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Pat Lake   – Chairman

Anne Barnes – Treasurer

Jackie Ring – Secretary

Sue Povey – Committee Member and Board Director


The AGTO Southern Branch covers an area to the south and west of London to the south coast. We hold four meetings a year at different venues throughout our region, plus some fam visits which can be outside of the area. These are a useful opportunity to visit a venue with a view to returning with our groups, but also the chance to network with other GTOs to discuss relevant issues or concerns, such as legal issues and insurance, and also to exchange ideas and recommendations for visits and trips. We have just over 100 members, many of whom are active in arranging a variety of group events, such as days out, short trips and longer holidays both in the UK and overseas.

Latest News

Southern Branch Meeting and Fam Visit

9th July 2021 at Painshill, Cobham, Surrey

We are delighted that Painshill have very kindly offered to host our first meeting after what has been a difficult year for everyone, GTOs, their group members, venues and suppliers alike.  The venue is a beautifully landscaped 18th century garden, with a lake, grotto and follies.  They hold special events during the year, such as summer music concerts and plays.  Following our meeting, we will have the chance to explore this lovely place with a guide or independently.  For more details please contact Jackie Ring, Southern Branch Secretary, on 01483 824450 or  Closing date for bookings is 1st July 2021.   We are really excited about seeing each other in person again to exchange our news, ideas and plans!

We are currently arranging to hold our postponed AGM at the i360 with a visit to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton in the early autumn, with a Branch Meeting at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden later in the year.    Details of these will be emailed to members and posted in the Members’ Area as soon as they are available.


RHS Wisley

Sussex Prairie Garden

Epsom Racecourse

Warners, Cricket St Thomas


Thames Clipper

Hampton Court Meeting

Hampton Court Palace

Denbies Vineyard

Cavalry Museum

Supreme Court

Sussex Prairie Garden

View from Gothic Temple, Painshill

St Paul's Cathedral

Brighton i360

Westminster Abbey

Polesden Lacey

Wildlife and Wetlands Centre, Arundel


Borde Hill

Wildlife and Wetlands Centre, Arundel

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