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SUMMER 2022

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STOP PRESS: (updated 10/05/2022)
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 were in the August Newsletter. [Details] Still room for more! (Invite your friends!) [Booking Form]
NEWSLETTER 122 The April edition of the Newsletter was posted on Monday 4th. April, with a copy on the Archive page of this website.
AGM - May 24th Don't forget to forward nominations for the committee and items for AOB to the secretary. Our speaker after the AGM is confirmed as Simon Barker, an environmental consultant with the Trust.
CANAL TRIP and fish & chip supper - July 7th Now full with a waiting list, but let the organiser know you would be interested if a repeat trip is planned.
SUBSCRIPTIONS The subscription holiday is over and renewals will be invited from January in the month they are normally due.
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, biscuits extra to purchase
- 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. 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


    -- April --
    Tuesday 19th
    7:00 pm
    Visit by the NT Director General Hilary McGrady, followed by a talk by David Skillen: 'Five Years in 50 Minutes - An Overview of the American Civil War'.
    Thursday 28thCar Trip: Staffordshire Wildlife Centre with a 2 hour guided tour (Fully booked)
    -- May --
    Wednesday 4thCoach Trip: Coventry Transport Museum and Cathedrals
    Sun 15th-Thu 19thCoach trip: Association Scottish Holiday
    Tuesday 24thAGM and Talk: The challenges facing the Trust in its management of the environment etc.
    -- June --
    Wednesday 22ndRHS Bridgewater Garden in Salford
    -- July --
    Thursday 7thCar Trip: Evening canal cruise with fish and chip supper
    Tuesday 19th Coach Trip: Boughton House, Kettering, Northants
    -- August --
    Wednesday 3rd Car Trip and Walk: Etruria, Industrial Museum and guided tour, history of the Shirley family
    -- September --
    Thursday 1st Walk: Barlaston
    Thursday 15th Coach Trip: Liverpool - Port Sunlight and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.
    Tuesday 20th Talk: Antony Dejak - Blood Banks.
    Sunday 25th Car Trip: Pipes in the Peaks Organ Recital and Museum.
    -- October --
    Tuesday 4th Coach trip: William Booth Museum and Wollaton Hall, Nottingham.
    Tuesday 18th Talk: Steve Booth - The Destruction of Lidice.
    -- November --
    Tuesday 15th Talk: Andrew van Duren - My Magic Life.
    -- December --
    Wednesday 21st Christmas Lunch at Crown Wharf

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