Marlow Association

View of the fourteenth-century Great Tower and cottages at Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

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 Cliveden, Hughenden Manor, West Wycombe, Grey’s Court and Nuffield Place plus special National Trust appeals. In the last 2 years (during Lockdown) we have donated over £5000 to such causes, and well over £100000 since 2000. One of the projects that the MNTA Committee has undertaken is to work with the National Trust to help finance younger school children to take part in educational schemes at local NT properties.

Many of our members also act as volunteers at local properties.

MEMBERSHIP
Although we have a thriving membership, 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 £10 per person p.a. including our quarterly newsletter in electronic form or for an additional £8 p.a. a delivered, printed version.  The newsletter contains details of our programme, booking forms, and reports etc on all our activities.

During Lockdown (through 2020 and 2021) we continued with our programme of Speakers Evenings and Virtual Outings using Zoom.

What's on in 2022

HOLIDAYS
The holidays for 2022 are to West of Ireland in June, and to Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales in September.

OUTINGS
The proposed itinerary for 2022, (yet to be confirmed) is:

  • January                                New Year Walk plus lunch at local restaurant.
  • February                              Visit the London Museums in Exhibition Road.
  • March                                  Nuffield House and Cowley Factory.
  • April                                    Chenies Manor.
  • May                                     Charlecote or Cheltenham.
  • June                                     To be decided.
  • July                                      Hatchlands and Clandon.
  • August                                 Crossness London – New Sewage Relief System.
  • October                                National Arboretum (Staffordshire).

MEETINGS
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. Entry cost is £2 and there is a raffle and a tea/coffee break with the evening closing at 10pm.
The programme (so far) for 2022 is:

  • January                                MI9 – A History of Escape and Evasion
  • February                              Annual General Meeting plus NT Speaker
  • March                                  Bulstrode – Splendour and Scandal
  • April                                    Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies
  • May                                     Books and Libraries at the National Trust
  • June                                     Clandon Park (NT) – The past and future
  • July                                      Metroland
  • September                           To be arranged
  • October                                Disraeli – Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister
  • November                            The Vulcan and the Cold War
  • December                            Christmas Social

For a more specific up-to-date list of MNTA activities and events visit our website marlownta.chessck.co.uk.

Get in touch

Contact: MNTA Membership Secretary
Tel: 01494 261379
Email: membership.marlownta@gmail.com