Hastings and St Leonards Association
The Hastings and St Leonards Association is a group of National Trust members and National Trust volunteers, formed in 1982. We come together to promote the work of the Trust, to provide lectures and a broad range of recreational and educational activities connected with the work of the Trust and of a general, local or historical interest.
Our Association is a friendly social group with membership open to all members of the National Trust and National Trust volunteers. Our objectives are to provide interesting and enjoyable activities and events for our members whilst raising funds for the support of the National Trust which to date have exceeded £120,000.
Membership fees are £7 a year for individual members or £10 for a household at the same address running from 1st October to 30th September; there is separate small charge to belong to the theatre group. We organise outings, talks, coffee mornings, lunches, and theatre trips.
Coffee mornings and talks are spread throughout the year but we generally arrange outings during the summer months, usually with an early(ish) start to make the return at a reasonable time, and theatre trips normally to matinees. We have pick up and drop off points at Ore, Old Town, Sea Front, St Leonards, Battle, Bexhill and Little Common.
As a member you will receive full details of our programme through our twice yearly magazine which also includes reports of the previous events and articles of general interest.
We hope you will would like join us and for full details and an application form please contact our membership secretary Mrs J Parr on 01424 752935
Here is our programme of events in 2020 – we hope it will encourage you to join
Friday February 21st : Lecture - White Rock Baths
Wednesday March 11th: Theatre Trip - “The Visit”, National Theatre, London
Friday March 27th: Lecture - Wreck of the Amsterdam
Thursday April 9th: Association Annual Lunch
Saturday April 18th: Coffee Morning with Stalls
Tuesday April 21st: Outing - Arundel Castle
Friday April 24th: Lecture - Combe Valley Excavation
Thursday May 14th: Outing - Ramster Gardens & Goldalming
Friday May 22nd: Lecture - How to Build a Medieval House
Wednesday June 3rd: Theatre - “Dial M for Murder”. Theatre Royal, Brighton
Tuesday June 16th : Outing - Mottisfont House & Gardens
Monday July 6th: Outing - Walmer Castle
Thursday August 6th: Outing - Wakehurst Place
Monday September 14th: Outing - Medway & The Movies
Friday September 25th: Lecture - Hastings in Old Postcards
Thursday October 8th: Outing - Doiwn House
Saturday October 17th: Coffee morning with stalls
Friday October 23rd: Lecture - Uppark, Characters and Conservation
Saturday November 21st: Association A.G.M
More Theatre Trips and events will be arranged during the year.