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.
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 also arrange the speakers for our bi monthly meetings and with another member, arrange 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.
11 January 2018, 2.30pm at the Ajex Centre
Antiques Roadshow expert John Benjamin will give a talk on Faberge. This will be a special event and we particularly welcome visitors
22 January 2018, 7.30pm at BHASVIC
Sketches of Brighton 1827 by Suzanne Hinton. In 1827 a French nobleman came to Brighton for the very first time. Suzanne relates some of his experiences and thoughts
1 February 2018, 2.30pm at the Ajex Centre
Wild Britain by Nigel Choat. A journey from the Channel Isles to Scotland looking at beautiful landscapes, birds and animals on the way
19 February 2018, 7.30pm at BHASVIC
Bizarre Brighton. Chris Horlock will tell of weird and extremely strange aspects of Brighton’s history
8 March 2018, 2.30pm at the Ajex Centre
Windsor Castle by Leslie Grout. The history of one of our most famous and important buildings
19 March 2018, 7.30pm at BHASVIC
The Capable Mr Brown by Russell Bowes. Many things we did not know about Capability Brown
5 April 2018, 2.30pm at the Ajex Centre
A harp recital by Margaret Watson. Renowned Sussex harpist Margaret has played for Royalty and many other distinguished audiences, and now she plays for us.
16 April 2018, 7.30pm at BHASVIC
Murders and Misdemeanours in Brighton. Paul Green tells us about some of the more shady aspects of Brighton’s past
New Year Lunch - 13 January 2018
We are holding a New Year Lunch at the Royal Albion Hotel in Brighton on 13 January. There’s a choice of food for each of three courses, with coffee to follow. Clare Lanes, National Trust Project Manager for the Changing Chalk project on the South Downs will give a short talk
Contact Jenny Smith on 01273 556516
We shall be arranging a full programme of outings for the summer. More details to follow.
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