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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 We normally meet on the last Monday of the month in the Bridport United Church Hall at: We normally meet on the last Monday of the month in the Bridport United Church Hall at:
  
-**7:30 pm in September, March, ​April**+**2:30 pm September ​- November & January - April**
  
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-**2.30 pm in October, November, January and February.** 
  
 This is just a taster of what we do, if you would like more information [[contact_us|contact our Membership Secretary]] This is just a taster of what we do, if you would like more information [[contact_us|contact our Membership Secretary]]
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-==== Thursday 13th June (Visit) ====  ​ 
-===== Bristol Dock & River Avon Cruise (from Bristol Quay) =====  
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-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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-==== Wednesday 10th July (Visit) ====  ​ 
-===== American Museum, Bath =====  
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-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. 
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-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. ​ 
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-The beautiful American gardens give far-reaching views across the surrounding valleys. ​ 
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-==== Wednesday 11th September (Visit) ====  ​ 
-===== Concorde Museum, Aerospace Bristol ===== 
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-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. 
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-A guided tour is included to ensure that we get the best experience from the visit. 
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-==== 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. ​ 
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-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. 
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-==== Thursday 10th October (Visit) ====  ​ 
-===== Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear =====  
-Details to follow. 
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 ===== '​Geology and Jewellery'​ by Sian Evans =====  ===== '​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. 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 =====  
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 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. 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) ====+==== Monday 30th March 2:30pm (Talk) ==== 
 +**PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME**
 ===== A.G.M. ===== ===== A.G.M. =====
-Speaker ​to be advised. +Speaker: Hannah Jefferson, General Manager, North & West Dorset NT
 ==== Monday 27th April 7:30pm (Talk) ==== ==== Monday 27th April 7:30pm (Talk) ====
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 ===== The Fire Service During World War 2 by Alan House ===== ===== 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. 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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