Brighton and Hove Association
Brighton and Hove Association was founded in 1972 to promote the National Trust locally. It also raises funds for its support, whilst arranging an enjoyable programme of social events and activities for members.
Brighton & Hove Association warmly welcomes new members. Membership is open to all supporters of the National Trust and is predominantly drawn from Brighton and Hove.
During the winter we have meetings twice a month with interesting talks on offer, plus a number of social events including a Spring Lunch, Christmas Tea and a New Year Lunch. In the summer, we arrange outings to National Trust properties and other places of interest.
Why not join us? It's an enjoyable and interesting way to meet like-minded people, make new friends and at the same time support the National Trust. We'd like to meet you. Among the National Trust properties we support are the local properties of Devil’s Dyke, Saddlescombe Farm, and Nymans Garden. In the last 3 years, our Association has raised £12,475 to support local Trust properties and projects.
Speakers for 2019 are as follows
Sept 26th Brighton before the Pavilion Geoffrey Mead
October 21st Wey and Godalming Navigation David Hunt
Nov 7th Sheep to Knitting Wool Peter and Carol Goodman
Nov 18th George Bernard Shaw Brian Freeland
Speakers for 2020
Jan 9th Musical Extravaganza Party Ann Chance
Jan 27th Story of English Freedom Andy Thomas
Feb 6th Sussex Lives Brian Freeland
Feb 17th British Wine Peter Fishenden
Mar 5th Press Photography John Fox
Mar 16th From the Rockies to the Prairies Peter Hill
April 2nd British Alstroemeria, the UK Cut Flower Industry Ben Cross
April 20th Wild Life Photography David Bailey
Christmas tea on December 6th 2019 at Patcham Memorial Hall
New Year lunch on Saturday January 11th 2020 at The Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton
May 23rd Leonardslea and Standen NT
June 19th Kew Gardens
July 29th Chiswick EH
20th Sept Singleton Downland Museum
Contact Carol Beard 01273 722164 or 0759 8944757
Get in touch
Meet a supporter
I organise the annual holiday for the group, where we add on £5 to what each member pays as a donation to the Trust. I am also part of a team which arranges the four outings we do each year.
As Nymans is our nearest National Trust property, I go there more than any other place. But we also have three or four National Trust properties on our outings and on the holiday each year. The holiday ones can be anywhere in the country.
My favourite thing about the National Trust is that it preserves many wonderful stately homes for future generations and assists wildlife by maintaining areas of great natural beauty and importance - ensuring that they are there for all of us to enjoy.