Marlow National Trust Association draws members from Marlow & District as well as towns and villages such as Henley, Bourne End, Flackwell Heath and Bisham.
We were formed in 1984 and currently have some 450 members who enjoy our range of events such as Holidays – both in the UK and Overseas, Daytime Outings and Evening Meetings with guest speakers. These events enable us to support projects at our local National Trust properties including Hughenden Manor, Cliveden, West Wycombe, Grey’s Court and Nuffield Place plus National Appeals such as the White Cliffs and Churchill’s Papers. In the last 3 years we have donated over £20000 to such causes, and well over £100000 since 2000.
Historically MNTA has made an annual donation to the National Trust to help with the upkeep of their properties, mainly those local to us all. This time the Committee has decided to work with the National Trust to help finance a project to enable younger school children to take part in educational schemes at local NT properties. We have had preliminary talks with some local schools and they and the NT are very enthusiastic about this new initiative. We will be developing this further over the coming months.
Many of our members also act as volunteers at local properties.
Although we have a thriving membership and indeed a short waiting list, we welcome new members who would like to meet others with similar interests, who are attracted by our programme and are members of National Trust (or its affiliates). Our current membership fee is £7 per person p.a. including our Bi-Monthly Newsletter in electronic form or for an additional £5 p.a. a delivered, printed version. The Newsletter contains details of our programme, booking forms, and reports etc on all our activities.
What's on in 2019
The holidays for 2019 are to Liverpool in May, and the Italian lakes in October.
We organise day outings monthly throughout the year, usually by coach, Outings planned for this year include The Ashmolean and Bodleian Library, in February, London – Square Mile Curios in March, Petworth House in April, Leeds Castle in May, Parham House in June, Sezingcote/Batsford in July, Stowe House in August, The Vyne in September, Dyrham Park in October, Hendon RAF Museum in November,
The coach picks up at 3 locations across Marlow around 9.00am
Meetings are held normally on the third Wednesday Evening of the month throughout the year except August - in Liston Hall, Liston Road, Marlow. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8.00pm start. There is ample free parking available at this time. Entry cost is £2 and there is a raffle and a tea/coffee break – free! with the evening closing at 10.00pm.
The programme for the remainder of this year is:-
• 17th April – Battle of Britain with Chris Wren
• 15th May – Victoria and Albert – Art and Love with Barbara Askew
• 19th June – Stowes landscape Garden - Past, Present and Future with Barry Smith
• 17th July – History of Cartoons – William Hogarth to Private Eye with Ian Keable
• 18th Sept. – The Inexaustible mr Paxton with Russell Bowes
• 16th Oct – Do You Remember The Fifties with Tony King
• 20th Nov. – The Childrens Eternal Forest with Dr Michael Leach
• 11th Dec – Christmas Social Evening
Get in touch
Contact: Martin Timbrell
Tel: 01494 261379
Our website: marlownta.btck.co.uk