Staffordshire Centre

The mansion at Shugborough with reflection in the water

The Staffordshire Centre provides walks, talks, visits and an annual holiday. The funds we raise are used to support the National Trust places local to us.

New members are always welcome, so come along to a meeting. Membership is open to members of the National Trust living in the Stafford area and surrounding villages.

Fundraising

Over the past seven years we have raised over £25,000 for National Trust Properties. Recently our efforts have been concentrated on Shugborough where we have committed to be to the sole sponsor of the second hand bookshop for three years.

Browse our books
Second Hand bookshop
Browse our books

Socialising

In the winter months we have regular meetings, where we enjoy talks on a wide range of topics. Recent subjects have ranged from the swinging sixties, chimney sweeps, Gertrude Bell and the history of oatcakes.

We organise a walk in every month of the year These are usually in Staffordshire, Derbyshire or Shropshire and are 4 to 6 miles in length. We aim to get to our lunch venue – a local pub - by 13.30.

Look out for the wildlife
swan at Shugborough
Look out for the wildlife

In the summer we organise interesting coach and car visits, where you can enjoy the company of friendly people with similar interests. Recent venues have been as diverse as Hardwick Hall, Tissington and Nether Alderley Mill. Coach visits have pick up points at Stafford Station and Wildwood shopping centre.

Talks are held in Walton Village Hall, Milford ST17 0LD at 2,30pm – usually on the second Tuesday in the month - but check our programme for details. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served from about 3.45pm.

Find out more

Why not join us for a walk or come along to one of our talks? 

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You can also contact us for details about specific events or how to join the Centre.

To find out more about our previous events and see earlier editions of our newsletter visit our website