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

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.

Saturday 6 January 2018 - Social lunch at All Hallow's Church Hall, Erncroft Way, Twickenham. 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm.

Thursday 18 January 2018 - Visit to the Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE. Please meet at 2.30pm.

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

Thursday 1 February 2018 - Visit to the Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB. Please meet at 11am.

Saturday 3 February 2018 - Social lunch at All Hallow's Church Hall, Erncroft Way, Twickenham. 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm.

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

Saturday 3 March 2018 - Social lunch at St Mary's Church Hall, Church Road, Hampton. 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm.

Wednesday 7 March 2018 - Visit to the Faraday Museum at the Royal Institution, 21 Albermarle Street, London, W1S 4BS. Please meet at 11am.

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 at 2pm for a 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