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August 2016

President’s Remarks – Adrian Ford

For the first time since joining Probus, I was able to attend a meeting of the Bowling Club and was amazed at the beauty of the bowling green and the surrounding garden. Thank you to Len Dale for doing such a sterling job in keeping the ground so lovely and organizing games and lunches. He even  taught me how to  keep score. After the match we ate a good meal at the Travellers’ Rest; even the sun co-operated and shone all day! Another enjoyable event was a Sunday lunch at the Masonic Hall where we had a good meal and convivial company. Our thanks to Ken who organized this.

Many of you will leave shortly for a holiday in St. Ives. I am unable to attend this but would like to wish members who are going, good weather and an all– round excellent time.

Unfortunately, there are several members of our group who have health problems:

Bob Kaye is recovering from an operation to remove part of his leg and is now dealing with this new situation. We wish Bob and Sheila well. Both of them wish to thank Probus members who have visited and sent cards and I have sent them our good wishes.

Peter Davenport has now had his operation and is recovering at home; we wish him and Margaret  [Who is recovering from shingles] good health soon.

Unfortunately, John Vardon is still waiting to be admitted to hospital for surgery. We sincerely hope he will soon have the treatment he needs.

I would like to remind committee members of the meeting due on the 21stSeptember; this will be held in  the Clough Hall pub at 9.30am, this is because there are too many disruptions in the Cricket Club.


The speaker for the 31st August is  –  Mr. R. Willis whose talk will be ‘Celebrating Shackleton’

Birthdays during September 2016.

Graham Brown, Len Dale, Mike Nield, Eric Owen and Frank Timmis

Probus Walk Report  

The August walk was from the Lion Salt Works museum near Northwich and along the Trent and Mersey Canal to the Anderton Boat Lift, where we stopped for coffee at the visitor centre.  We then returned through Marbury Country Park alongside Budworth Mere.  We had lunch at the Salt Barge Inn just across the road from the Lion Salt Works.

Next Walk

The September walk starts from Beeston Castle and follows the Sandstone Trail past Peckforton Castle.  It then drops down to the village of Peckforton  before returning to Beeston.

The distance is about 5 miles with a gradual climb up the Sandstone trail to the Peckforton castle area, but with some great views both to the east and west.

I suggest we have lunch at the Shady Oak  which is on the Shropshire Union Canal very close to Beeston Castle.

Please note this walk will be on Wednesday 14th September as the Probus holiday to St. Ives is during the first week of September.Please meet at 9:30 on the tiered car parks in Kidsgrove.

  Garry Bell

St Ives Holiday 3rd September 2016 – 8 Days

We look forward to the St Ives holiday with Alfa staying at the Cottage Hotel with excursions to Falmouth, Truro and Land’s End. We hope the sun shines in Cornwall like it did in Cumbria.                             Ken Williamson

The Amateur Philosopher

There is no greater happiness than freedom from worry

And there is no greater wealth than contentment.

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