Retford Men’s Probus Club has been running since 1971. Our meetings take place at the Westhill Community Centre, Ordsall at 10.00am every other Friday. If you want to get involved please use the contact form on the website.
Well our last three speakers have been really interesting ones. First we had a chap called Benjamin, who told us about how Buddhism has and does affect his life and how it could help us all to deal with everyday stress. Then our old friend Steve Short told us about the life and times of the entertainer David Nixon. This was a fascinating tale of how David came into television and perfected a style of magic, coupled with comedy. Our most recent speaker was George Buchanan, who most of you will know as the owner of Hodstock Priory.
He gave us a look back into the Priory’s history, and the interesting characters that lived there, right up to today, where George, his wife and their four children live. Hodstock is a wonderful place to visit, and not just a snow drop time.
Don’t forget on 20th October, Eugene Gunn will be giving us a presentation entitled “The Guns of World War Two”. On the 3rd of November we have Drew Lilleker as our main speaker. Drew’s talk will be a light hearted look at the funeral business, not normally thought of as having much humour. After Drew, on the 17th November Dave Otter, from Hayton will be discussing an act of ‘Tree Son’. Then on 1st December we are very lucky to have our local MP, John Mann, giving us a talk on his time in politics and life in the Houses of Parliament.
We feel this is a really interesting autumn programme that might attract new members. If you like the idea of introducing a friend to an extremely informal group who meet once a fortnight, get then to have a look at our website. We are non political, and not a fund raising organisation, we just meet for good old fashioned fellowship.
We meet every other Friday morning at Westhill Community Centre, in Ordsall at 10.00. If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail our secretary Dennis Beevers at, firstname.lastname@example.org and he will give you more details.