THE PROBUS 87 CLUB OF DROITWICH SPA NEWS 2017

WYCHAVON AGEING WELL EVENT ‘55+’ SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER 2016

At the Community Hall

DAVID ON PROBUS 87 STALL



MALCOLM AND JOHN DISCUSSING HOW TO ‘CAPTURE’ NEW MEMBERS


PETER AND ALLAN LOOKING AT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HALL

A VIEW IN THE FOYER FROM DAN’S STAND


DROITWICH ARTS NETWORK -DAN-

VISITORS COULD PLAY BALLS,


CYCLE,
PLAY THE DRUMS,


OR PLAY GOLF,
OR SING.


UNFORTUNATELY WE DID NOT FIND MANY VISITORS

ORANGE UTANS OF BORNIO, AND OTHER ADVENTURES
BY IAN JOHNSTON


INVESTITURE OF DEREK TOLLEY

Oct 20TH 2016

FOLLOWED BY ‘BOY’S HAVE MEMORIES’, AN EXCELELNT TALK by Graham Sutherland

6TH October 2016: The CONKER GAMES and CHAMPIONSHIPS

It was a beautiful morning, organised splendidly by Roy Davis

AND THE WINNER WAS MIKE RUSSELL

The was followed by a very interesting talk about the Isle of Man between1914 and 1945, given by Cathy Jones

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November 10th 2016: 24 years  - an MG Special: by Peter Briggs

November 3rd 2016:    LUNCH AT THE CROWN & SANDYS

Well done Brian Boon for organising such a good lunch in a splendid atmosphere.

Brian- Was he ordering drinks all round??

THE CHAIRMAN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY  22nd Dec 2, 2016

January 12th 2017
The first meeting this year:

A LIFE HISTORY BY PETER DANIELS:

“HOW I THINK I GOT HERE”

The 26th January, dawned damp and drizzly, in stark contrast to the ambience of the Granary Hotel's banqueting suite.

'Ladies and gentlemen, your tables are ready!' announced Scott, the head waiter, with white gloves.

Bedecked with flowers arranged by Ann Brown and festooned with balloons, everyone smiled.  Mind you, it might have had something to do with the welcome drinks beforehand!  

We waited.  I looked around.   There was Olive Thompson, the widow of Alan, with her daughter.  Liz, Mike Swan's eldest daughter was here also. As was Alun Davis's  daughter, Jayne.   

 The Chairman performed the preliminaries and called us to order. Sandy said grace. Then we tucked in - to a wonderful meal.  My, was the braised lamb delicious.  Sumptuous.

 Then it was to 'the cuttiing of the cake', with Jim and Joan Russell – they'd come all the way from down south - doing the honours.  It seemed such a pity to vandalise such a beautiful creation!   It tasted beautiful too.

Jan had asked me to reminisce for a few minutes, which I followed with a dire rendition of our Probus anthem, with apologies to the 'Men of Harlech'.  What a masochist I must be. Then it was time for proper entertainment!

With their unique brand of Black Country humour, the husband and wife team of Allan and Glynnis Briscoe, alias Dandy - they have delighted audiences throughout the Midlands for many years - strutted their stuff with aplomb. 'The funniest thing on four legs,' according to Jasper Carrott.   And they were too - after suitable  interpretation  of the lingo.

A big THANK YOU to Brian (and Joan) Boon for organising the culinary side of things. And to the Granary Hotel and staff for providing such wonderful service and support.

Please be upstanding.  May I propose a toast.....

To absent friends!


30th  Anniversary Lunch  at the  Granary 2017 St. Richard’s Hospice: A caring place well illustrated by Alice Spearing on the 16th Februray 2017. February 9th: Sandy Laird  delivered an excellent technical talk on ‘Fracking’ Jan19th:  Paul Harding entertained us  describing the history of the Tank.

St Richard’s Fest: April 29th  - POBUS 87 Organises the Brine Pit Blessing,              click :-

St RICHARD'S FESTIVAL

SALT FEST: 9th Sept 2017  - PROBUS 87 Demonstrates our Brine and Salt Heritage:-

MAKING

SALT