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Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom

March 2022

Lecture: A Very Secret War: Bugging the Nazis in WW2

March 18, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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£4.50

A Wimbledon National Trust Association lecture by Helen Fry.  During WW2, British intelligence bugged the conversations of German prisoners-of-war at three stately houses, including Trent Park in north London and Latimer House and Wilton Park in Buckinghamshire. From 1942 Trent Park was reserved for Hitler’s captured Generals.  In an astonishing turn of events, they were housed in luxurious conditions and lulled into a false sense of security. They became unguarded in their conversations and inadvertently gave away some of Hitler’s…

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April 2022

Day of Dance: Beginner Ballet Taster Class (3-4 years)

April 4, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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£12

The first of three workshops being held on this Day of Dance Extravaganza is a 45-minute ballet adventure for little dancers, aged 3-4 yrs. Give your child the opportunity to discover the magic of ballet and dance in this Beginner Ballet Taster session. If your little one loves to whirl, twirl and dance around the room to all different styles of music, then they will love every minute of this class which teaches them the foundations of ballet technique in…

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Easter Dance Workshops with The Village School of Dance

April 4, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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This Day of Dance Extravaganza from The Village School of Dance includes three workshops celebrating the magic of modern, tap and ballet and offers something suitable for children of all ages: Beginner Ballet Class (3-4 years) Modern, Tap & Swan Lake Workshop (5-12 years) Swan Lake Workshop (12 years +)

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Day of Dance: Modern, Tap @ Swan Lake Workshop (5-11 years)

April 4, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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£25

Give your child the opportunity to discover the wonderful world of dance in this one-off Day of Dance Extravaganza! This session is suitable for children aged 5-11yrs and will include a Modern and Tap dance taster session, followed by an inspiring Swan Lake Workshop by industry professional, Andrew Ashton. This session is perfect for your child if they love to whirl, twirl and dance around the room to all different styles of music, as well as making lots of noise…

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Swan Lake Workshop with Andrew Ashton (12 years and over)

April 4, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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£25

The final Day of Dance session is an exciting one-off Swan Lake workshop with professional dancer, Andrew Ashton! This brilliant workshop is suitable for dancers aged 12yrs + and will include both technique improvement as well as learning some of the repertoire from the world famous 'Swan Lake'.

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National Trust Association Talk: The Life of Emma Hamilton

April 22, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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£4.50

This copiously illustrated talk will cover the early life of Emma Hamilton as mistress to the aristocracy and as model and muse to the painter George Romney.  The scene will move to Naples where she met both her husband and her lover Lord Nelson. Returning to England she found a house for the three of them at Merton Place.  We will see plans and pictures of the house (sadly demolished), its location and the extent of the 160 acre estate.…

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January 2023

Wimbledon National Trust Association Talk: History Minus The Boring Bits!

January 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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£4 – £4.50

Why does Charles II keep popping out of his coffin and which of his ladies preferred her parrot to the King’s attentions?  Which stately home has a ghostly dog who shows you to your room and then walks through the wall?  Why was Henry V’s queen not buried for more than 200 years? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this entertaining lecture by Susan Howe. £4 for WNTA members, £4.50 for non-members. Enquiries 020 8401 2157. Lecture…

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February 2023

Wimbledon National Trust Association Talk: The Life of George Bernard Shaw

February 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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Brian Freeland’s one-man-show will entertain and inform the audience on the life of George Bernard Shaw, the writer and philosopher. With the aid of little more than an armchair and a carafe of water, Brian morphs seamlessly from his role as narrator to that of the great man himself. His English voice transforms into a higher Irish brogue to deliver the ideas, thoughts and bon mots of GBS. For more information please visit the Wimbledon National Trust website

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March 2023

Wimbledon National Trust Association Talk: Florence Nightingale: What She Was and What She Was Not

March 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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We know her as the Lady with the Lamp, but there is so much more to Florence Nightingale than the two years she spent tending the sick and wounded in the Crimean War of the 1850s. Join Julie Chandler as she busts the myth of what she was and what she was not – daughter, sister, nurse, friend, statistician, lover, writer, scourge of the British Army. For more details visit the Wimbledon National Trust Association website.  

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April 2023

Wimbledon National Trust Association Talk: M19 Secret Escapes

April 14, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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National Trust Lecture

When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines during WWII, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: it was called M19.  The organisation set up clandestine escape routes that zigzagged across Nazi-occupied Europe, enabling soldiers and airmen to make their way back to Britain.  Secret agents and resistance fighters risked their lives and those of their families to hide the men.  Central to M19’s success were figures such as Airey Neave – the first British prisoner to successfully escape…

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October 2023

Lecture: A Conspiracy History of the World

October 21, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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£4 – £4.50
National Trust Lecture

A Wimbledon National Trust Association Talk by Andy Thomas. Part of a varied programme of lectures held once a month on Saturday afternoons in the autumn and winter/spring. Talks start at 3 pm with tea/coffee and biscuits served from 2.30 at a cost of 50p. Ticket cost: WNTA members £4.00 Non members £4.50

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November 2023

See-Saw and Tiger’s Tea – A Life in Theatre and Books

November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon
Wimbledon, London SW20 0RZ United Kingdom
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£4 – £4.50
National Trust Lecture

A Wimbledon National Trust Association Talk by David Wood. Part of a varied programme of lectures held once a month on Saturday afternoons in the autumn and winter/spring. Talks start at 3 pm with tea/coffee and biscuits served from 2.30 at a cost of 50p. Ticket cost: WNTA members £4.00 Non members £4.50

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