Probus Club of Worksop

History

The first Probus Club was started in 1966 by the Rotary Club of Caterham and the concept quickly spread throughout the world.

The Probus Club of Worksop was inaugurated on 21 November 1975 with the resolution "That a Probus Club be, and is hereby formed in Worksop".  The club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Worksop, with Rotn. A H Churchouse acting on their behalf, and co-sponsored by the Retford Men’s Probus Club. The first meeting of the club was held in the Central Library Worksop on 9 January 1976 at which Mr A H Churchouse was elected as Chairman.  The 21 members enjoyed a film and talk on the manufacture of charcoal.

Probus Club of Worksop Anniversaries

The Probus Club of Worksop celebrated the forty year anniversary of the Club’s formation and the fifty year anniversary of the foundation of the Probus movement.  The Club celebrated both anniversaries at their Spring Lunch held at the Worksop Golf Club on Friday 4th March 2016. The honoured guests were Frank Abel, President of the Rotary Club of Worksop, and his wife Mary, and Robert Blatchford, President of Retford Men’s Probus Club, and his wife Patricia.  The proceedings were presided over by Robin France, Chairman of the Probus Club of Worksop.  On display was a notice board featuring events from the Club’s history.

Probus Club of Worksop’s Anniversary Lunch.  

Left: Club Chairman, Robin France, addressing members and guests at the Anniversary Lunch.

Right: From left to right: Frank Abel, President of the Rotary Club of Worksop, and his wife Mary; Robert Blatchford, President of Retford Men’s Probus Club, and his wife Patricia; Robin France, Chairman of the Probus Club of Worksop, and his wife Anthea.


Left: Robert Blatchford, President of Retford Men’s Probus Club.

Right: Frank Abel, President of the Rotary Club of Worksop.


Left: Display board featuring the history of the Club and recent activities.

Right: Club members enjoying the Anniversary Lunch at the Worksop Golf Club.





Published 2nd November 2018