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 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.