The Aylesbury Centre

Cattle grazing peacefully in the grounds at Hartwell House, a historic house hotel in Buckinghamshire

The Aylesbury Centre is a voluntary association of National Trust members and volunteers, founded in 1974 to promote our work.

We also aim to provide social activities. These include an evening talks programme, outings to Trust places and other destinations, coffee mornings and more.

The 220 or so members live in Aylesbury, across the Aylesbury Vale and beyond.

We take a keen interest in smaller properties, including The King's Head. We particularly support Claydon House at Middle Claydon, near Buckingham and Ashridge Estate.

Some members are room stewards at Claydon. Associated with this, we produced a booklet on Florence Nightingale - aimed at children but also of interest to adults.

We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2014 with a social evening at Claydon House. Our President, John Bly, takes an active interest in the Centre.

Meetings take place in Broughton Junior School, Broughton Avenue, Aylesbury HP20 1NQ starting at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm which gives time to browse books and any produce, meet friends, and buy raffle tickets!  
To confirm programme details, call the Hon Secretary, Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust, on 07399 540626 or email
Here are just a few of our forthcoming events – we hope you will join us. Further events will be announced in our occasional Newsletters.

18 January 2018 - Talk on 'The National Garden Scheme' by Janice Cross

22 February 2018 - Talk on 'Mercy Ships' by Ken Payne

15 March 2018 - Talk on 'The role of an Estate Manager at Woburn'

19 April 2018 - Talk on 'The Kindertransport' by Reverend John Fieldsend

12 May 2018 - Visit to Brighton & Royal Pavilion

17 May 2018 - Talk on 'West Wycombe Park and some of the Dashwoods' by Peter Hague

13 June 2018 - Visit to Penshurst Place & Standen House

21 June 2018 - Talk on 'Oil painting restoration' by Mike Harrison

11 July 2018 - Visit to Lichfield & National Memorial Arboretum

Get in touch
Contact: Mr Anthony Fanthorpe
Tel: 07399 540626
Click through here to view a copy of our membership application form: Aylesbury Centre - Application Form and Centre Details (PDF / 0.3MB) download