Public Presentation Team Visit – Bath Centre National Trust Group
Tuesday 10thJuly 2018 has seen SCLT volunteer Ash Jones giving a presentation on the British Honours System to the members of the Bath Centre National Trust Group at their monthly meeting at the Salvation Army Citadel in central Bath.
With an audience of 60 members of the group, Ash entertained and informed the group with a 45-minute presentation on the subject of the British Honours System, particularly how to nominate worthy individuals for recognition and how the mechanics of the nomination and selection process works in practice. He also discussed the history of the honours themselves and explored some of the more controversial recipients of awards, as well as those who choose to decline an accolade from the crown.
The Bath Centre, founded in 1977, has an active membership drawn from Bath and the surrounding area.The group organise many activities for the membership which include:
* Day and evening lectures
* Day outings by coach to National Trust and other properties
* Other social events
As a result of these activities, the group are able to fund a variety of projects in houses, countryside, and coastal regions owned by the National Trust. mTo make the most of your National Trust membership and meet new friends, why not join your local Centre? You can be assured of a very warm welcome.
At the conclusion of the evening, Ash commented, “It has been a pleasure to join the ladies and gentleman of the Bath Centre NT Group and to deliver my lecture on the British Honours System. It was made doubly special, as we had a lady in the audience who was herself a recipient of an MBE for her achievements. I try to encourage the audience to consider people they know, who may be suitable for a nomination and to take the initiative and fill in the nomination paperwork and set things in motion to recognise those silent community heroes, who truly deserve an honour”.