It is with sadness at this point in my Presidency that I was informed on 2 August that one of our members Trevor Proudman had passed away in Macclesfield General Hospital. Trevor had been a probus member for a long time but was unable to attend meetings due to his failing health. He will however, be sadly missed.
There are really no further matters to report on at this moment in time as my report is only a week since our last meeting. I would however like to wish a happy holiday to all of you who are going on the holiday to Bognor Regis and other members who are going on holiday elsewhere.
The Speaker today is Mr David McCaddon and his talk is entitled “After the Ripper”.
Birthdays during September 2015
Len Dale, Michael Nield, Eric Owen, Graham Brown, Frank Timmis.
Holiday Bognor Regis – 23 August 2015
Forty five members, partners and guests are looking forward to the holiday to the Royal Norfolk Hotel, Bognor Regis with Alpha Travel. Excursions include outings to Portsmouth and Southsea, Worthing and Arundel and Chichester and Selsey.
Pick up times on Sunday 23 August 2015 are as follows:-
9.30am Town Hall, Kidsgrove.
9.40am Clough Hall Road, Kidsgrove
9.50am Cedar Avenue, Butt Lane.
9.55am West Avenue, Talke.
10.00am Liverpool Road West, Church Lawton.
The Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre has been booked for Probus Members to continue to enjoy bowling on the long indoor mats during the winter period.The sessions will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month on the following dates: – 13 October 2015, 10 November 2015, 8 December 2015, 12 January 2016, 9 February 2016 and 8 March 2016. They will be held between 11.00am and 1.00pm. If anyone has enjoyed a meal in the Biddulph area that they can recommend for probus members to use, then please let Len Dale have the venue details
This photo (courtesy Peter Lloyd) shows our intrepid band taking a breather before crossing the Alton Road about 2 miles into our 5 mile walk through the Churnet Valley. The Walk follows the now disused railway line. On this occasion we detoured along Red Road before crossing the Alton Road to join a track leading to bridge over the River Churnet and back along the railway track to reach the village of Oakamoor. Thanks go to the Publican of the Lord Nelson who had agreed to open for us. Suitably refreshed and about 2 hours later we departed homewards.
A POEM TO WHICH I CAN RELATE
I remember the Britain of my childhood,
And the bread that we cut with a knife,
When the children helped with the housework,
And the men went to work not the wife.
The cheese never needed a fridge,
And the bread was so crusty and hot,
The children were seldom unhappy
And the wife was content with her lot.
I remember the milk from the bottle,
With the yummy cream on the top,
Our dinner came hot from the oven,
And not from a freezer; or shop.
The kids were a lot more contented,
They didn’t need money for kicks,
Just a game with their friends in the road,
And sometimes the Saturday flicks.
I remember the shop on the corner,
Where sweets for pennies were sold
Do you think I’m a bit too nostalgic?
Or is it….I’m just getting old?
Bathing was done in a tub,
With plenty of rich foamy suds
But the ironing seemed never ending
As Mother ironed everyone’s clothes.
I remember the slap on my backside,
And the taste of soap if I swore
Anorexia and diets weren’t heard of
And we hadn’t much choice what we wore.
Do you think that bruised our ego?
Or our initiative was destroyed?
We ate what was put on the table
And I think life was better enjoyed.
Dates for your diary
|Wednesday||19 Aug 2015||Probus Ordinary Meeting at the Cricket Club. Meet 9.30am for 10.00am start.|
|Sunday – Saturday||23 – 29 Aug 2015||Probus coach holiday with Alpha Travel to Bognor Regis.|
|Tuesday||1 Sept 2015||Probus Bowls at C.H.B.C at 10.15am.|
|Wednesday||2 Sept 2015||The Probus walk today will start from Deep Hayes Country Park and will be about 5 miles long. Lunch en-route at the Holly Bush, at Denford, on the Cauldon canal. This is about half a mile from the end of the walk.Meet on the terraced car park in Kidsgrove at 9.30am.|
|Tuesday||8 Sept 2015||Probus Bowls at C.H.B.C at 10.15am.|
|Tuesday||15 Sept 2015||Probus Bowls at C.H.B.C at 10.15am. Lunch at The Travellers Rest, Scholar Green afterwards. Order your meal in advance through Len Dale.|
|Tuesday||22 Sept 2015||Probus Bowls at C.H.B.C at 10.15am.|
|Wednesday||23 Sept 2015||Probus Council Meeting at the Cricket Club. Meet 9.30am.|
|Wednesday||30 Sept 2015||Probus Ordinary Meeting at the Cricket Club. Meet 9.30am for 10.00am start.|
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