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What we do

Meetings Of Abertawe Centre National Trust are normally held at St Paul's Sketty Parish Centre, De La Beche Road, Sketty, Swansea, on the fourth Wednesday of the month between October and April at 7.30 p.m. (except for December when time and date may be modified)

A number of excursions occur throughout the summer months and a holiday in early autumn.

Further details of the current programme, set out below, may be obtained from the Secretary.

To book places on the holiday or day trips contact Michael Simpson Tel 01792404345 or Email mixu@talktalk.net.  

We hold an annual Spring lunch and Autumn Lunch at a local venue.

Some of our members provide volunteer help at Pennard Car Park through the summer and also work as stewards at Dinefwr.

Recent Events

The 45th Annual General Meeting was held at St Paul's Parish Centre Sketty on 28 February 2018. The Chairman Mr Michael Simpson was in the chair

In his report the Chairman summarised the year's activities and concluded by thanking the members of the Committee for their support and advice.


Treasurer’s Report: Mr. Knight circulated his report and a copy would be attached to the official minutes. He confirmed that the accounts showed a surplus from which a donation in excess of £2000 had been made to a National Trust project. The accounts were approved unanimously.

The accounts were reviewed by Mr Owen and it was agreed that he should be invited to continue in this role..

The Area Property Manager was unable to attend the meeting.

The Officers and Committee will be: Chairman: Mr Michael Simpson.
Vice-Chairman: Mrs. Barbara Davies.
Treasurer and Membership Secretary: Mr. Roger Knight.
Annual Holiday Organiser: Mr Michael Simpson.
Secretary: Mrs. Anne Bennett.
Speakers Secretary: Ms Anne Thomas.
Committee Members:
Prof. Muriel Chamberlain.
Mrs. Ann Jackson.
Mr. William Bennett.
Ms. Ann Thomas Speaker secretary.
Mr. Ken Owens (Functions organiser).
Mrs. Shirley Thomas.
Dr Bruce Lervy (Webmaster)
Ms Hazel Harrison



The meeting closed at 8.10 pm

Due to the inclement weather (a red alert having been issued by the Meteorological Office for heavy snow) it was decided to postpone the quiz.



Meetings of 2017 have included an account of the war years in Swansea, an illustrated talk on the history of Morriston, National Trust Properties in Northern Ireland, Historical footsteps in the sands of Gower and the history of Middleton Hall.







The Annual Holiday visited Cambridgeshire and Kent.



25/Apr/2018Illustrated talk
03/May/2018Spring lunch
19/Jun/2018Day trip
Visit to Dyrham Park near Bath
Cost £20 per person. Admission to Dyrham Park is free to NT members. Various pick up points near Swansea from 8.30 am. Return arrival time to Swansea will be 6.45 pm (approx). Application forms are available from Mr Michael Simpson tel 01792 404345. Non-members of National Trust are welcome on this trip but will be personally responsible for their entry fee to Dyrham Park.
17/Jul/2018Day Trip
14/Aug/2018Day Trip
03/Sep/2018Annual Holiday
27/Nov/2018Christmas lunch









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