Golden Cap Association (West Dorset)

a local association of the National Trust

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a local association of the National Trust

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 +==== Thursday 13th June (Visit) ====  ​
 +===== Bristol Dock & River Avon Cruise (from Bristol Quay) ===== 
  
 +Managed by Bristol Packet Boat Trips at Bristol docks, we join a covered all-weather boat for a 4-hour cruise from the docks upstream to rural stretches of the river Avon, stopping for refreshments at a riverside pub.
  
-===== Wednesday 7th November (Visit) ===== +++++++++++++++++++++
-===== Stourhead House & Gardens, Wiltshire =====+
  
-Stourhead is one of the world’s finest landscape gardens and in autumn you can see vistas highlighted with burnished leaves and rusty colour palettes. +==== Wednesday 10th July (Visit) ====  ​ 
-With a lake at its centrethe garden is planned with temples and follies and a planting scheme which allows the colours to wash through the landscape over a 6-8 week period.+===== American MuseumBath ===== 
  
 +The museum was opened in 1961 and takes you on a journey through the history of America from its early settlers to the twenty-first century.
  
 +With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American tradition, the highlight of which is the collection of over 200 quilts acclaimed as the finest of its type in Europe. ​
  
 +The beautiful American gardens give far-reaching views across the surrounding valleys. ​
  
-===== Friday 16th November, 11:30am (Social) =====  +++++++++++++++++++++
-===== Quiz & Fish '​n'​ Chip Lunch, WI Hall, Bridport =====+
  
-Another of our very popular brain exercising events with the bonus of Fish and Chips (or Chicken and Chips if you prefer). 
-Stimulate the grey cells with an interesting but not-too-controversial quiz, with prizes for the winners and a small booby prize for the lowest scoring table. This year our Quiz Master is Kathy Hince. 
  
-Even if you are aloneyou are guaranteed to meet someone for a chat as each table is made up of at least three people. ​+==== Wednesday 11th September (Visit) ====   
 +===== Concorde MuseumAerospace Bristol =====
  
 +Your flight through aerospace history will span more than one hundred years of engineering advancements and remarkable social history, with the iconic Concorde as the stunning centre-piece of your journey.
  
 +A guided tour is included to ensure that we get the best experience from the visit.
  
-===== Monday 26th November 2:30 pm (Talk) =====  +++++++++++++++++++++
-===== The Gardens of the First World War by Christine Stones =====+
  
-Christine has a background in broadcasting having worked for the BBC for many years. Throughout the First World War the need to garden was universal, for food, recreation and for normality. On the home front food was desperately needed and women, children and retired gardeners filled the gaps when the men went off to fight. On the Western Front there is an example of seedlings being raised in the Great Orangery of the Trianon at the Palace of Versailles to supply the troops with fresh vegetables. 
  
  
-====== ​2019 ======+==== Monday 30th September 7:30pm (Talk) ​====   
 +===== 'The Aurora - the Northern Lights'​ by Bob Mizon =====  
 +Bob is a graduate in modern languages but is better known as an astronomer. He is best known in the scientific and environmental community as the co-ordinator of the British Astronomical Association Commission for Dark Skies. He was elected a Fellow of the R.A. Society in 1985 and has been associated with the Wessex Astronomical Society for many years. ​
  
 +This talk by Bob, accompanied by beautiful images, is about what causes the Northern lights; their place in history; and why you may not have to travel as far as you think to see them. He is an  amusing and entertaining speaker.
  
-===== Monday 28th January 2:30 pm (Talk) =====  +++++++++++++++++++++
-===== The Golden Age of Travel by Paul Atterbury =====+
  
-The 1920’s and 1930’s were indeed the “Golden Age of Travel” with Cunard, the Orient Express, Pullman trains and flying boats. Paul Atterbury embarks on an alluring journey into this golden age of ocean liners and rail travel. 
  
-Paul is an antiques expert, probably best known for his many appearances on the BBC’s “Antiques Roadshow”. He specialises in the art, architecture,​ design and decorative arts of the 19th and 20th centuries. 
  
-In 2016 Paul curated an exhibition at the Dorset County Museum which featured evocative railway posters designed ​to encourage holiday-makers to visit Dorset and the South West; and in the autumn presented a “Golden Age of Travel” television special on the BBC whilst travelling on board a train headed by the famous steam locomotive “The Flying Scotsman”.+==== Thursday 10th October (Visit) ====   
 +===== Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear =====  
 +Details ​to follow.
  
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-===== Monday 25th February 2:30pm (Talk) =====  +
-===== Is there such a thing as a Perfect Tree? by Ray Hawes =====+
  
-Ray has been working as Head of Forestry for the National Trust since 1989 and was responsible for about 8 million trees. ​ He talks about how trees have been used and valued through the ages, with illustrations of some of the finest and most interesting ones. Trees and woods have been used for many different purposes for thousands of years.  ​ 
  
  
-===== Monday ​25th March 7:30pm (AGM=====   +==== Monday ​28th October 2:30pm (Talk) ====   
-===== AGM =====  +===== 'The Treasures of Dorset'​ by Christopher Legrand ​=====  
-Speaker: **Rebecca Burton**Regional Director for South West NT +Christopher will give us a scenic trip around this beautiful county discovering some of the lesser known facts about its history, families, architecture and landscape. He invites you to share his enjoyment of the world around us through high quality imagesmusic and video clips.
  
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 +==== Monday 25th November 2:30pm (Talk) ====  ​
 +===== '​Geology and Jewellery'​ by Sian Evans ===== 
 +Sian's talk will be focused around her interests in the geology and Archaeolology of Dorset. ​ As a teenager she became a young archaeologist at the Dorset County Museum. She studied BA Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Crafts in London in the 80's and had a very successful studio practice there creating award winning works of art. She will talk about ethics as a practicing jeweller, the problem with diamond and gold mining, recyling and the environmental impact of mining precious stones and metals.
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 +==== December - date TBA (Visit) ====  ​
 +===== The Christmas Market at Portsmouth ===== 
 +Details to follow.
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 +==== Monday 27th January 2:30pm (Talk)
 +===== A Year in the Country by Colin Varndell =====
 +Colin'​s been photographing the landscape and wildlife for over 35 years. This is a miscellany of natural history images taken over a 2 year period. Subjects covered include birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates,​ wild flowers, fungi, abstract, trees, woodland and landscapes. His images are spectacular and he is a very popular speaker so come early to be sure of a seat.
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 +==== Monday 24th February 2:30pm (Talk) ====
 +===== Storms, Flood and Fires by Bruce Upton =====
 +Since 2010 Bruce has been the '​Community Officer'​ for the Bridport Museum. He has been giving talks to schools and local organisation to bring awareness of the history of our local area, retiring from this post in 2018. This talk uses dramatic shots of the bad weather from the most recent in 2012 back to the early 1900'​s.
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 +==== Monday 30th March 7:30pm (Talk) ====
 +===== A.G.M. =====
 +Speaker to be advised.
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 +==== Monday 27th April 7:30pm (Talk) ====
 +===== The Fire Service During World War 2 by Alan House =====
 +Alan is a retired Deputy Chief Fire Officer in the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. He is a Fire Service historian, has written many books and he is a Trustee of the Firefighters Memorial Trust.
  
  
-=====  Monday 29th April 2:30pm (Talk) =====  
-===== Beyond Old Harry by Rod Lawrence ===== 
-Rod is a retired Naturalist, having spent most of his life studying forests throughout the world. ​ This is his vision of how we could build on what we have here with the Jurassic coast to create one of the best and most bio-diverse places in the world. 
  
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