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'Nailsea and District Local History Society was established in 1975 and aims to encourage and promote an interest in, and research into, the local history of the area. The Society is open to all, and we meet on the second Monday of the month at Nailsea School. Here we have talks on wide range of subjects of interest to local people.'

'A warm welcome to Nantwich Museum, situated on Pillory Street, close to the centre of the historic market town of Nantwich in Cheshire. The building was once a Victorian library and stands on the site of the town’s former jail. We have a full programme of events including talks, school visits and changing exhibitions.'

'Exploring how narrative interacts with and impacts on cultures and communities ... Our research seminars are open to all.'

'We hold a range of events, from free public talks on records of interest, to training courses for archivists and academics.' The Friends of The National Archives organize 'special Friends-only events, including behind-the-scenes tours and visits to historic buildings and collections' - as well as occasional lectures.

'Auriculas are members of the Genus Primula which is a large family of plants comprising over 425 species and many thousands of hybrids ... Why do three separate societies exist, all calling themselves sections of The National Auricula & Primula Society? No one knows how or why this situation came about but occasional attempts to merge have proved unsuccessful.'

Category Kent

Member of the National Auricula & Primula Society Grouping

Member of the National Auricula & Primula Society Grouping

'Represents groups of volunteers interested in conserving cemeteries large and small. The Cemetery Friends give their time clearing and maintaining areas, often working with local ecology groups to maintain a balance between wildlife and heritage. Friends may also provide guided walks, open days and special events and work on projects with English Heritage and other organisations.'

Category Art Galleries

'The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free ... The Gallery’s national strategy promotes the understanding, knowledge and appreciation of Old Master paintings throughout the UK. It is our ambition to give these paintings a major role in modern cultural life ... The Gallery's aim is to care for the collection, to enhance it for future generations, primarily by acquisition, and to study it, while encouraging access to the pictures for the education and enjoyment of the widest possible public now and in the future.'

'Britain's longest established independent research institute, founded in 1938. Our mission is to carry out research into the economic and social forces that affect people’s lives and to improve the understanding of those forces and the ways in which policy can bring about change. The Institute is independent of all party political interests and is not affiliated to any single university, although our staff regularly undertake projects in collaboration with leading academic institutions ... Each year we run a programme of high quality, relevant events, including conferences, workshops, seminars and quarterly economic briefings to share our research findings and contribute to the wider public policy debate.'

'One of the largest general philatelic societies in Great Britain whose members are drawn from throughout the UK and Overseas.' Normally, meetings are held monthly in London on Saturdays with an interesting display by a guest or member.

'The only national body which promotes and encourages the preservation and restoration of Britain's transport heritage in all its forms - road, rail, wings and water ... We arrange a programme for members going far beyond what is available to the general public and including visits to some leading private transport collections.'

'We’re the largest member organisation in Scotland. As a conservation charity, we’re supported by more than 300,000 members and are funded largely by donations ... There are now 32 National Trust for Scotland Members' Centres, Members' Groups and Friends' Groups throughout Scotland, one in Cambridge and one in London. Members of the National Trust for Scotland can join one or more of the groups, usually on payment of a small annual membership fee ... The Centres give an opportunity to share interests and find out more about the Trust and Scotland's heritage. Most have varied programmes of talks, social events and day outings throughout the year.'

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