
    11. Packwood House
    12. Shugborough
    13. Calke Abbey
    14. The Fleece Inn
    15. Kedleston Hall
    16. Hardwick
    17. The Workhouse, Southwell
    18. The Firs (Elgar's Birthplace)
    19. Long Mynd
    20. Wightwick Manor

    * Congratulations to Sue Pitt who gave the only set of correct answers received, conceding that Kinver Edge also has a topograph mounted on a rock, and there are rivers and streams in the area most probably featuring kingfishers!

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