York Association of the National Trust

YANT Members' Pages

The old version of the Social Events page can be found here.

YANT Social Events & Fundraising

Social Events Organiser:  Christine Truman   01937 541163    social@yant.org.uk

Social Events Archives

Photos and descriptions of previous Social events

2017 - 2018

History Wardrobe

Agatha Christie & Art Deco

The Projects Committee organises Social Events for the enjoyment of members, with any profits made from these activities going to the National Trust “Wish List”.  This is an annual list, produced by local National Trust properties, of small items or projects that would help to improve their visitor experience.

In 2017, in conjunction with the Day Trips, Holidays and Walks groups, we were able to donate £7,300 to the next “Wish List”; details of this can be seen here, and will also be in a future newsletter.

In previous years this fundraising has paid for outdoor seating at Goddards and children’s trikes and play equipment at Beningbrough, amongst many other items and improvements.


The Projects Committee has put together the following programme of Social Events for your enjoyment:

The Summer Garden Party will be held on Monday 25th June, 2018 at Beningbrough Hall Gardens at 2.30pm.

£9 per person for the Garden Party.   £10 per person for the Coach.

We will have sole use of the gardens and have arranged for the Head Gardener to be available to answer questions about the planting. The gardens are being redeveloped and in June we will be able to see them at their best. A delicious picnic tea will be provided in the gardens, if fine, or in the restaurant if wet.

We will also be providing a coach to and from York.

Booking Form

St. Crux and future events

As St Crux is undergoing repairs to the fabric until the autumn, we will not be holding the usual Summer Fair this year. However, we have a number of autumn events planned including

- a session with Chocolatier Andrew Thwaite, who provides chocolate samples to his audience. See details below.

- a further Film Archive show.


More details will be available in the June newsletter.

Anthony Thwaite, Chocolatier

Tuesday 2nd October, 2018 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

St Edwards Church Extension, Dringhouses

Anthony Thwaite, Chocolatier, will be demonstrating his chocolate arts, with samples for guests, on Tuesday October 2nd at St Edwards Church Extension, Dringhouses from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Anthony is highly recommended and we are sure this will be a very enjoyable and tasty afternoon.

A Booking Form will be available with the June Newsletter.

Booking Form

"The Streets of York: Four Centuries of Change"

Thursday 22nd November, 2018 at 12:30 pm to 2 pm

Maclagan Hall, St. William's College, College Street, York

In the autumn, York Civic Trust is holding an exhibition with the above title in aid of York Against Cancer, York Minster Fund and York Civic Trust City Enhancement Fund. The exhibition displays artwork and photographic images capturing the streetscapes of the historic city through the last four centuries. A book containing most of the images on view will be on sale and serves as a catalogue.

YANT has arranged a private viewing and reception on Thursday, 22nd November from 12.30 pm to 2.00pm in the Maclagan Hall, St. William's College, College Street.

Booking Form will be sent with the June Newsletter, deadline 31st July.

Booking Form

We do hope to see many of you at future events