Probus Clubs form a worldwide network providing regular gatherings to those retired or semi-retired business or professional people who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and with like interests. We give a warm welcome to prospective new members.
We are a non-political, non-sectarian male club whose members enjoy attending a wide variety of talks. During the year, spouses/partners are invited to join in trips and outings and to the Annual and Christmas Lunches.
The Club endeavours to be simple in structure and to provide opportunities for retired and nearly retired members to meet new friends, enjoy conversation, and listen to talks on a wide variety of subjects such as:
- Who do we think we are?
- Behind the Scenes of the Antiques Road Show
- The Real Dads’ Army
- The S.O.E and Henry Stephens
- Miniature Engraving
We aim to organise trips to places of interest and we hold a Christmas Lunch and a Spring Lunch at a local hostelry.
We meet at the Village Hall in Willersey on alternate Thursdays of each month. Members gather from 9.30 am onwards, with the meeting starting at 10:00. The speaker normally takes the floor at about 10:15 with a break for coffee at 11 and the meeting closes at 12 noon.
Willersey Village Hall
|Date 2018||Title||Speaker||Speaker Host|
|Jan 31||Sulgrave Manor & The Washington Family||Martin Sorrel -Smith||Roger Hendrick|
|Feb 14||Media Roller Coaster||Elfeb Jones||Ernest Power|
|Feb 28||The Fire Service & The Terrorists||Peter Reading (Member)||Bill Smith|
|Mar 14||Death of a King||Peter Petrie||Alan Boffey|
|Mar 28||The Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen||Shaun McCormack||Charles Matthews|
|Apr 11||Wrecks to Relics - Mulberry Harbour||Paul Barnett||Tony Maymon|
|Apr 25||Khaki to Camisoles||Kathy Jones||Chris Collins|
|May 9||Remembering Dennis Norden & Frank Muir||David Howe||Peter Tucker|
|May 23||PROBUS ANNUAL LUNCH||at Broadway Golf Club||PROBUS ANNUAL LUNCH|
|Jun 6||To the Fringe & Beyond||Ginni Davis||Mike Skinner|
|Jun 20||A Life in Steel||Tom Butler|
|July 4||ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING||ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING||ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING|
|July 18||The Seven Ages of Sleep||Dr Katy Bellamy||Peter Reading|
|Aug 1||Severn Freewheelers||Diana Ridout||Alan Flint|
|Aug 15||Rout on the Riviera - the Slapton Sands disaster||Paul Barnett||Steve Ellis|
|Aug 29||Aviation History of the Cotswolds||Graham Pitchfork||Geoff Collins|
|Sept 12||The decline & fall of the British Aristocracy and the Stately Home||Philip Bowen||Peter Simpkin|
|Sept 26||The Past, Present and Future of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway||Richard Summers||Ken Marshall|
|Oct 10||HMS Broadway, The secret capture of U110||Doug Eyre||Tom Butler|
|Oct 24||Islands of the South Atlantic||David Fletcher||Graham Smith|
|Nov 7||In praise of the Turbo-Prop||Pat Fitzgerald||Phil Moxon|
|Nov 21||The Butterfly Garden||Chris Evans||Terry Waldron|
|Dec 5||Glorious Coloured Gemstones||Helen Plumb|
(Wives to be invited)
|Dec 12||CLUB CHRISTMAS LUNCH||details to follow|
|Dec 19||No meeting|
|Jan 9 2020||first Meeting of 2020|
If you are interested and would like to find out more, then please contact one of the people below: