Watford and District Association

Beautiful autumnal view through the woodland on the Ashridge Estate, with glowing golden leaves

Watford and District Association was formed in 1981 and currently has more than 150 members from the Watford, Rickmansworth, Abbots and Kings Langley area.

Membership of the Watford and District Association is open to both members and non-members of the National Trust. Our objectives are to promote actively the work of the National Trust locally, raise funds in its support, and arrange a programme of events and activities to enrich members’ understanding of its work.

We usually arrange lecture evenings, social activities and also organise regular escorted coach outings to National Trust properties and other places of interest to make involvement with the National Trust more enjoyable and foster an appreciation of the purposes of the National Trust. By creating friendship between members we are jointly increasing the mutual enjoyment of Trust affairs and actively supporting the work of the Trust through voluntary service.

We welcome new members and the annual subscription from 1st March is £15 per person. Please contact the membership secretary on Tel 07769 656068 or email watfordnationaltrust@yahoo.com  

Here is our programme of forthcoming events that we have planned for this year.

Meetings have resumed and are held at the Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Road, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 9JL.

The meeting starts at 8pm and finishes at 10pm and visitors are welcome to attend and are charged £4.


January 6th


Calke Abbey (NT)  Trevor& Wanda Foulkes

February 3rd


Waste Aware with Duncan Jones

March 3rd


Living Rivers with Sarah Perry

April 7th


1952 to 2020 with Janet Seward

May 5th


AGM followed by a talk on the Royal Palace

at Kings Langley


June 2nd

No meeting as this is Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

July 7th


Working at the Royal School of Needlework

at Hampton Court with Kathryn Sanders


August 4th


Clandon Park (NT) the fire and the future with

Martin Ellis


September 1st


The Legend of the White Mouse, a talk about

espionage, with Paul Berwick


October 6th


Herts &  Middlesex WildLife Trust, TBC

November 3rd


Watford Air Raids with Helen George

December 1st


Christmas Customs and Carols with Mike Ruff


January 5th


Escape routes from Europe with Helen Fry

For details on how to register for upcoming talks please email watfordnationaltrust@yahoo.com