We are moving

Changes to meeting venues and times

During lockdown your committee has been meeting and discussing the options for the way ahead for the Walsall National Trust Association.  You may remember that earlier this year we asked for your suggestions about the way ahead and these were considered during our discussions.  This is what your committee has decided:

The membership year will change to run from October to September and that membership fees will not be due until 1st September 2022.  The AGM will be held at the first evening meeting in October 2021 and in September in subsequent years.

Meetings

Meetings will resume in September/October 2021 but with a change of venue and day.  The afternoon meeting will take place on the fourth Thursday of the month, starting at 2.15pm in the Aldridge Community Centre, WS9 8AN.  The meeting should end about 3.15pm and tea/coffee will be available after the meeting to give you an opportunity to discuss the lecture or just have a chat with friends.  Parking facilities are available at the centre.  

The first afternoon meeting will be held on 23rd September 2021.

Aldridge Community Centre

The evening meeting will take place on the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 7pm in the Aldridge Parish Church Rooms, The Green, Aldridge, WS9 8NH. It will run to the normal format; announcements, speaker 1st half, refreshment break and raffle, speaker 2nd half.  The meeting should end by 9pm.  There are adequate parking facilities available and no outside stairs to climb!   

The first evening meeting will be held on 13th October 2021.  

Aldridge Church Rooms

Walks

The walks programme will start again in September 2021.  Walks will be about 5 miles in length but no arrangements for meals afterwards will be made.  The walk leader will be asked to provide information on the nearest pub to the start point and individuals may make their own booking.  A programme of walks and leaders will be published once volunteers have been found to lead them.

No outings or entertainments have been organised for the remainder of this year and these will, hopefully, resume in summer next year.

Dates of meetings (to March 2022)

Evening Afternoon
No September 2021 evening meeting Thursday 23 September 2021
Wednesday 13 October 2021 Thursday 28 October 2021
Wednesday 10 November 2021 Thursday 25 November 2021
Wednesday 08 December 2021 No December 2021 afternoon meeting
Wednesday 12 January 2022 Thursday 27 January 2022
Wednesday 09 February 2022 Thursday 24 February 2022
Wednesday 09 March 2022 Thursday 24 March 2022

About WNTA

  • We spend our time with people who become friends.  
  • We have afternoon and evening talks from a variety of amazing speakers.  
  • We meet for walks, holidays, theatre visits and social events.
  • We arrange coach and car outings to memorable places. 
  • You do not need to be a member of the National Trust to join this association

Norfolk Holiday

The Historic Houses & Heritage of Norfolk.

 28 June to 2 July 2021.


WNTA Summary of Accounts
Year to 31st August 2020

Subscriptions3825
Less Expenditure on meetings, newsletters and administration2726
Balance1099
Income from fund raising activities
Coach Outings506
Car Outings0
Walks113
Theatre Group137
Raffles631
Social Events221
Refreshments153
Donations received28
Net surplus for the year2888
Donations to National Trust750
Surplus/deficit for the year2138
Accumulated Surplus brought forward8998
Total Surplus carried forward11136

You will see that we only made donations to the National Trust of £750 , but it was felt prudent for us to hold a larger balance than usual for the time being.

Many thanks to Roger Turner for examining the Accounts.


Many National Trust properties are open through advanced booking. New tickets are released on a Friday for the following week. Please check the NT website to find out which ones are open. More information on how to book your visit can be found by clicking this link.



We almost completed our lecture programme before the pandemic. There were some outstanding lectures. Read the reviews on our Lecture Reviews page. (Click on the image below)

Lectures from last season