Wells & District Centre National Trust

From: Jon Glauert <>

Are you a Member of the National Trust?

Did you know that around the country there are Centres that support the National Trust –  usually financially? NT Members can become Members of a local Centre. There is a small annual subscription. It depends on the Centre, but most put on Talks on all sorts of topics lasting about an hour, usually with power-point displays, go off on Day Visits to places of interest not necessarily National Trust properties, some organise long-stay Visits to other parts of the country and arrange social occasions. All the surplus proceeds go to a local National Trust project.

Our nearest Centre is based in the Wells, Cheddar, Wedmore, Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea, East & West Huntspill area and during the October – March period we meet on the second Saturday of the month at 2.30 pm at Henton Village Hall which is situated between Wedmore and Wookey.

At present, there is an annual subscription of £8.00 and an admission charge of £3.00 which helps to cover the hire of the Hall, Refreshments and Speakers` Fees or Donations and their

Travelling Expenses.
2022-2023 Talks & Dates :
Saturday 8th. October   “Wells in Mosaic Project”
Saturday 12th. November “Fernhill Farm Experience”
Saturday 10th. December “Memories of a Village Grocer”,
Saturday 14th. January  “School in a Bag”
Saturday 11th. February:        “Tristan da Cunha – Update”
Saturday 11th. March:   “Wellington Monument, Past, Present & Future”.

During the April-September period, Committee Members organise 5 or 6 Day Trips to a variety of places of interest not necessarily connected to the National Trust – our most recent one has been on a guided visit to Hinkley Point. In the past, we have been on a guided visit to Avonmouth & Portbury Docks.

Over the years we have made substantial donations to local NT properties, especially when they have made an appeal for financial help on some important projects eg. Tyntesfield, Lytes Cary, Dyrham Park, Castle Drogo, Montacute, Barrington Court and most recently the much-needed restoration and conservation work on the Wellington Monument.
If you are interested in joining us as a Member, then please contact me for further information :

Jon Glauert, Chairman, Tel: 01278 786270  Email:

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