Portsmouth and District Centre

Flower-filled garden meadow at Uppark

The Portsmouth and District Centre was founded in 1982. Our objectives are to promote the National Trust locally and nationally, raise funds in its support and arrange a programme of events and activities to make membership of the National Trust more enjoyable.

The annual membership fee is £5 per person and all National Trust members and volunteers are welcome to join.

We hold talks on a wide variety of interesting topics at St George’s Church Hall, Waterlooville on the second Thursday of  the month, except August, at 7.30pm – admission charge currently £3.50 for members, guests £4.00 per person.

We arrange coach trips during the summer months, together with regular lunches and an annual holiday. We also have bi-monthly walks on the first Saturday of the month start at 10am and end with a pub lunch.

Among the properties we support are Uppark (pictured above), Hinton Ampner and Mottisfont. 

We issue a newsletter to every member twice a year.

The Portsmouth and District Centre is independent of the National Trust and governed by a constitution common to all the charity’s Centres and Associations. Our affairs are conducted by a committee of unpaid officers and members who are elected at our Annual General Meeting held in March each year. 

Contact us

For more information and to join the Portsmouth & District Centre, please get in touch with our Membership Secretary  Mrs  Myra Clear on 023 9226 4768  or email

For any other enquiries please contact our Secretary  Mrs  Lynda Parsons on 02392 865846 or email.     

Dates for your diary 2018/19

September      1st        Saturday Walk – Hindhead- Meet at Hillcrest NT Car Park on A3 just

                                     east of Hindhead. All walks start at 10am.

                        12th      Outing to Guildhall Galleries London

                        13th      Thursday Lecture Meeting. The true story of “The African Queen” –

                                     Kevin Patience

October           11th      Thursday Lecture Mtg. The South Downs Way National Trail – Keith

                                     McKenna and Sally Dench and Bring & Buy Sale

November       3rd        Saturday Walk – Warsash, meet at the Rising Sun Public House

                        8th        Thursday Lecture Mtg. – Abigail Coppins, The Honour of the Nation –

                                      Portchester Castle’s Prisoners of War 1794 -1814.

                        15th       Autumn Lunch – The Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth

December       13th       Thursday Lecture Mtg. The Mary Rose – Helen Bonser-Wilton

2019

January           5th         Saturday Walk – Hilsea Lines, meet at Chester’s (was the Compass

                                      Rose) at Morrison’s car park, Anchorage Park, Portsmouth.

                        10th       Thursday Lecture Mtg. – The Top Ten Treasure Dives – Dr John

                                      Bevan

February         14th       Thursday Lecture Mtg. – The Life of a Wildlife Wanderer – David

                                      Bailey

March              2nd        Saturday Walk – Meet at Bat and Ball Clanfield.

                        14th       Thursday Lecture Mtg. AGM and a National Trust Speaker Louise

                                      Govier – from Mottisfont

April                11th       Thursday Lecture Mtg. – Experiences of a Documentary Camera Man

                                      - Richard Edwards