Plymouth Centre

The front of the house at Saltram

The National Trust Plymouth Centre was formed in 1967, as a voluntary Association of National Trust members. At present we have a very healthy membership drawn mainly from the Plymouth area, but extending to the South Hams and across the County border into Cornwall.

What we do

Our aim is to promote and support the work of the National Trust in this area.  We are always delighted to welcome new members and look forward to meeting you soon.  When  funds allow, we make Donations to our local National Trust properties, Saltram House, Buckland Abbey, Cotehele, as well as the S.W.Rangers, for various projects they wish to raise funds for. Members are always given news of any such Donations and are able to visit the properties to see how and where their support  has been used.

Getting out and about

We organise monthly Talks during the Autumn and Winter on various topics of interest, as can be seen below. Talks are held the last Wednesday of the month at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Hall, Larkham Lane, Plympton PL7 4PG starting at 2.30.p.m . A small fee is made for attending the Talks.   In the Spring and Summer there are monthly coach trips to various National Trust properties and other places of interest. Pick ups for these trips are made at various points in the City.  Occasionally Lunches are also organised.

Events

The following Talks have been organised for 2021/22:

  • 24 November - WHAT SHENANIGANS DID THEY GET UP TO ON DRAKES ISLAND – SPEAKER CATHY GILLESPIE
  • 26 January - PLYMOUTH SHOPS PAST AND PRESENT - SPEAKER ALAN BRICKNALL                                                                                                     
  • 23  February - BERYL COOK LOCAL ARTIST – SPEAKER HILARY BRACEGIRDLE
  • 30 March - SALTRAM GARDENS – SPEAKER HEAD GARDENER MARTIN STOTT
  • 27 APRIL - SOUTH WEST SECRET AGENTS –  SPEAKER LAURA QUIGLEY

Membership

Members receive a Spring/Autumn Newsletter keeping them informed of all up and coming events, and also updates  from Saltram, Buckland Abbey,Cotehele and S.W.Rangers. The annual membership fees are £4 for a single person and £6 for a couple or two people living at same address.

Get in Touch

For more information on how to join us contact our Membership Secretary by email or on 01752 290437.