(Vivian’s report was written before the Coronavirus outbreak)
Spring / Summer 2020

Now is the time for us to look forward to another season of interesting, informative and enjoyable outings and activities with our outstanding organisation, but before we do so I would like to reflect on our Winter programme.

We have had, as always, an excellent variety of talks both in the evenings and afternoons, with something to pique the interest of every member of WNTA.  We also had our social events – Duo Mix, the Sunday lunch, the theatre visit and the Tutbury outing, where we could chat and make friends, all organised by our dedicated social committee.  I must, however, make special mention of the Christmas visit to Powis which was particularly enjoyable.

Our plans for the Summer look really interesting and varied and I urge you to book early to avoid disappointment. We have had  good numbers for our walking holiday in Yorkshire and our coach holiday to Norfolk and, of course, our monthly walks continue to be well organised and well supported by our members.

This year the National Trust is celebrating 125 years looking after our national heritage and they are encouraging us to mark the occasion with a 125 themed event. Russ and Jennie Field have agreed to organise a 125-question quiz at which we will raise funds for our organization. I am hoping as many of you as possible will support us in that. Details will be available shortly. Any other ideas for 125 celebrations will be gratefully received!

Behind the scenes, making sure our organisation runs smoothly, we have our excellent volunteers and I would like to thank each and every one for their contribution.

Finally, may I thank you all for your support of our association and of the National Trust and wish you a most enjoyable Summer.

Vivian Fairbank

Chair