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

January 6th - Saturday Walk – Langstone Harbour – Meet at Baffin’s Pub on Tangiers Road, Portsmouth.
January 11th -Thursday Lecture Mtg. - Steaming through Sussex - Bill Gage

February 8th - Thursday Lecture Mtg. - Sea Side Piers – Anya Chapman

March 3rd - Saturday Walk – Meet at The Bat & Ball, Clanfield.
March 8th - Thursday Lecture Mtg. AGM Stuart Maugham NT The Vyne.
March 22nd - Spring Lunch – The Lysses Hotel, Fareham

April 12th -Thursday Lecture Mtg. Speaker Ann King

May 5th - Saturday Walk – Hinton Ampner – Meet at Hinton Ampner Car Park
May 8th - Outing to Nuffield Place NT
May10th -Thursday Lecture Mtg. – The History of the Titanic – Rob Goldsmith and Bring & Buy Sale.
May 11 – 15th - Holiday to Chester area

June 11th - Outing to Barrington Court & Lytes Cary Manor NT
June 14th  - Thursday Lecture Mtg. The History of Bury House Gosport – Malcolm Stevens

July 7th -  Saturday Walk – West Itchenor – Meet at The Pay & Display Car Park
July 12th - Thursday Lecture Mtg. Portsmouth – Harlots, Dung and Glory – Andrew Negus
July 19th - Outing to Chenies Manor

September 1st -Saturday Walk – Hindhead- Meet at Hillcrest Car Park on A3 just east of Hindhead.
September 12th - Outing to Guildhall Galleries London
September 13th - Thursday Lecture Mtg. 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