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South Wales Argus: Tredegar House Tredegar House

THE NATIONAL Trust state that visitors’ numbers have increased since it has been in charge of Tredegar House, so, of course, the nihilists of Newport have risen to grumble about Newport City Council’s stewardship of the house. However, that is not the full picture.

As Mr R. B. Williams correctly said in his recent letter, the National Trust is a nationwide organisation, and produces an annual guide book for members plus regular magazines which have featured Tredegar House, and, no doubt, this has encouraged members in nearby areas to make day trips to Newport, as well as others staying in South Wales.

In fact, it would be interesting to know how many of these increased visitor numbers actually paid the full entry fee and not just waved their membership cards as they float through the door, as do my wife and I.

As members, we have frequently visited, but we also did when the house was under the aegis of various Newport councils, and it is worth pointing out that there were actually more rooms open for inspection then than there are now under the NT.

Ian Jakob Llanwern Street Newport

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11:48am Fri 17 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

so the National Trust is a Nationwide organisation. Newport council should have been marketing Tredegar house an add in the National trust publications for example
so the National Trust is a Nationwide organisation. Newport council should have been marketing Tredegar house an add in the National trust publications for example Bobevans
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1:23pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Mr Angry says...

You'd have been on here then moaning about the cost of the advert
You'd have been on here then moaning about the cost of the advert Mr Angry
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2:12pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Stevenboy says...

The National Trust are experts in marketing tours of Stately Homes and houses. As such, they are successful at it. NCC would have difficulty organising a romantic tryst in a house of ill repute. They proved that with their convoluted Gypsy site debacle and the mural fiasco. So I can't see what the dispute is here. The less you give them to mess up the better surely?
The National Trust are experts in marketing tours of Stately Homes and houses. As such, they are successful at it. NCC would have difficulty organising a romantic tryst in a house of ill repute. They proved that with their convoluted Gypsy site debacle and the mural fiasco. So I can't see what the dispute is here. The less you give them to mess up the better surely? Stevenboy
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2:28pm Fri 17 Jan 14

jimmytheone2 says...

Bobevans wrote:
so the National Trust is a Nationwide organisation. Newport council should have been marketing Tredegar house an add in the National trust publications for example
Have you nothing better to maon about man?
For goodness sake direct your moaning at something that deserves it - this issue doesn't, it's just an opportunity for whingers to have a go an NCC with no justification. They are guilty of many things, but this isn't one of them...,
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: so the National Trust is a Nationwide organisation. Newport council should have been marketing Tredegar house an add in the National trust publications for example[/p][/quote]Have you nothing better to maon about man? For goodness sake direct your moaning at something that deserves it - this issue doesn't, it's just an opportunity for whingers to have a go an NCC with no justification. They are guilty of many things, but this isn't one of them..., jimmytheone2
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10:33pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Spinflight says...

If someone is incompetent then you take their responsibilities away from them. Lighten the load, make it easier for them, give them more time to concentrate on licking the window...

Same goes with councils.
If someone is incompetent then you take their responsibilities away from them. Lighten the load, make it easier for them, give them more time to concentrate on licking the window... Same goes with councils. Spinflight
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10:54pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Thinking heads says...

I'm glad?
The national trust has control of this historic treasure and N.T (WALES) look after it for the nation, ?
Newport corporation where given it under covenant with the parks of Tredegar and deer park to the north as well as the golf link's the only brake in land was for the railway.(the golden mile) But then he had bridges built to accsess his land, stone wall's to indicate you where on his land and to stop poaching his kennels and dogs where keeped at deer park and the horses for the hunt.
untill the M4 split the land but access is still possible because even thay put a subway for the people of newport . Because of the covenant and the covenant stated it was for leisure and amenities and wellbeing of the people of newport and could be could be sold for that purpose. To organisations who uphold that ln the covenant. And the corporation and land agents to uphold.
If said organisations fail it can not be sold for gain but revert to the people for use under said covenant.
That is why Tredegar park golf club moved to there new site that lord Tredegar had were it is today so deer park (tpg)is backunder the covenant I believe can be used by the people ?
But there's been development on it that is outside the covenant ?
access has been prevented . And nothing is done there cutting ancient tree's
dumping footpaths blocked that locals have used for generations all lost.
No the house is safer in the hands of NT(wales)
At that cannot go under a funny hand shake or not looking for the relevant paperwork or even worse .
WE cannot find them there lost
CONVEINENT ? TO SAY THE LEAST.
I'm glad? The national trust has control of this historic treasure and N.T (WALES) look after it for the nation, ? Newport corporation where given it under covenant with the parks of Tredegar and deer park to the north as well as the golf link's the only brake in land was for the railway.(the golden mile) But then he had bridges built to accsess his land, stone wall's to indicate you where on his land and to stop poaching his kennels and dogs where keeped at deer park and the horses for the hunt. untill the M4 split the land but access is still possible because even thay put a subway for the people of newport . Because of the covenant and the covenant stated it was for leisure and amenities and wellbeing of the people of newport and could be could be sold for that purpose. To organisations who uphold that ln the covenant. And the corporation and land agents to uphold. If said organisations fail it can not be sold for gain but revert to the people for use under said covenant. That is why Tredegar park golf club moved to there new site that lord Tredegar had were it is today so deer park (tpg)is backunder the covenant I believe can be used by the people ? But there's been development on it that is outside the covenant ? access has been prevented . And nothing is done there cutting ancient tree's dumping footpaths blocked that locals have used for generations all lost. No the house is safer in the hands of NT(wales) At that cannot go under a funny hand shake or not looking for the relevant paperwork or even worse . WE cannot find them there lost CONVEINENT ? TO SAY THE LEAST. Thinking heads
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12:32am Sat 18 Jan 14

coidmellyn says...

The older generation know this is correct.
The social club on deer park. For steelmen and their families ( Whitehead works) Has that in its bill of sale if they fail for some reason,
There is nothing to say they will it reverts to the people of rogerstone and bassaleg.
They adhere to the convent as far as i know and that is the amenities part sorted.
Wellbeing. Thats The ambulance station.
Leasure. That was the river and walks?
History. Sir Briggs went out to pasture at the stables at deer park until his death.
The tredegar hunt were based at hunt kennels deer park .
The tramway bridge connected the landings(His station on the golden mile) To the house he off loaded anything or anyone, HE COULD HE WAS LORD TREDEGAR.
The older generation know this is correct. The social club on deer park. For steelmen and their families ( Whitehead works) Has that in its bill of sale if they fail for some reason, There is nothing to say they will it reverts to the people of rogerstone and bassaleg. They adhere to the convent as far as i know and that is the amenities part sorted. Wellbeing. Thats The ambulance station. Leasure. That was the river and walks? History. Sir Briggs went out to pasture at the stables at deer park until his death. The tredegar hunt were based at hunt kennels deer park . The tramway bridge connected the landings(His station on the golden mile) To the house he off loaded anything or anyone, HE COULD HE WAS LORD TREDEGAR. coidmellyn
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