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STOP PRESS: (updated 24/11/2023)
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 of else face a penalty of £100.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH The menu has now been published. Please make your selection (two or three courses and any extras), complete the form in the Newsletter, and post a.s.a.p. to Cynthia with a cheque for the appropiate amount if you have not already done so. Current list is full but contact Cynthis to be added to the waiting list.
MEMBERSHIP At the EGM on 17th October it was voted to amend the NSNTA constitution to open membership to all who support the work of the National Trust, but do not necessarily need to be a member. Non-members will need to pay admission fees for any properties visited.
NEWSLETTER 127 The winter edition of the Newsletter is ready to go to print and will be distributed at Christmas.
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!
NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME 850 years since incorporation in 1173. See N-u-L website for events.
DOCUMENTS Useful documents for use by Event Organisers available on the 'Documents' button above.
PHOTOGRAPHS are now viewable on this website for all events from 2021 to the present, and some earlier ones to an older format to be converted, and more are being added over time. See A list of past visits and outings (Also accessible from the 'Archive' tab). Click on [Photos] where you see it against an event.
TEA/COFFEE is available after the talks, now £2.00 including biscuits. Please bring exact money if you can.
TALKS ORGANISER We are very pleased to announce that Anthea Bond has stepped into the breech to fill this important post, and we offer her our grateful thanks. Anthea has been a valued member of our Association for a number of years organising a number of very successful activities, walks and car trips. She has been active in attending events and making useful suggestions and comments. Her varied interests and experiences will be great asset in her role of Talks Organiser.


  • 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

    December: Tuesday 19th Christmas Lunch at The Swan With Two Necks. See note above.
    January: Tuesday 16th Talk: Bill Klemperer - "His Work"
    February: Tuesday 20th Talk: William Durose - "Sixteen in the Sixties"
    March: Tuesday 19th Talk: Susan Monro -"The Elizabeth's Group" on Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy
    Tuesday 9th April Coach Trip: Walsall Leather Museum and Art Gallery. ???
    April: Tuesday 16th Talk: Steve Booth - "The Potteries Blitz - June 1940 - March 1941"
    April: Saturday 20th Guided tour of the Collection of Flowering Cherry Trees at Keele
    May Coach Trip: Hawarden and Holywell
    May: Tuesday 21st AGM and talk
    June: Thursday 6th Car Trip: "The Buxton Experience"
    June Coach Trip: Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria
    July Car Trip: Goldstone Hall gardens & lunch
    September: Mon 2nd-Fri 6th South Wales Holiday: 5 days / 4 nights at New House Country Hotel
    September: Friday 13th Coach Trip: Ludlow Food Festival (and Church?)
    September: Tuesday 17th Talk: TBA
    October: Friday 11th Car Trip: Chillington Hall
    October: Tuesday 15th Talk: TBA
    November ? Coach Trip: Birmingham Symphony Hall behind the scenes
    November: Tuesday 19th Talk: TBA

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