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1. THIS PAGE RECORDS SOME OF OUR PAST EVENTS. IT EXCLUDES THE MONTHLY MEETINGS OF WHICH THERE ARE NORMALLY ELEVEN A YEAR. THE SUBJECTS OF THE TALKS & PRESENTATIONS GIVEN AT THE MONTHLY MEETINGS IN RECENT YEARS ARE REPORTED ON THE SPEAKERS PAGE.
2. THE NOTICES PAGE REPORTS THE EVENTS THAT WILL BE HELD OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

[Links to the Web sites of venues are provided below where practicable (most recent visit only) unless that venue is included on the Notices page.]

Sections below: 2018 (just below) / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 and earlier years / Minibreaks

  Date Event Reference / Notes
       
2018 : 18 Events = 1 Special Event + 5 Annual Events + 1 Mini Break + 7 Outings + 4 Sunday Lunches
a Wednesday, 3rd January Delayed Annual Event - '2017 Christmas Lunch' at The Bridge Inn, Kentchurch Web site here.
b Wednesday, 10th January Annual Event - Skittles at The Hogs Head Web site here, Directions here.
c Wednesday, 21st February Outing to Aerospace Museum, Filton Report in the Gallery.
d Friday, 9th March Outing to Chavenage House, Tetbury (Poldark's Trenwith) Web site here.
- Sunday, 18th March Lunch Club at The Kilpeck Inn - postponed Postponed (bad weather).
e Sunday, 8th April Lunch Club at the Kilpeck Inn (rearranged)  
f Wednesday, 18th April Outing to Bibury (including the Trout Farm) & Arlington Web site here.
g Monday, 14th May Annual Event - Golf Day at the Burghill Valley Golf Club Web site here.
h Wednesday, 23rd May Outing to Elan Valley & Llysdinam Gardens Web sites here and here.
i Sunday, 10th June Lunch Club at Poston Mill, Vowchurch/Peterchurch Web site here.
j Friday, 29th June Outing to Coughton Court, Warwickshire Report in the Gallery.
k Wednesday, 18th July Outing to Stockton Bury Gardens near Leominster Web site here.
l Friday, 10th August Annual Event - Ladies Night at Mary Powell's Farmhouse  
m 3rd to 7th September Mini Break to East Sussex Report in the Gallery.
n Sunday, 14th October Lunch Club at The Loughpool, Sellack  
o Friday, 26th October Outing for lunch at The Mountain Air Inn then tour of Penderyn Distillery Web sites here and here.
p Friday, 16th November Special Event - President's Charity Evening at the Memorial Hall with the Talgarth Male Voice Choir Report in the Gallery.
q Sunday, 2nd December Lunch Club at White Haywood Farm Restaurant, Craswall  
r Tuesday, 11th December Annual Event - Christmas Meeting & Lunch at The Temple Bar Inn Web site here.
 
Also in 2018, albeit not actually a Probus Club Event even though it was supported by certain members of the Club, was ...
z Sunday, 18th November Participation in the 'Societies Fair' at the Memorial Hall. Web site here.
       
2017 : 16 Events = 3 Annual Events + 1 Mini Break + 8 Outings + 4 Sunday Lunches
a Thursday, 12th January Annual Event - Skittles at The Hogs Head  
b Thursday, 23rd February Outing to Hereford Cider Museum Web site here.
c Friday, 10th March Outing to Knighton (Spaceguard & Offa's Dyke Centre) Web sites here and here.
d Sunday, 19th March Lunch Club at The Temple Bar Inn, Ewyas Harold  
e Thursday, 20th April Outing to Birmingham : Canal Cruise & Botanical Gardens Web sites here and here.
f Thursday, 11th May Outing to Trevase Farm (with its anaerobic digester) then supper at The Red Lion, Peterstow Cottages web site here. Pub site here.
g Monday, 15th May Annual Event - Golf Day at the Burghill Valley Golf Club  
h Sunday, 28th May Lunch Club at The Park Hotel, Pandy Web site here.
i Tuesday, 6th June Outing to Wells (including the Cathedral) Web sites here and here.
j Thursday, 13th July Outing by coach to British Ironworks Centre (Oswestry) & Chirk Castle Web sites here and here.
k Friday, 11th August Annual Event - Ladies Night at Mary Powell's Farmhouse  
l 4th to 9th September Mini Break to Suffolk Report in the Gallery.
m Sunday, 1st October Lunch Club at Poston Mill, Vowchurch/Peterchurch  
n Thursday, 12th October Outing to Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington Report in the Gallery.
o Friday, 24th November Outing to Bath Christmas Market Web site here.
p Sunday, 3rd December Lunch Club at White Haywood Farm Restaurant, Craswall  
- Tuesday, 12th December Annual Event - Christmas Meeting & Lunch - postponed Postponed (bad weather - see here).
       
2016 : 18 Events = 3 Special Events + 4 Annual Events + 1 Mini Break + 6 Outings + 4 Sunday Lunches
a Thursday, 14th January Annual Event - Skittles at The Hogs Head  
b Tuesday, 16th February Outing to Morgan Cars, Malvern Web site here.
c Tuesday, 15th March Outing to Gloucester : Service Station + Regimental Museum Web sites here and here.
d Sunday, 20th March Lunch Club at The Temple Bar Inn, Ewyas Harold
e Tuesday, 19th April Outing to Bletchley Park Web site here.
f Monday, 9th May Annual Event - Golf Day at the Burghill Valley Golf Club
g Wednesday, 25th May Outing to Aberystwyth with steam train from Devil's Bridge Report in the Gallery.
h Sunday, 29th May Lunch Club at The Park Hotel, Pandy
i Friday, 10th June Outing to Ralph Court Gardens, Bromyard Web site here.
j Tuesday, 5th July Special President's Charity Event - Tour & Tea at Dore Abbey Report in the Gallery.
k Friday, 12th August Annual Event - Ladies Night at Mary Powell's Farmhouse
l 5th to 9th September Mini Break to Yorkshire Report in the Gallery.
m 13th to 16th September Special Event - Visit to Probus Cambrai-Douai Report in the Gallery.
n Sunday, 2nd October Lunch Club at Poston Mill, Vowchurch/Peterchurch
o Saturday, 22th October Special Event - President's Charity Evening at the Memorial Hall Report in the Gallery.
p Tuesday, 15th November Outing to Llancaiach Fawr Manor & The Royal Mint Web sites here and here.
q Sunday, 4th December Lunch Club at White Haywood Farm Restaurant, Craswall
r Tuesday, 13th December Annual Event - Christmas Meeting & Lunch at The Bridge Inn, Kentchurch
       
2015 : 18 Events = 4 Annual Events + 1 Mini Break + 9 Outings + 4 Sunday Lunches
a Thursday, 22nd January Annual Event - Skittles Night at The Hogs Head  
b Thursday, 12th February Outing to Chase Distillery Web site here.
c Thursday, 19th March Outing to Tewkesbury : Town Walk + Abbey Visit  
d Sunday, 29th March Lunch Club at The Temple Bar Inn, Ewyas Harold  
e Thursday, 16th April Outing to Stonehenge via Woodhenge  
f Monday, 11th May Annual Event - Golf Day at the Burghill Valley Golf Club  
g Thursday, 21st May Outing to Llanthony Court Farm Web site here.
h Thursday, 18th June Outing to Sudeley Castle Web site here.
i Sunday, 28th June Lunch Club at Hedley Lodge, Belmont Abbey Web site here.
j Thursday, 16th July Outing to Blenheim Palace Web site here.
k Friday, 14th August Annual Event - Ladies Night at Mary Powell's Farmhouse  
l Wednesday, 2nd September Outing to Hereford Cathedral Gardens & Magna Carta Exhibition
m 18th to 23rd September Mini Break to Jersey & Guernsey Report in the Gallery.
n Sunday, 11th October Lunch Club at The King of Prussia  
o Thursday, 15th October Outing to Mechanical Music Museum (Northleach) & Batsford Arboretum Web sites here and here.
p Thursday, 12th November Outing to Coventry Transport Museum & nearby attractions Web site here.
q Sunday, 6th December Lunch Club at White Haywood Farm Restaurant, Craswall  
r Tuesday, 15th December Annual Event - Christmas Meeting & Lunch at The Bridge Inn, Kentchurch
 
Also in 2015, albeit not actually a Probus Club Event even though it was supported by several members of the Club, was ...
z Saturday, 7th November Memorial Hall Jubilee Concert Report in the Gallery.
 
2014 : 17 Events = 1 Special Event + 4 Annual Events + 1 Mini Break + 7 Outings + 4 Sunday Lunches
a Thursday, 23rd January Annual Event - Skittles Night at The Hogs Head  
b Wednesday, 19th February Outing to British Plastic Industry, Rhymney  
c Sunday, 9th March Lunch Club at the Garway Moon Inn Web site here.
d Tuesday, 18th March Outing to Waterways Museum + Gloucester & Staverton Airport
e Monday, 7th April Outing to National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Web site here.
f Thursday, 8th May Outing to Fedwlydan Farm, Glasbury  
g Monday, 19th May Annual Event - Golf Day at the Burghill Valley Golf Club  
h Thursday, 12th June Outing to Windsor Castle & Thames River Cruise  
i Sunday, 29th June Lunch Club at Hedley Lodge, Belmont Abbey  
j Friday, 8th July Outing to Westonbury Mill Water Gardens Web site here.
k Friday, 15th August Annual Event - Ladies Night at Mary Powell's Farmhouse  
l 14th to 20th September Mini Break to Galway Report in the Gallery.
m Friday, 17th October Special Event - President's Charity Evening at the Memorial Hall Report in the Gallery.
n Sunday, 2nd November Lunch Club at The King of Prussia  
o Thursday, 13th November Outing to Oakham Treasures Museum, Portbury, Bristol Web site here.
p Sunday, 30th November Lunch Club at White Haywood Farm Restaurant, Craswall  
q Tuesday, 16th December Annual Event - Christmas Meeting & Lunch at The Bridge Inn, Kentchurch
 
2013 : 18 Events = 4 Annual Events + 1 Mini Break + 9 Outings + 4 Sunday Lunches
a Thursday, 17th January Annual Event - Skittles Night at The Hogs Head  
b Wednesday, 13th February Outing to Monkland Cheese Dairy  
c Thursday, 14th March Outing to Worcester: City Walk + The Elgar Museum  
d Sunday, 17th March Lunch Club at The Temple Bar, Ewyas Harold  
e Wednesday, 10th April Outing to Gloucester & Warwick Railway + Bourton on the Water
f Thursday, 16th May Outing to Sir Roy Strong's Laskett Gardens  
g Monday, 20th May Annual Event - Golf Day at the Burghill Valley Golf Club  
h Thursday, 13th June Outing to Aberglasney Gardens  
i Sunday, 30th June Lunch Club at Plas Derwyn, Abergavenny  
j Thursday, 11th July Outing to Avebury Manor and Avebury Ring  
k Friday, 19th July Annual Event - Ladies Night at Mary Powell's  
l 12th to 16th August Mini Break to Paris  
m Wednesday, 4th September Outing to Church Farm, Weston Beggard, a hops farm Report in the Gallery.
n Sunday, 29th September Lunch Club at The Railway Inn, Dinmore  
o Thursday, 10th October Outing to Bristol: M Shed Museum + SS Great Britain  
p Wednesday, 13th November Outing to Wye Valley Brewery  
q Sunday, 1st December Lunch Club at White Haywood Farm, Craswall  
r Tuesday, 17th December Annual Event - Christmas Meeting & Lunch at The Bridge Inn, Kentchurch

Events in 2012 and earlier years
In 2012 we had 14 'Events': 1 Special Event (The President's Evening) + 4 Annual Events (Skittles Night + Golf Day + Ladies Night + Christmas Lunch) + 1 Mini Break (to Kent) + 8 Outings. The Outings were to: Wiggins Metals, The Black Country Museum, Treago Castle, Monnington Court (Morgan Horses), David Austin Roses, The Cotswold Lavender Farm, Highclere Castle, and The Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. The quarterly meetings of The Lunch Club did not start until 2013.

Outings in earlier years included: the Weston Cider Mill, Racing Stables at Hoarwithy (Mrs. Williams), various trips to Cardiff & surrounds (including The Welsh Assembly, Castell Coch, Cardiff Castle & The Millenium Stadium), the Staffordshire Hoard, Eastnor Castle, the National Botanic Garden of Wales (near Llanarthney), Westonbirt Arboretum, Highgrove, and the Penderyn Whisky Distillery.

MINIBREAK DESTINATIONS
2006 Belgium     2007 Dublin     2008 Isle of Man     2009 Northumberland     2010 Norfolk     2011 Isle of Wight     2012 Kent     2013 Paris     2014 Galway     2015 Jersey     2016 Yorkshire     2017 Suffolk     2018 East Sussex.

 

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