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 – all designed to promote and prosper the work of the Trust - and for the enjoyment of members. The Centre issues four newsletters during the year.

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 - email

Meetings are held from 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 tea/coffee before the talk starts at 2.30 p.m.  Tickets booked in advance are £3.50 for members and £4.00 for guests, or £4.00 payable at the door.
Buses:  119, 194, 198 stop by the hall; nearby buses are 367, 130 and 466


Since 1987 the Croydon and District Centre has donated £156,390 to properties in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, including Ham House and Garden, Morden Hall Park, Red House, Chartwell, Emmetts Garden, Ightham Mote, Knole, Scotney Castle, The White Cliffs of Dover, Hatchlands Park, Leith Hill Place, Polesden Lacey, Batemans, Nymans, Winchelsea.

Get in touch

Contact: Angela Swan

Tel: 020 8657 0158



Events Programme 2017/18

Talks are planned for the following dates:

18 October 2017: 'Westminster Abbey' a talk by Robert Fromow

15 November 2017: 'An Auctioneer’s Lot' a talk by Clive Emson

6 December 2017: Christmas tour of Ightham Mote with lunch

20 December 2017: 'Working for the Churchills' a talk by Nonie Chapman

17 January 2018: 'The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens- and more' a talk by Neil Miller

21 February 2018: 'The River Wandle: Britain's hardest working river' a talk by Julie Chandler

21 March 2018: 'Henry VIII from the Horse’s Mouth' a talk by Tony Harris

Download a copy of our events programme (PDF / 0.3076171875MB) download