Malvern Hills

 

Gosh- how quickly the darker mornings and evenings have arrived! I am writing to you against a backdrop of beating rain on my windows and the suggestion that October will be a very wet month!

 

Autumn is here and this heralds the start of our Talks programme. Our first talk is on Tuesday, 8th October and will be held at Powick Village Hall. Our guest speaker, Sandy Cale, will talk to us about ELEGANT GEORGIAN WORCESTER. Please remember that refreshments will be served BEFORE our talk, so doors will be open at 7.00pm. Any help with chairs etc both before and after our talk would, as always, be greatly appreciated.

 

Clive has asked me to remind everyone that he is now taking bookings for next year’s trip to THE CHATEAUX & GARDENS OF THE LOIRE VALLEY. Details are in the September Newsletter or on our website, www.worcestermalvernntcentre.org.uk  If you have not previously visited the Loire Valley then please be assured that this is a wonderful area and the planned itinerary can only delight you. Felicity and myself were in Saumur earlier this year; there was so much to see and do every day, all against the backdrop of the very scenic Loire river. (and did I mention the wine?)

 

We have recently been contacted by Historic Houses. (this was formerly known as HHA). Following a recent membership survey, Historic Houses have found that many of their members are also National Trust Members, which is hardly surprising given that both organisations offer the opportunity to visit an amazing variety of landscapes and buildings. With that in mind Historic Houses are offering National Trust Members £5 off membership when they use the HHNT19 code on the joining page. Members can also call 020 7259 5699 and quote the same code if they prefer to talk to someone rather than fill in on-line.

 

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 8th October.

 

Warm regards

David Ebsworth

2019 AUGUST NEWSLETTER

 
Dear WMNT Centre Member-

July has, as always, been an active month for your Centre. Two coach trips and one overseas holiday has given some of our lucky members great times and memories.
The Bishops Palace and Gardens,( Wells),  trip was fully subscribed. Superbly organised by Hazel Cartledge we all enjoyed wonderful weather and were given a warm welcome by our guides. So much to see, so much to learn!
Our visit to Coughton Court, Alcester was quite special. Normally closed on a Wednesday, the staff and guides opened just for us, and treated us to a very private visit to both the house and gardens. Added to that we were treated to an al fresco bbq lunch. This day was a special thank you to our Centre for our financial support for the renovations of miniatures and fan. Staff had kindly put this on display for us; a really great way to inform our members of where our money is going. A wonderful day, and the Coughton Court team would love to see us back there again. Our thanks to Tony Collins, our organiser for this trip.

Clive Hooper`s superbly organised and structured trip to Holland was a great success. Verbal reports have all been glowing. Thank you Clive.

You can see photos of all the above on our Website. David Sharman has been very busy behind the scenes, organising and installing an improved picture gallery. Do go to www.worcestermalvernntcentre.org.uk and look at what we have all been up to. You may even see your self! Thank you David.

And now to our Pig Roast. I have to say just how disappointed I am in the ticket sales to date. We have gone to considerable lengths to put on an event that is suitable for all ages, which includes members, relatives, friends,
neighbours, children. With nearly 500 members surely this should not be a problem. We are just 4 weeks away and I am pleading (should I have to?) for more support. You can either send a cheque plus sae to 13 Crystal Mount, 59 Albert Road North, Malvern, WR14 3AA  or book on line at Ticketsource.PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE POSTED OUT EARLY IN SEPTEMBER AND WILL INCORPORATE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL (OCTOBER) FORMS

I mentioned our web-site above. Thanks are due to David Sharman who has quietly continued to improve content and now also managing to increase the picture gallery. Do log on from time to time and see what news and pictures have been added.

Warm regards to you all, and safe travels wherever you are going
David


Summer Pig Roast at Croome Park on the evening of Weds 28th August. This is a major undertaking for WMNT Centre as we reach out to all ages for a fun event at a great location. Tell your own family, tell your neighbours, tell your friends... let`s make this a great collaborative success and a pointer into the future as a way of introducing new members of all ages.
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Dear WMNT Centre Member-

I think that a suitable slogan for Summer this year would be "Carpe Diem"! With such varied weather we really do have to make the best of whatever opportunities present themselves. This was certainly very true last Thursday. The perfect setting for our Cream Tea on the Aldwyn Terrace was matched by a cloudless blue sky. Delightful music by Suzie and Helen of the Celebration Duo was greatly appreciated by the 60 persons fortunate to be there ( maximum capacity). England at its very best. 

Good weather seems to be on our side this year. Our coach trip to Duffryn Gardens was wonderfully sunny and we have had good feedback of this visit.

Whilst on trips, Hazel Cartledge has problems with her internet connections and normal media efficiency. Hazel is leading our next trip, on 3rd July to The Bishops Palace and Gardens, Wells. If anyone going on that trip needs to contact Hazel could you please ring me on 07970 260007 and I will ensure that Hazel gets your message or query.  

Tony reports that the Coughton Court trip on the 16th July is filling well, however there are still a few places available. Please ring him on 01684 893907 to join us for another great day out.

The Holiday Trips organised by Clive Hooper are very popular and form an integral part of the Centre`s events throughout the year. Please visit our website, www.worcestermalvernntcentre.org.uk for full details. It is also very worthwhile to read Elizabeth Dunnett`s report on the past two trips (Holiday to Cumbria and The Lake District/The Delights of Devon)  where you will gain a first-hand insight on just how much is packed into each trip and also how much enjoyment there is to be had.
Clive reports that there are still places available (singles, doubles and twins) for the Loire Holiday. Clive has also secured 5 more single rooms at the same supplement as advertised in the brochure for the Surrey, Sussex and London holiday, (one of which has already been taken). There are also 3 twins/doubles left for this trip.

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE POSTED OUT EARLY IN SEPTEMBER AND WILL INCORPORATE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL (OCTOBER) FORMS

I mentioned our web-site above. Thanks are due to David Sharman who has quietly continued to improve content and now also managing to increase the picture gallery. Do log on from time to time and see what news and pictures have been added.

Warm regards to you all, and safe travels wherever you are going
David
Summer Pig Roast at Croome Park on the evening of Weds 28th August. This is a major undertaking for WMNT Centre as we reach out to all ages for a fun event at a great location. Tell your own family, tell your neighbours, tell your friends... let`s make this a great collaborative success and a pointer into the future as a way of introducing new members of all ages.
 
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 This the Newsletter that has been sent to everyone for whom we have an E mail address. Do we have yours?

 

Dear WMNT Centre Member-

 The year continues to fly by. Has anyone told the Weather Fairy that it is time for some lovely warm times?

Felicity and myself have just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks in the Loire, France. What a treat is in store for members who have booked on Clive`s trip next May. Clive says that there are still plenty of spaces for this trip, but it is sure to fill up soon. The Loire area, with its wonderful Chateaux, Wine Growers, Troglodyte caves and scenery should not be missed.
Clive also tells me that he still has two single and five twin/double spaces for next years Sussex, Surrey & London trip. Further details and booking forms are on our website. These trips are hugely popular - please don`t delay, book today!

Tony reports that there are also still a few places for Coughton Court trip on July 16th - to book a place please ring 01684 893 907. All other trips are full with waiting lists. But, if you are really keen to go on any trip do make your wishes known to the organiser. Cancellations do happen and it is a pity to miss out.

Your Social Committee are delighted to confirm that the following events are now in place. (see pic at top of the page)

Cream Tea on the Terrace, accompanied by music from the Celebration String Duo at Aldwyns Restaurant, Audley Ellerslie, Malvern on Thursday 27th June. Tickets are limited so do HURRY and book ASAP
This is a unique event on probably the finest terrace in Malvern. Apart from the delicious cream tea and wonderful music of the Celebration String Duo there will also be an opportunity to look around some of the superb facilities at Audley Ellerslie, including the Spa. We have arranged this event as part of Midsummer Malvern, and this offers us the chance to showcase what our Centre is all about - wonderful talks, trips, events and fellowship. So please come and join us.
Thank you to the volunteers who have offered to be stewards for this event. I am so pleased that more of you are stepping forward to help us with our events. It really is appreciated.

You will notice that I have also included our poster for the Summer Pig Roast again that is to be held in August at Croome Park. Please share this with not only you own families but also friends and neighbours.

Please note that our next printed Newsletter will be posted out early September. This edition will also include membership renewal forms

Although headed June, I am sending this early as Felicity and myself are off to Scotland to walk the Caledonian Way. As Wainwright himself said, "there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing"!

Warm regards to you all, and safe travels wherever you are going
David

Summer Pig Roast at Croome Park on the evening of Weds 28th August. This is a major undertaking for WMNT Centre as we reach out to all ages for a fun event at a great location. Tell your own family, tell your neighbours, tell your friends... let`s make this a great collaborative success and a pointer into the future as a way of introducing new members of all ages.