Portsmouth and District Centre
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.
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” –
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
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
February 14th Thursday Lecture Mtg. – The Life of a Wildlife Wanderer – David
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