Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018

Association Annual Lunch

at the Burghill Valley Golf Club

Members enjoyed a 2-course or 3-course Menu in the Conservatory 



Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Coach Outing to Boscobel House & The Royal Oak, Brewood, Staffordshire - bookings to Secretary Ann Pearson by 5 March. Open to non-members as well as HTMA members.

Boscobel House is a handsome 17th Century timber-framed lodge, originally hidden in deep woodland.  It was built by a Catholic landowner, and its situation made it well suited to hiding Catholics who needed refuge from persecution.  For a few days in 1651 the house played a pivotal role in English history as the hiding place of the future King Charles II after defeat in Worcester.



Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Car Outing to Eastnor for a Hands-on Pottery Afternoon - bookings to Programme Secretary Anne Richards by 2 January (number restricted to 24 participants)

Participants will create a hollow object out of clay and paint it, and have a taster session on a potter's wheel, making another object.  Both objects will be left at the pottery for firing, to be collected later.



Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - Stroud & Highgrove Royal Gardens - enquiries to Chairman Eileen Dilley, tel 01432-880527.

Coach Outing.  Open to HTMA Members and non-members.  £52 pp. Bookings deadline 4 April 2018.

We will visit the market town of Stroud, once the industrial centre of the wool industry, now a centre for arts, crafts, antique shops and markets. In the afternoon we will visit the Highgrove Royal Gardens for a two-hour tour of the gardens, followed by a cream tea.  



Tuesday, 5 June 2018    Car Outing to Court of Noke, Pembridge. Send booking or Organiser Heather Jones by end of April.

Court of Noke is a Queen Anne Manor House of red brick, with contemporary water gardens.  Both House and gardens have been restored in the last 15 years.  There is a range of period farm buildings, including a water mill which is undergoing restoration.



Wednesday, 4 July 2018    Coach Outing to Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth. Bookings to Organiser Ann Pearson by 25 May.

Open to HTMA Members and non-members

CAT is  described as Britain's major centre for environmental inspiration, having the largest range of installed renewable systems anywhere.  It opened to the public in 1975 and now receives tens of thousands of visitors every year.  It has won many Awards and accolades for its 7 acres of interactive displays and working demonstrations.  




Wednesday, 11 July 2018  Car Outing to Elgar's Birthplace at Lower Broadheath.  Bookings to Organiser Wendy Hill by 31 May.

This is NT's latest acquisition in the Midlands Region, and it is full of interest - photographs, scores and belongings of Sir Edward Elgar.  There is a lovely tea room and a pleasant courtyard.



August 2018 (date to be arranged) -

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

 August 2018 (date to be arranged) -

Carpet Museum & Harvington Hall, Kidderminster

September 2018 (date to be arranged)Moors Meadow Gardens, Bromyard

October 2018 (date to be arranged) - 

Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey






The pick-up points for our coach outings are at Leominster, Hereford and Ledbury.  Full details of each Outing with booking forms are given in the Newsletters published in April, August and November.    Each outing has a deadline date for booking, so please make enquiries early to avoid disappointment, but sometimes there are vacancies even after the deadline has passed so it is always worth asking if a particular outing interests you.


Please contact Anne Richards, Programme Secretary – – or

Ann Pearson, Honorary Secretary – - for further details.



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