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,  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