Richmond Association

Visitors and the south front of Ham House, Surrey.

The Richmond Association for the National Trust was founded in 1977 and has members in and around the Greater London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, spanning both banks of the river.

Our objectives are to publicise and further the aims of the National Trust, to raise funds in its support and to make membership of the Trust more enjoyable and effective through a programme of events and activities. We work closely with both our local properties - Ham House and Garden, and Osterley Park and House. 

The Richmond Association is independent of the National Trust with an agreed constitution. A committee of officers and members who are elected at our Annual General Meeting conducts our affairs.  We welcome new members, and hope that you would wish to support our fund raising efforts in support of the Trust’s projects.

The annual membership rate for the association is: £9 per person -£5 for each additional family member- £6 per person for the retired and over 60. When joining in January, membership runs until March of the following year.  Newsletters are published three times a year with our proposed program of events including details and costs
 
To join us you must be a member of the National Trust, the National Trust for Scotland or hold a valid National Trust Volunteer Card.
 

Upcoming events

Tuesday 1 August 2017 - Coach visit to Salisbury Cathedral and Mompesson House, Salisbury, Cathedral Close, Wilts

Wednesday 13 September 2017 - Visit to the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road London, NW1 2BE. Meet at 11.30am

Thursday 21 September 2017 - Coach visit to Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Surrey

Wednesday 4 October 2017 - Visit to the Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA. Meet at 11.15am

5-9 October 2017 - Holiday to the Lake District

Thursday 26 October 2017 - Lecture on 'Plant introductions at National Trust and other properties' by Chris Chadwell. Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond, doors open at 2pm for a 2.30pm start

Wednesday 1 November 2017 - Visit to the Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA. Meet at 11.15am

Wednesday 15 November 2017 - Visit to Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP. Meet at 3pm and 3.30pm

Thursday 23 November 2017 - Lecture on 'The Quest for Camelot' by Lionel Beer. Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond, doors open at 2pm for 2.30pm start

Monday 4 December 2017 - Coach visit to Ightham Mote and lunch, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT

Thursday 25 January 2018 - Lecture on 'The eloping heiresses of Osterley' by Wendy Sim. Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond, doors open 2pm for 2.30pm start

Thursday 22 February 2018 - Lecture on 'Victorian Leisure and Pleasure' by Ian Bevan. Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond, doors open 2pm for 2.30pm start

Thursday 15 March 2018 - Lecture on 'The Background to the vanished Royal buildings in the gardens at Kew' by Suzanne Groom. Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond, doors open 2pm for 2.30pm start

Get in touch

For further information on the Association or our events contact Betty Weisblatt on 020 8979 3089 or email: b.weisblatt@btinternet.com or our Membership Secretary, Miss Cynthia Butterworth M. B. E. on 020 8876 8405 or email: cynthiabutterworth@btinternet.com