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August 2019


Gentlemen, welcome to our August meeting. 

On the social side of events, Probus members made the best of a very rainy day trip to the Bala Steam Railway and Llangollen visit on 14th August.

Some of our members (of which I was one) also joined with the Church Lawton Retirement Club on the 20th August for a trip to the Severn Valley Steam Railway which runs between Bridgenorth and Kidderminster, the day being nice and sunny. It was a most enjoyable trip.

          This month sees the start of the new football season. Good luck to all our local teams.

          Also, after the historic world cup cricket success at the One Day Internationals, our England team came down to earth with a thump. They lost the first Ashes test by a whitewash, drew the second test and have just won the third test and there are still two tests go. Stay tuned!

                                                                                              John Dunn President.

Today’s speaker is Mr. E Bridge

‘Sailing around Southern Ireland’


Graham Brown, Len Dale, Michael Lloyd, Michael Nield and Frank Timmis.


  The weather was not kind to us for our outing to Bala and Llangollen on Wednesday 14th August, the beautiful scenery on the coach journey was obscured by the wet and steamed up windows. Similarly the train ride was damp with rainwater dripping through the carriage roof. However, the sun did shine a little in Llangollen and we were dry in the Garden Centre at Chirk before our trip home. On the whole it was an enjoyable day but could have been better with fine weather.

 Some of our members had another outing on Wednesday 21st August by courtesy of the Kidsgrove Rotary Club. We assembled at Scholar Green Marina and boarded a canal boat travelling along the Macclesfield Canal to Kidsgrove then through Telford’s tunnel to Middleport. We then alighted at the Burley (Middleport) Pottery for coffee then continued our trip to Festival Park where we disembarked from the boat and boarded the Rotary Mini Bus to return us back to Scholar Green. The weather was good and it was most enjoyable. Our thanks to Les Mason of the Kidsgrove Rotary Club for organising the trip.  

Future social events are the autumn week-end at Llandudno and the Christmas Luncheon at the Manor House Alsager.                                                                                                                                                                            Ken Williamson

Today’s speaker is Mr. E Bridge

‘Sailing around Southern Ireland’


          Our next walk is on Wednesday 4th September. Meet on the terraces in Heathcote Street at 9.30am.                                                       Graham Tunnicliff.


 There is a new Photo Competition open to all members and it will run until the October meeting. It is an open category competition. Please present up to two photos on 6 x 4 borderless glossy photo paper. The photos will be judged by the members at the November meeting.

                                                                                                           Peter Lloyd.



12.00 for 12.30pm start cost £23 each


Pressed Ham Hock and Garden Herb Terrine, pickled vegetables salad and toasted sourdough GF

Poached Salmon, potato and red onion salad, lemon emulsion, granary tuile GF

Chilled Fresh Fruit and Melon with charred Grapefruit V GF

Leek and Potato Soup with crispy leeks, bread and butter V


Roast Breast of Turkey with pork and cranberry stuffing, pigs in blankets and gravy GF

Roast English Beef with Yorkshire pudding and a rich beef gravy GF

Baked Scottish Salmon Fillet with a parmesan and herb crumb, served with a lemon and dill cream sauce GF

Roasted Red Pepper, Courgette, Caramelised Red Onion and Cornish Brie Filo Tart with dressed rocket and a cherry tomato sauce V

All main courses served with roast potatoes, buttered sprouts, honey roast parsnips and thyme roast carrots


Traditional Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce GF

Belgian Chocolate Profiteroles served with warm chocolate sauce V

Clementine Gel Mulled Winter Berry Cheesecake with spiced berry compote V


Freshly Brewed Coffee or tea served with warm mince pies

Probus has paid £300 deposit to the Manor Hotel. Please let Graham Brown have a £10 per person cheque deposit as soon as possible. Also, let John Lowe have your menu requirements by returning the form, or email by the September meeting.

                                             THE AMATUER PHILOSOPHER

                      Carry your own lantern and you need not fear the dark!

                                                                                                       Jewish Quotation.

Newsletter Editor

Chris Brough compiles and publishes the Probus Newsletter. Articles of interest to members should be sent by Email to Chris at  Or phone 01782 784075 in the first instance. For an inclusion in the next newsletter, articles should be delivered to the editor at least 7 days before the monthly meeting. Our next Probus meeting is the on Wednesday 25th September at Kidsgrove Cricket Club, 9.30 for 10am.