Christchurch & New Forest National Trust Association

Mon 13th Nov – Skittles, Quiz and Supper

7pm Hoburne, Bashley

Book early for this popular evening, it’s always great fun

Thurs 23rd Nov – The Flowers and Wildlife of a Medieval Transylvanian Landscape

2.30pm Christchurch Baptists Church

Joint talk with Dorset Wildlife Trust. Given by Dr Bob Gibbons.

Tues 5th Dec – Isles of the Western Mediterranean

2.30pm St Mary’s Church Hall, Everton

The speaker is Ron Taylor who seeks to enlighten and entertain rather than lecture.

The presentation will range across the Spanish, French and Italian Islands with their differing cultures, foods and events, along with the historical figures, such as Nelson, Napoleon and others whose lives have been influenced by them.

Wed 6th Dec – Christmas Lunch

The Lord Bute, Highcliffe, 12 for 12.30

Wed 24th Jan – The Artist’s Rifles – Pre-Raphaelites to Passchendale

2.30pm Barton on Sea Methodist Church Hall

Steve Marshall was the curator of the exhibition on the Artist’s Rifles held at Southampton Art Gallery in 2014.

He will reveal the fascinating and unlikely story of the Artist’s Rifles Regiment formed in 1860 by stars of the Victorian art world. They transformed the artists into volunteer riflemen who, during the First World War, trained officers for the British Army before serving in the front line at Passchendale.

Mon 29th Jan – Skittles, Quiz and Supper

7.00pm Hoburne, Bashley

Booking essential for this popular evening.

Tues 13th Feb – Beatrix Potter – Dispelling the Myths

2.30pm Brockenhurst Village Hall

David Stocks was formerly a room guide at Hill Top, Beatrix’s house in the Lake District.

His talk is about her life and family, giving insights into her upbringing, her conservation efforts, the writing of her children’s stories and her involvement with the National Trust.

Wed 7th Mar – Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

2.30pm Barton on Sea Methodist Church Hall, Sea Road.

How this organisation works to save lives in our area. Amazing stories of rescue feats not only at motorway accidents, but also at inaccessible areas in the forest and on the coast where ambulances cannot reach.

Wed 4th Apr – The Flying Boats of Poole Harbour

7.30pm New Milton Community Centre

Jeremy Waters gives an illustrated talk covering the extraordinary history of Flying Boats 1939-1945.

Thurs 12th Apr – Spring Afternoon Tea

South Lawns Hotel 3.00pm for 3.30pm

A fabulous afternoon tea which includes scones, cream and jam, a selection of sandwiches and a range of cakes – plus the chef’s special creation. Tickets will include a lucky number where you could win an afternoon tea for two.

Booking is necessary.