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 07932 112535 or email watfordnationaltrust@yahoo.com  

Here is our programme of forthcoming events that we have planned for this year. They will continue to take place online until we can return to normal.

Date                       Type of event                     Subject

7 January 2021      Talk by Rob Hopkins          Wild life Gardening

4 February 2021    Talk by Helen Fry               The disappearance of Lord Lucan

4 March 2021         Talk by Gerry Zierler and John Davies   Mapping Watford and the Langleys

1 April 2021             Talk by Paul Rabbitts         Watford in 50 Buildings

6 May 2021             Talk by Heather Falvey      The More. Cardinal Wolsey's lost palace

3 June 2021            With Hugh Granger            Village Proverbs.How many do you know?

1 July 2021             Talk by Dr. Peter Burley      Why did the barons come to St Albans in 1213

5 August 2021         Talk by David Felton           Walking from Lands End to John O'Groats

2 Sept 2021             Thomas Hood with Brenda Southorn   The man who sang the song of the shirt

7 Oct 2021               Talk by Helen George         The first 25 years of the NHS in Watford

4 Nov 2021              Talk by Marion Hill              Hertfordshire and the Slave Trade-supports and opponents

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