'Through an organised year-long programme of talks, outings, holidays and social events members make friends, learn more about the National Trust and its properties and support its work. There are now around 200 such groups in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as in Belgium.'
'Meetings are normally held ... on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except for December) between October and April 7.30 pm.'
'Our talks take place ... in afternoons, in most months through the winter. They enable us to keep in touch with one another and entertain, stimulate - even educate us, while the National Trust's properties are closed.'
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Winter talks programme: 'Subject to available seating, non-members are welcome to our meetings and talks for a small charge of £1.50 (£1 for members) which includes tea and biscuits'.
'We support the concept of the National Trust and arrange meetings with knowledgeable speakers who can talk about a variety of interesting subjects including heritage, wildlife and, of course, Trust properties.' Note that it seems that this Branch is to be wound up at the end of 2015.
The Salvation Army, Bath Citadel, Green Park Road, Bath, Bath & North East Somerset, BA1 1XE, South Westwww.bathnt.btck.co.uk
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Evening lectures, fourth Wednesday in the month; Afternoon lectures, 2nd Wednesday in the month.
'The Centre holds meetings in Bromley on Wednesday evenings and in Beckenham on Thursday afternoons. Most meetings consist of an illustrated lecture on a topic connected with the National Trust and its fields of interest.'
'Winter lectures are held ... on a Saturday starting at 2.30 pm and finishing with tea and biscuits. The talks cover a wide range of heritage and contemporary topics, including National Trust subjects.'
'We hold meetings most winter months ... usually at 2.00 pm. At these meetings we have speakers who address us on a wide variety of heritage-related subjects. Refreshments are provided after the meetings and provide the ideal opportunity for socialising.'
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'In winter the members of the Bournemouth and Poole Association meet twice monthly on Thursdays. Each month from October to March, there is an evening meeting, and an afternoon meeting for those members who do not wish to travel at night. All meetings are ... usually every second Thursday in the evening at 7.30 pm, and every fourth Thursday in the afternoon at 2.15 pm. These meetings include talks on a variety of subjects and enable members to socialize with like-minded people. The talks are often related to the local National Trust properties we support, or perhaps to visits planned for the next summer season.'
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'We hold speaker meetings from October to April at 2.30 pm on the first Thursday of the month ... and at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of the month.'
'We hold regular meetings during the autumn and winter months and arrange coach trips from February to October. A variety of speakers are arranged to stimulate and entertain us and we follow the talks with refreshments. This gives us an opportunity to meet old friends and to make new ones.'
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'Our annual programme includes ... afternoon and evening talks between October and March.'
'A program of Lectures and social events is held on various dates throughout the year. Lectures are held ... at 7.30 pm, (unless otherwise stated) and are open to the public.'
'Christchurch and New Forest Association is a group of over 800 National Trust members and volunteers in the area roughly bounded by Christchurch, Lymington, Hythe and Ringwood, and including New Milton, Highcliffe, Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst. The association was founded in 1978 and since then we have raised over £262,000 for a variety of National Trust projects. We arrange talks, outings, walks and social events for our members.'
'We hold a series of talks on a variety of topics each year ... For the most part, they start at 7.30 pm during the summer and after the clocks go back (daylight saving time) 2.30 pm.'
Scarborough Theatre, University Science Site, University of Durham, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3LE, North Eastwww.durhamnt.org.uk
'Our winter programme of talks cover a wide range of topics of interest, they are held at 7.15 pm (2 pm in Jan & Feb).'
'Evening meetings start promptly at 8.00 pm and afternoon meetings at 2.30 pm. A small admission fee is charged to cover the costs of speakers, hall hire and refreshments. Members are welcome to bring guests to any of our meetings.'
Doncaster College for the Deaf, Race Course Roundabout, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY, Yorkshire and the Humberwww.nationaltrust.org.uk/supporter-groups
'During the Autumn and Winter months a series of interesting talks are held ... starting at 7.15 pm.'
'There are 11 lectures a year which are free to ENTA members ... The timing of the lectures is from 7.30 pm to 9.20 pm, with questions from about 9.05 pm. However, the November, January and February lectures will be in the afternoon 2 pm to 4 pm.'
'Talks and Meetings take place ... on either the second Tuesday of the month at 2.00 pm, or the fourth Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.'
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'Talks take place at West Moors Memorial Hall (W) on Mondays, 2.30 pm and at the Barrington Centre, Ferndown (F) on Wednesdays, 7.30 pm.'
'During the winter, the Association meets at approximately monthly intervals for a programme of talks of wide and varied interest ... Meetings take place ... at 2.30 pm on the first Wednesday in the month.'