Royston and Saffron Walden

National Trust Association


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The Royston and Saffron Walden National Trust Association is a voluntary association of National Trust Members and was founded in 1985 to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust.

Non-NT members are also very welcome to join the Association. Attendance at our meetings and outings will give them an insight into the National Trust and may even prompt them to join the NT, although there is no obligation.

We currently have just under 200 members from the two main towns as well as from the adjoining villages in Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Our objectives are to promote the National Trust locally, raise funds in its support and arrange a programme of events and activities to enrich members' understanding of its work and make membership of the Trust more enjoyable.

Among the National Trust properties that we support financially are Wimpole Hall and Anglesey Abbey, both just a few miles away, and from time to time, other properties in East Anglia. Many of our members provide volunteer support for the National Trust by working as Room Guides or in the garden at Wimpole Hall or Anglesey Abbey. Help on the farm, or in the garden, or serving in the shop or the bookshop would also be welcomed.

Royston and Saffron Walden Association is independent of the National Trust and is governed by a constitution common to all the charity's centres and associations. Our affairs are conducted by a committee of officers and members who are elected at our annual general meeting each year.

In winter Royston and Saffron Walden NT Association normally meet on the last Friday evening of September, October, November, February, March and April alternately at Royston, in the Market Hill Rooms, and at Saffron Walden, in Dame Bradbury's School. both of which have adequate car parking. Meetings commence with coffee and biscuits from 7:20 onwards followed by a speaker at 7.45pm and include talks on a variety of subjects and allow members to socialise with like minded people.

We need someone to serve as a meetings organiser - is that something that you could do? with help of course.

In summer we arrange DayTrips and Short Break Holidays to places of interest. From time to time we arrange walks in the area, usually at a NT property

Social events are held each year such as a Christmas evening, an Annual Dinner or Lunch and a garden party.

Please click here for details of membership.

Wimpole Hall

Anglesey Abbey