The Lewes Centre, founded in 1982, has an active membership living in Lewes, Kingston, Ringmer and surrounding areas.
Following the resolution passed at our AGM in March 2018 membership of the Lewes Centre is open to all and it is no longer a requirement to be a member of the National Trust, or the National Trust for Scotland. We currently have around 210 members
- to promote and prosper the work of the Trust and in particular in the geographical area within reach of Lewes
- to promote social activities to make membership of the Trust more enjoyable.
- Monk's House
- Birling Gap
- Ightham Mote
- Scotney Castle
- Sheffield Park and Garden
Many of our members are room guides at some of these properties, and we also support national appeals.
During the summer months we organise day visits to places of interest both National Trust properties as well as other houses and gardens. Departure points for all our coach outings are in Lewes and in Ringmer.
The winter lectures are held on the second Thursday of each month. Our new winter venue is Village Hall, Lewes Road, Ringmer, Lewes BN8 5QH at 2.00pm. There is a charge of £2 for members and £5 for non-members.
The Winter talks for 2020 are as follows:
January 9th 2020 “Sussex Plantsman’s Gardens 1860-1930” A talk by Dr Sue Berry
February 13th 2020 “Sussex Wildlife” Michael Blencowe of the Sussex Wildlife Trust is welcomed back after his inspired talk in 2015.
Thursday 12th March 2020 . A.G.M. followed by a talk on National Trust Regional matters by Richard Henderson, Assistant Director, Operations, London and SE Region.
We hope these details are of interest and will encourage you to join us.
Get in touch
To find out more and to join the Lewes Centre, please contact Mrs Denise Bowker on 01273 812137; she would be delighted to hear from you.