Corona Virus Update
Inline with government advice, all meetings and trips organised by Maidenhead NTA are cancelled / postponed.
Once more information is available, we will update members and this site, with details regarding when we will be resuming our activities.
In the meantime Stay At Home, Protect The NHS, Save Lives
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The next holiday will be in the spring of 2022.
Bells at Cliveden
We sent £500 to Cliveden to help with the restoration of the Pagoda. We have had a letter of thanks giving lots more details of the work. If you would like to see this letter please ask any Committee member.
Cliveden have decided to spend our money on replacing the bells. Here is a photo of one of the eight bells they have added so far. A further 16 will be added later.
The bells were cast in bronze and the clappers were made of cast iron, which is the traditional combination. The outsides of the bells were oil gilded with 24 carat English gold applied over a bright yellow primer. The insides were patinated brown with a traditional bronze patina.