Croydon and District Centre

Children with fishing nets crossing a bridge over the River Wandle, Morden Hall Park, London.

Interested in making the most of the National Trust near you? Join the local group to enjoy special interest talks, visits, holidays and other social and fundraising events. You’ll also be helping a great cause – local groups support the work of the charity and raise hundreds of thousands of pounds every year for our conservation and access projects around the country.

Membership is open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of the National Trust to join the Croydon and District Centre.

The Centre has a programme of lectures, outings, holidays and social events.  Meetings are held at Shirley Parish Hall in Croydon CR0 8TB.  

Membership of the Centre costs £10 for the first person at an address,  and an additional £1 for other members at the same address.  To apply for membership, please contact Angela Swan, 11 Abbey Road, Selsdon, South Croydon, CR2 8NJ or phone 020 8657 0158 or email
Meetings are held October to April at Shirley Parish Hall, 81 Wickham Road, Croydon, CR0 8TB, on the afternoon of the third Wednesday of the month. Please arrive from 2 o'clock for coffee before the talk starts at 2.30 p.m.  Tickets booked in advance are £3.50, or £4.00 payable at the door.  The Centre issues four newsletters during the year. 

Events Programme 2016/17

19 October 2016: Talk by Julie Chandler - The River Wandle: Britain's hardest working river
16 November 2016: Talk by Janice Barter - The Old Palace
6 December 2016: Excursion - Christmas visit to Scotney Castle, with Christmas lunch in Castle's Coach House 
21 December 2016: Talk by Robert Barton Railway Refreshment Rooms and Pubs
18 January 2017: Talk by Cllr Nicholas Bennett, JP - Behind the Scenes of Life as an MP and Minister.
15 February 2017: Talk by Chris Rose - RNLI Lifeboats on the Thames
15 March 2017: Talk by John Halligan - Lord Mayor of the City of London.
19 April 2017: AGM
Get in touch

Contact: Miss Angela Swan
Tel: 020 8657 0158