The Trust at the Stables Market
On Sunday the 9th of October 2022 The National Trust of Zimbabwe happily hosted a stand at the very popular Old Stables weekly open air market at the Borrowdale Race Course in Harare.
M Managing the table was Executive Councillor Fira Bache (on the right) kindly assisted by Life Trust Member Beverley Nesbit (on the left). It was a beautiful morning with stands spread out under huge jacaranda trees with their glorious purple blossoms.
As seen from our picture we had our banner on display as well as hard copies of the recently published historical book entitled ‘La Rochelle Visitors Book’ for $20.00:
“At La Rochelle (Penhalonga) the Courtaulds hosted an extraordinary range of visitors from all over the world and from many walks of life. Visitors were invited to sign their names with a diamond stylus on several glass window panels, and the hundreds of inscribed signatures have intrigued more recent visitors to La Rochelle. The book is a fascinating glimpse of signatories ranging from African nationalist activists, political figures from various parties, prominent musicians, dancers, actors and artists, historians, British aristocracy, local residents and more.”
In addition to the book we were selling crisp white summer National Trust Tee-shirts for $15.00 and cream coloured caps for $8.00.
The stand raised awareness of the Trust and we were happy to welcome 8 new members to the Trust family.
The benefits of joining the Trust are many: including receiving quarterly E-newsletter, free entry to National Galleries in and NTZ properties in Zimbabwe and discounts in various outlets. Internationally, the card grants you free access to National Trusts with whom we have reciprocity (see INTO PLACES scheme www.into.org/places/). All these benefits for only USD20.
Across from our stand was the stand for Bird Life Zimbabwe (BLZ) with whom the National Trust enjoys a working relationship. Julia Pierini from BLZ was of great support on the day, many thanks Julia.
It is hoped that the Trust will have a stand again in November and December. Future dates will be posted on our Facebook and Website pages.
Please come and pay us a visit