Southend-on-Sea & District Centre


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How to Join 


To join the Southend & District Centre you must first be a member of the National Trust or an affiliated National Trust, such as the National Trust for Scotland.


The annual local membership rate is £8 per person plus £5.00 for a second member living at the same address.  In return for their subscription, members are able to attend talks, receive three newsletters a year and participate in the programme of events which includes day outings; these outings do have an additional cost to cover coach travel for visits to National Trust properties or admission plus coach travel to non-National Trust properties.  To enquire about joining please email the Membership Secretary Mrs Thelma Larman on


In October, November, January, February and March members meet on the third Saturday at Avenue Baptist Church Hall, Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7JX at 2:30 p.m.  The admission charge is £1.50 members and £2.00 for non-members; this includes refreshments after the meeting where members can socialise with like-minded people.  Meetings have illustrated talks on a range of subjects, a raffle and a sales table.  In December the other important social event is the Christmas lunch.  For more information please email the Chairman, Mr Mike Grimwade on



Mike, Chris & Lee manning our table at the Southend Older People's Assembly



Mike, Chris & Lee manning our table

at the Southend Older People's Assembly


Below is a programme of current 2018 events which hopefully will encourage you to join the Southend and District Centre.


 Look out for our Summer Outings programme in 2019



 Winter Meetings in 2018/2019



Speaker or Event


Subject or Time/Location


Saturday 20 October 2018

David Simmonds

Hatfield Forest

Saturday 17 November 2018David Williams

Wednesday 12 December


Christmas Lunch

12.30 for 1 p.m.

Affinity Restaurant, Leigh-on-Sea

Saturday 19 January 2019

Eve Regelous

The Story of Harrods

Saturday 16 February 2019

Anne Hardy

Retail, the story retold

Sat 16 March 2019

AGM followed by Peter King

Showbusiness, Life on the Road




Some images from the summer outings 2018