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 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.