Sevenoaks Area National Trust Association (SANTA)

The west front of Knole, Kent

Our association was founded in 1982 and provides local National Trust members with stimulating talks, visits and short UK holidays.

In past years SANTA donations have been made to Knole, Quebec House, Chartwell, Scotney and Ightham Mote.

Recent talks have ranged widely:

  • Flowers of Kent
  • Chelsea Physic Garden
  • Polesden Lacey and Mrs Ronald Greville
  • Tonbridge - the Growth of a Market Town
  • Women and the Home Front in WW1
  • Unusual Kentish Buildings

Visits recently were organised to Batemans, Broadstairs, Michelham Priory and Alfriston Clergy House, in addition to the many places visited during a short holiday to Derbyshire.

See what's coming up

Sunday 2 October 2016 – Thursday 6 October: Holiday to Ironbridge, Shropshire

Wednesday 10 October 2016 – Talk: ‘Spooky Tales the History of Halloween’ (children welcome)

Wednesday 9 November 2016 – Talk: ‘History of the Royal Variety Performance’

Tuesday 13 December 2016 – Christmas lunch at Donnington Manor Hotel (please pre-book)

Wednesday 14 December 2016 – Talk: ‘A biography of Father Christmas’

Wednesday 11 January 2017 – Talk: ‘Behind the scenes of TV’s golden years’

Wednesday 8 February 2017 – Talk: ‘Westminster Abbey’

Wednesday 8 March 2017 – Talk: ‘3000 years of African gold’

Wednesday 12 April 2017 – Annual General Meeting and Talk: ‘Knole and recent developments’ 

Get in touch

Membership is open to anyone living within reach of Sevenoaks for an annual subscription of £8 per person (£15 for two people living at the same address). 

For membership information please contact Alan and Lynn Marsh on 01732 453964 or email.