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June 2021


Welcome Gentlemen to another hitherto meeting.

This should have been our A.G.M meeting but due to the Pandemic situation changing it will have to be cancelled.

I hope that we can now have our A.G.M meeting on 28th July preceded by a Council meeting on 21st July. Details via Michael Nield.

I’m sure you all would agree that we don’t want to be caught breaking any Covid 19 rules.

It’s good news to hear our Member Bob Kay is recovering well in his care home. I’m sure you will join me in wishing him well.

Until we are able to meet again keep yourselves and families safe and well.


John Dunn


I have still not received menus and prices for the Christmas Luncheon to be held at the Manor House Hotel Alsager on Thursday 2nd December 202. As for holidays Hollinsheads Coaches have a number of breaks advertised in their brochure and you can drive to their Biddulph Depot with your luggage and leave your car safely in their compound during your holiday.

 Hollinshead’s also have a number of day trips advertised for July and August. One that I would particularly recommend is the outing to Nottingham with Afternoon Tea on board the cruise on the Trent Lady on the River Trent.

Ken Williamson


Malcolm Rigby (2nd), Bill Booth (3rd), Peter Lloyd (21st), Terry Dale (26th)


Seven members took advantage of the beautiful weather to take part in this month’s walk. You could describe the walk as one of a series of contradictions. First of all, we met on the car park at Freeport (there is no port).

 The walk then continued across the fields of Arbour farm, where is the Arbour? next we entered Parrots Drumble, a lovely area managed by the Staffordshire Wild Life Trust, we didn’t see any wildlife or Parrots.

Departing from the woods we followed the path towards Venice and guess what/ no Gondolas. Lunch was taken in the Swan. you’re right no Swans Talke -Ing or otherwise.


Graham Tunnicliff


  1. Council Meeting on Wednesday 21 July 2021. Meet at 9.45am for a 10am start.
  1. Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28 July 2021. Meet at 9.30am for a 10am start.



The much-delayed Spring holiday took place at Evans Hotel, Llandudno fourteen months late. Only thirteen of us took a risk concerning the virus.

The hotel restrictions had to be adhered to. With only a total of under forty residents this was not difficulty but it did limit the social side of things

Friday and Saturday evenings were fine with vocal entertainment. They were limited to a two-metre area and performed well. Without entertainers it was impossible to create much of an atmosphere, the virus restrictions limited movement and masks did not help.

The hotel staff did a good job, meals and cleanliness were very good. Considering the rules, they had to keep to, I give them full marks.

We were blessed with good weather. Llandudno itself was like entering a new world. Everyone seemed happy; smiles and cheerful “good mornings” were the rule, even the cars stopped to let us hobble across the road.

Targets were set. First day as far as the Cenotaph, second day to the end of the pier. With only four rests going and two on the return we considered we had concurred Mount Everest. Even the tea bag and hot water in a plastic beaker with the milk two metres away seemed good value at only £2.50.

What a great escape after being fastened down since March 2020. Wonderful!

Frank Timmis


Michael Nield has compiled and published the Probus Newsletter. He took on this position temporarily following the good work done by Chris Brough.

A new editor needs to be appointed at the A.G.M as Michael has indicated he will no longer take on these duties.