The National Trust Bristol Centre Talks Programme for 2018/19

All talks will be held at 2,15pm in the HALL at St Monica Trust, Cote Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3UN

A charge of £3 is made to both members and visitors to help cover the costs associated with the talks programme. This charge includes the provision of tea and biscuits at the end of each talk

If you have any doubts as to whether a talk is to take place or any queries regarding the venue, you may visit our website or contact David Moore  0117 965 8014.  Similarly, if you would like a lift, or can offer one, please contact David Moore.


Saturday 27th October 2018 at 2.15pm

Curiouser and Curiouser - Cyril Routley 


Cyril's illustrated talk, based upon his own idiosyncratic sense of humour, will explore examples of the quirky and the unusual taking in everything from oddities from past times, shops with highly appropriate names and road signs with glaring spelling errors!


Saturday 17th November 2018 at 2.15pm

An Actor's Voice for Me - Gina Merrett-Smith 


During Gina's presentation we will hear the voices of much loved actors and stars from the worlds of stage, screen and literature and learn something  of the  lives of those who have formed an important part of the national consciousness.

Saturday 15th December 2018 at 2.15pm

Communicating Christmas - John Penny


Extensively illustrated with film, video clips and sound recordings, John's presentation will look at many aspects of Christmas and what it is that makes the season special.



Saturday 26th January 2019 at 2.15pm

The Bristol and Somerset Coalfields -  David Ploss 


Weaving a story through history and with the help of artwork through the ages, David's presentation will tell us something of the story of the coalfields that covered an area of 240 square miles and, at one time, employed thousands.


Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 2.15pm   

 UK Islands: Wildlife and Volunteering - Colin Butcher

 An interesting talk about some of UK's less visited small islands. Many can only be visited by volunteering to work on  them- an

experience that Colin has found both interesting and rewarding.


Monday 25th March 2019 at 7.15pm


          ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by a talk by David Moore


          Bristol Beyond the Guidebook - David Moore


Bristol is a city increasingly popular with tourists. This video presentation will consider some of its lesser known aspects which, though failing to make it to the official guidebook, nonetheless contribute to the story of one of England's great cities.



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