Golden Cap Association (West Dorset)

a local association of the National Trust

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-====== ​2018 ======+==== Monday 25th February 2:30pm (Talk) ​====   
 +===== Is there such a thing as a Perfect Tree? by Ray Hawes ===== 
  
 +Ray has been working as Head of Forestry for the National Trust since 1989 and was responsible for about 8 million trees. ​ He talks about how trees have been used and valued through the ages, with illustrations of some of the finest and most interesting ones. Trees and woods have been used for many different purposes for thousands of years.  ​
  
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-===== Wednesday 7th November ​(Visit) ===== +==== Friday 8th March 1:​00pm ​(Meal) ====   
-===== Stourhead House & Gardens, Wiltshire ​=====+===== Spring Lunch at Eype's Mouth Country Hotel ===== 
  
-Stourhead is one of the world’s finest landscape gardens and in autumn you can see vistas highlighted with burnished leaves and rusty colour palettes. +Members meeting together for a splendid meal in great company.
-With a lake at its centre, the garden is planned with temples and follies and a planting scheme which allows the colours to wash through the landscape over a 6-8 week period.+
  
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 +==== Monday 25th March 7:30pm (AGM) ====  ​
 +===== Annual General Meeting ===== 
 +Special Guest Speaker: **Rebecca Burton**, Regional Director, South West Region, NT
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 +Rebecca is the Director of the biggest region in the National Trust, it covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.
  
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-===== Friday 16th November, 11:30am (Social=====  +====  ​Monday 29th April 2:30pm (Talk) ====  
-===== Quiz & Fish '​n'​ Chip Lunch, WI Hall, Bridport ​=====+===== Beyond Old Harry by Rod Lawrence ​===== 
 +Rod is a retired Naturalist, having spent most of his life studying forests throughout the world. ​ This is his vision of how we could build on what we have here with the Jurassic coast to create one of the best and most bio-diverse places in the world.
  
-Another of our very popular brain exercising events with the bonus of Fish and Chips (or Chicken and Chips if you prefer). +++++++++++++++++++++
-Stimulate the grey cells with an interesting but not-too-controversial quiz, with prizes for the winners and a small booby prize for the lowest scoring table. This year our Quiz Master is Kathy Hince.+
  
-Even if you are alone, you are guaranteed to meet someone for a chat as each table is made up of at least three people. ​ 
  
  
 +==== Thursday 4th April (Visit) ====  ​
 +===== Tyntesfield,​ nr Bristol =====
 +Tyntesfield,​ purchased in 1843 and remodelled in 1863, is now a spectacular Victoria Gothic Revival house with gardens and parkland. Most of the contents have been saved and are being conserved by the National Trust and placed in room settings, some are still stored in rooms long since unused. ​
  
-===== Monday 26th November 2:30 pm (Talk) =====  +++++++++++++++++++++
-===== The Gardens of the First World War by Christine Stones =====+
  
-Christine has a background in broadcasting having worked for the BBC for many years. Throughout the First World War the need to garden was universal, for food, recreation and for normality. On the home front food was desperately needed and women, children and retired gardeners filled the gaps when the men went off to fight. On the Western Front there is an example of seedlings being raised in the Great Orangery of the Trianon at the Palace of Versailles to supply the troops with fresh vegetables. 
  
  
-====== ​2019 ======+==== Wednesday 8th May 10:30am (Guided Walk) ====   
 +===== The Golden Cap Estate - its orchids and wildlife =====  
 +Visit the orchid fields at Westhay Farm and be shown some of the amazing discoveries. The fields are of international importance for waxcap grassland fungi and the soft cliffs from Eype Mouth to Lyme Regis are of European importance for many rare insects.
  
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-===== Monday 28th January 2:30 pm (Talk) =====  
-===== The Golden Age of Travel by Paul Atterbury ===== 
  
-The 1920’s and 1930’s were indeed the “Golden Age of Travel” with Cunard, the Orient Express, Pullman trains and flying boats. Paul Atterbury embarks on an alluring journey into this golden age of ocean liners and rail travel. 
  
-Paul is an antiques expertprobably best known for his many appearances ​on the BBC’s “Antiques Roadshow”He specialises ​in the art, architecture,​ design ​and decorative arts of the 19th and 20th centuries.+==== Tuesday 14th May (Visit) ====   
 +===== Lacock Village and Abbey =====  
 +Lacock village ​is often used as a film location e.g. Downton AbbeyCranford, Harry Potter, etc. Ela, Countess of Salisbury founded Lacock Abbey on 16th April 1232The original cloister was demolished ​in the 1400s and replaced with what we see today. After the Dissolution ​of the Monasteries Sir William Sharrington bought the Abbey and turned it into a country house. William Henry Fox Talbot created the first photographic negative in 1835 in the house and the Fox Talbot Museum is wonderful. ​ The village and Abbey were given to the National Trust in 1944.
  
-In 2016 Paul curated an exhibition at the Dorset County Museum which featured evocative railway posters designed to encourage holiday-makers to visit Dorset and the South West; and in the autumn presented a “Golden Age of Travel” television special on the BBC whilst travelling on board a train headed by the famous steam locomotive “The Flying Scotsman”.+++++++++++++++++++++
  
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-===== Monday 25th February 2:30pm (Talk) =====  
-===== Is there such a thing as a Perfect Tree? by Ray Hawes ===== 
  
-Ray has been working as Head of Forestry for the National Trust since 1989 and was responsible for about 8 million trees. ​ He talks about how trees have been used and valued through the ages, with illustrations of some of the finest and most interesting ones. Trees and woods have been used for many different purposes for thousands of years.  ​ 
  
 +==== Thursday 13th June (Visit) ====  ​
 +===== Kennet and Avon Canal (from Bristol Quay) ===== 
  
-===== Monday ​25th March 7:30pm (AGM) =====   +Details to follow. 
-===== AGM =====  + 
-Speaker**Rebecca Burton**Regional Director for South West NT +++++++++++++++++++++ 
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 +==== Wednesday 10th July (Visit) ====   
 +===== Bath and American Museum =====  
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 +Details to follow. 
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 +==== Wednesday 11th September (Visit) ====   
 +===== Concorde Museum, Bristol ===== 
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 +Details to follow. 
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 +==== Monday ​30th September ​7:30pm (Talk) ====   
 +===== 'The Aurora - the Northern Lights'​ by Bob Mizon =====  
 +Bob is a graduate in modern languages but is better known as an astronomer. He is best known in the scientific and environmental community as the co-ordinator of the British Astronomical Association Commission for Dark Skies. He was elected a Fellow of the R.A. Society in 1985 and has been associated with the Wessex Astronomical Society for many years.  
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 +This talk by Bob, accompanied by beautiful images, is about what causes the Northern lights; their place in history; and why you may not have to travel as far as you think to see them. He is an  amusing and entertaining speaker. 
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 +==== Thursday 10th or 17 October (Visit) ​====   
 +===== Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear ​=====  
 +Details to follow. 
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 +==== Monday 28th October 2:30pm (Talk) ====   
 +===== 'The Treasures of Dorset'​ by Christopher Legrand =====  
 +Christopher will give us a scenic trip around this beautiful county discovering some of the lesser known facts about its historyfamilies, architecture and landscape. He invites you to share his enjoyment of the world around us through high quality images, music and video clips. 
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 +==== Monday 25th November 2:30pm (Talk) ====   
 +===== '​Geology and Jewellery'​ by Sian Evans =====  
 +Sian's talk will be focused around her interests in the geology and Archaeolology of Dorset. ​ As a teenager she became a young archaeologist at the Dorset County Museum. She studied BA Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Crafts in London in the 80's and had a very successful studio practice there creating award winning works of art. She will talk about ethics as a practicing jeweller, the problem with diamond and gold mining, recyling and the environmental impact of mining precious stones and metals. 
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 +==== December - date TBA (Visit) ====   
 +===== The Christmas Market at Portsmouth =====  
 +Details to follow. 
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-=====  Monday 29th April 2:30pm (Talk) =====  
-===== Beyond Old Harry by Rod Lawrence ===== 
-Rod is a retired Naturalist, having spent most of his life studying forests throughout the world. ​ This is his vision of how we could build on what we have here with the Jurassic coast to create one of the best and most bio-diverse places in the world. 
  
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