Probus Club of Kidsgrove > Newsletters > September 2014

September 2014

President’s Remarks

At the time of writing this there has only been two weeks since the August meeting and I have been away for one of those so there isn’t much to be said.

The adhoc Tuesday bowlers, continues to be a success (thank you from everyone Len for organising this). Last Tuesday saw 14 of us bowling in beautiful sunshine with seven of us having lunch in The Clough after bowls.

The final crown green bowls competition is on Tuesday 16th September when the winner of the Cup will be decided.

The Musical Evening with FREE BUFFET is on Thursday 18th September; don’t forget to reserve your place at Wednesdays meeting and to bring your music with you.

I wish everyone going on the Weston S Mare holiday on 21st September a safe journey and a super time.

Due to holidays there is no walk to report on this month. October’s walk will be on the 1st October and around Tittersworth Reservoir with lunch at The Lazy Trout.

Graham Tunnicliff

The speaker today is Mr G. Williams who will talk to us about the History and Making of Walking Sticks.


The September walk unfortunately had to be cancelled due to holidays. The next walk will be on   Wednesday 1st October 2014.

Birthdays during October 2014

Bill Careless, John Crutchley, Kenneth Williamson, Michael Woodcock.

Bowls Meeting in November 2014

Please note that it has been necessary to change the date of the indoor bowls meeting at the Victoria Centre in Crewe from 18 November to 25 November 2014. This is due to the Tinsel and Turkey holiday to Bournemouth.

Council Meeting in November 2014

Please note that it has been necessary to bring forward the date of the Council meeting in November from Wednesday 19 November to Wednesday 12 November 2014. This is due to the Tinsel and Turkey holiday to Bournemouth.

Dates for Your Diary

Wednesday17 Sept 2014Probus Ordinary Meeting at the Cricket Club. Meet 9.30am for 10.00am start.
Thursday18 Sept 2014Probus Music Night at the Cricket Club. Meet 7.15 for 7.30pm start. Bring along a music C.D to play a track of your choice. Everyone welcome. Free Buffet.
Sun – Sat21 – 28 Sept 2014Probus 7 day holiday to Weston-Super-Mare with Alpha Travel. Stopping at the Anchor Head Hotel.
Wednesday1 Oct 2014Probus Walk around Tittersworth Reservoir with lunch at The Lazy Trout. Meet at the car park in Heathcote street, Kidsgrove at 9.30am.
Sunday19 October 2014Audley Male Voice Choir in concert at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band. Tickets from Ken Williamson or Graham Tunnicliff.
Wednesday29 Oct 2014Probus Ordinary Meeting at the Cricket Club. Meet 9.30am for 10.00am start.

Weston Super Mare

The following information has been provided by the Weston-Super-Mare Tourist Information Service. It has been e-mailed to probus members who are going on the holiday and have the facility.

The Tourist Office say they no longer send out free literature in the post, as most of the information can be found on the following websites.  However, should you require the information to be sent in the post, please send them a self-addressed envelope, together with 2 first-class stamps to the address below:-

For bus travel; please visit the following websites –

Alternatively, f

For Webber bus services which cover Burnham-on-Sea; Bridgwater & Taunton, please contact them direct on 0800 096 3039

Brean & Burnham-on-Sea is also serviced by Buses of Somerset; please visit –

For more information on places to stay, local attractions and events, what’s on at The Playhouse theatre and The Winter Gardens, please visit the following websites –

For a copy of the Welcome to Weston leaflet which contains a Map; Money-off Vouchers & Events; please copy the following link into the Google search bar –

North Somerset is just brimming with things for everyone to enjoy.

This email will give you a taster of what’s on offer. With a great events and entertainment programme, a variety of places to eat and drink, fabulous outdoor locations and a variety of attractions, North Somerset really is a great place to visit whatever the weather.

Weston’s Grand Pier offers fun for the whole family; all year round events and an all-weather indoor theme park not to be missed.

Enjoy the stunning beaches, natural coastline and beautiful countryside.

The Tourist Information Service sell discount tickets for Cheddar Caves and the West Somerset Railway, and issue discount vouchers for Wookey Hole Caves, Brean Leisure Park, Helicopter Museum, Puxton Park, Seaquarium and the Fleet Air Arm Museum .

They are also ticket agents for the Playhouse Theatre and the Winter Gardens, Eden Project and Waverley Excursions Ltd for pleasure sailings in the Bristol Channel.

Please do not hesitate to contact them if you require any further assistance and do pop in and say hello when you visit.

Tourist Information Service
The Winter Gardens
Royal Parade
BS23 1AJ

Tel. 01934 417 117, Option 3
Fax: 01934 611 092

Opening times:

Summer: Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5pm. 
Winter: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

* Weston-Super-Mare’s main beach has been recommended by the MCS for 2014

* Official Partner of Enjoy England