Golden Cap Association (West Dorset)

a local association of the National Trust

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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. ​ +==== 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.
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-==== Friday 8th March 1:00pm (Meal) ====   +
-===== Spring Lunch at Eype's Mouth Country Hotel =====  +
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-Members meeting together ​for a splendid meal in great company.+
  
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-==== Monday 25th March 7:​30pm ​(AGM) ====   +==== Wednesday 10th July (Visit) ====   
-===== Annual General Meeting ​=====  +===== American Museum, Bath ===== 
-Special Guest Speaker: **Rebecca Burton**, Regional Director, South West Region, NT +
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-Rebecca is the Director of the biggest region in the National Trust, it covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.+
  
-+++++++++++++++++++++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.
  
-====  Monday 29th April 2:30pm (Talk) ====  +With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative artsthe 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
-===== Beyond Old Harry by Rod Lawrence ===== +
-Rod is a retired Naturalisthaving 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.+
  
-++++++++++++++++++++ +The beautiful American ​gardens ​give far-reaching views across ​the surrounding valleys
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-==== Thursday 4th April (Visit) ====   +
-===== Tyntesfield,​ nr Bristol ===== +
-Tyntesfield,​ purchased in 1843 and remodelled in 1863, is now a spectacular Victoria Gothic Revival house with gardens ​and parkland. Most of the contents have been saved and are being conserved by the National Trust and placed in room settings, some are still stored in rooms long since unused+
  
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 +==== Wednesday 11th September (Visit) ====  ​
 +===== Concorde Museum, Aerospace Bristol =====
  
-==== Wednesday 8th May 10:30am (Guided Walk) ====   +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.
-===== The Golden Cap Estate - its orchids ​and wildlife =====  +
-Visit the orchid fields at Westhay Farm and be shown some of the amazing discoveries. The fields are of international importance for waxcap grassland fungi and the soft cliffs from Eype Mouth to Lyme Regis are of European importance for many rare insects.+
  
-++++++++++++++++++++ +A guided tour is included to ensure that we get the best experience from the visit.
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-==== Tuesday 14th May (Visit) ====   +
-===== Lacock Village and Abbey =====  +
-Lacock village ​is often used as a film location e.g. Downton Abbey, Cranford, Harry Potter, etc. Ela, Countess of Salisbury founded Lacock Abbey on 16th April 1232. The original cloister was demolished in the 1400s and replaced with what we see today. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries Sir William Sharrington bought the Abbey and turned it into a country house. William Henry Fox Talbot created the first photographic negative in 1835 in the house and the Fox Talbot Museum is wonderful. ​ The village and Abbey were given to the National Trust in 1944. +
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-==== Thursday 13th June (Visit) ====   +
-===== Kennet and Avon Canal (from Bristol Quay) =====  +
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-==== Wednesday 10th July (Visit) ====   +
-===== Bath and American Museum =====  +
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-==== Wednesday 11th September (Visit) ====   +
-===== Concorde Museum, Bristol ===== +
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-==== Thursday 10th or 17 October (Visit) ====  ​+==== Thursday 10th October (Visit) ====  ​
 ===== Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear =====  ===== Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear ===== 
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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.
  
 +==== Monday 30th March 7:30pm (Talk) ====
 +===== A.G.M. =====
 +Speaker to be advised.
  
 +==== 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.
  
  
  
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