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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 (except for December when time and date may be modified) between October and April at 7.30 p.m.

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 the holiday contact Michael Simpson Tel 01792404345 or Email For details of day trips contact Bruce Lervy 01792 204694, or 07968794305, or e-mail  

We hold an annual Spring lunch and an 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 44th Annual General Meeting was held at St Paul's Parish Centre Sketty on 22nd February 2017. The Chairman Dr Bruce Lervy 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 would be made to a National Trust project. The accounts were approved unanimously.

Mr Mahmood Poptani was re-elected as independent auditor.

The Area Property Manager Mr. Alun Kersley-Evans 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 was appointed at a subsequent Committee meeting.
Committee Members:
Prof. Muriel Chamberlain.
Mrs. Anne Jackson.
Mr. William Bennett.
Ms. Ann Thomas.
Mr. Ken Owens (Functions organiser).
Mrs. Shirley Thomas.
Dr Bruce Lervy (Webmaster)

The meeting closed at 8.10 pm

After refreshments, Ms Anne Thomas set us an interesting quiz. It was won jointly by Mr & Mrs Ryland, Dr Don Williams, Mr Roger Knight and Mrs Mo Ellard, who, in accordance with our convention, received the shared equivalent of two free seats on one of the day trips – but at the price of hosting next year’s 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 and Historical footsteps in the sands of Gower.

A proposal was passed unanimously at the AGM in February 2016 and read as follows "Membership of the Abertawe Centre will be open to persons supportive of the aims of National Trust on payment of the current annual subscription to The Centre

The Annual Holiday visited Cambridgeshire Kent.

28/Feb/2018AGM and quiz
28/Mar/2018Illustrated talk
25/Apr/2018Illustrated talk
01/Jun/2018Day trip
01/Jul/2018Day Trip
Picton Castle Pembroke
Date and other detail later TBA
01/Aug/2018Day Trip
01/Sep/2018Annual Holiday
27/Nov/2018Christmas lunch

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