Hastings and St Leonards Association

The house seen from the Disraeli Monument at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire.

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


What's on

Here is our programme of events in 2019 – we hope it will encourage you to join

Friday January 18th                   Lecture           Explore St Leonards on Sea

Friday February 15th                 Lecture           Hastings in Old Postcards

Wednesday  February 27th       Theatre trip    Wicked at Victoria Appollo

Friday March 8th                        Spring Lunch at Powder Mills Hotel

Friday March 15th                      Lecture           Suffragettes in Hastings

Wednesday March 27th             Lecture           Churchill

Tuesday 2nd April                      Outing            Hampton Court       

Wednesday April 24th                Lecture           From Holmfirth to Hollywood

Saturday 13th April                    Coffee Morning with sales tables

Wednesday May 22nd               Lecture           Living Seas (Marine)

Friday 10th May                         Outing               Leonardslee Gardens                       

Monday 17th June                     Outing              Uppark (National Trust)                   

Thursday, 4 July                        Cream Tea at Sissinghurst       

Thursday 11th July                    Outing                Ham House (National Trust)                         

Monday 12th August                 Outing               The Vyne (National Trust)      

Thursday 26th September         Outing               Wisley (RHS)                                     

Wednesday October 23rd         Lecture             To be arranged         

Saturday November 23rd          AGM

Saturday 14th December          Christmas Buffet with mulled wine

There are more theatre trips to be arranged.