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

Wednesday 14 December 2016 – visit and lunch to Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Saturday 14 January 2017 – lunch and talk at All Hallows Church Hall, Erncroft Way Twickenham. The talk is on Grottos by Cherrill Sands. 12.30pm for 1pm.

Wednesday 18 January 2017 – visit to the Royal Albert Hall, 12 noon.

Thursday 19 January 2017 – lecture ‘The Old Deer Park: past, present and future’ by Paul Velluet. The Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond. Doors open at 2.15pm for a 2.30pm start.

Friday 3 February 2017 – visit to the Fitzrovia Chapel, London. Meet at 11am.

Thursday 16 February 2017 – lecture ‘There’s more to Winkworth (Arboretum) than meets the eye’ by Susan Fryer. The Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond. Doors open at 2.15pm for a 2.30pm start.

Thursday 9 March 2017 – visit to the College of Arms, London. Meet at 6.30pm.

Thursday 16 March 2017 – lecture ‘The 14 villages of Richmond upon Thames’ by Jane Short. The Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond. Doors open at 2.15pm for a 2.30pm start.

Saturday 1 April 2017 – lunch and talk “The Lady with the lamp: Florence Nightingale Story” by Paul Whittle St.Mary’s Church Hall, Hampton. 12.30pm for 1pm.

Get in touch

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