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.
  • 2 September 2017: Garden Party at Wingrave, 10.30am
  • 14 September 2017: Visit to Kelmscott Manor and Buscott Park (NT)
  • 21 September 2017: Talk 'Trains via the Vale' by Alan Vessey
  • 7 October 2017: Visit to Dover Castle
  • 19 October 2017: Talk 'Wendover Arm Trust' by Ray Orth
  • 16 November 2017: Talk 'Hughenden' by David Bailey, General Manager of Hughenden
  • 4 December 2017: Visit to Hampstead, Christmas Lights & German style Christmas Market
  • 7 December 2017: AGM and Social
Get in touch
Contact: Mr Anthony Fanthorpe
Tel: 07399 540626 or 01296 612117
Click through here to view a copy of our membership application form: Aylesbury Centre - Application Form and Centre Details (PDF / 0.25390625MB) download