Probus Club of Worksop
Autumn Luncheon at Worksop Golf Club on Friday 11th October 2019
Time: 12 noon for 12-30 pm. Cost: £17 per head.
A Fruit Juice
B Pate with a side salad
C Carrot and Coriander Soup
D Deep Fried Whitebait, salad and brown bread
D Roast Pork, Apple Sauce and Yorkshire Pudding
E Braised Steak in Red Wine
F Ocean Pie
G Lemon Sponge with Lemon Sauce and Custard
H Fruit Salad and Ice Cream
I Salted Caramel Cheesecake (Chef’s Special)
J Cheese and Biscuits
Tea, Coffee and Mints
Organiser: Neil Moore Tel: 01909 733 507
Probus Summer Outing 2019
This year’s Probus Club of Worksop Summer Outing took members and guests to Beamish, the living museum of the north, and on a sightseeing cruise on the River Tyne.
The coach departed from Firbeck at 8.30am on Monday 17th June and we travelled directly to the Beamish museum in County Durham. On arrival, the group dispersed to the various museum sites, which comprised a town and railway station, depicted at the turn of the century 1900. The 1820s Pockerley Old Hall and wagonway, a 1940s farm, a 1900 pit village with Davy’s excellent Fried Fish shop and a colliery. There were regular guided tours of the mine throughout the day. Travel between the sites was by vintage tram or bus or even walking.
In the late afternoon, we departed from Beamish and travelled to our overnight accommodation at the Jury Inn on the Gateshead Quayside. Imagine the delight of looking out of the bedroom window and seeing the Sage Centre, a concert venue and a musical education centre, the Baltic Centre for contemporary art, and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, for cyclists and pedestrians!
Tuesday morning was free to explore the Tyne riverscape and enjoy a coffee or for the more energetic a walk into the centre of Newcastle. At 11.00am we were able to board MV Fortuna, run by River Escapes, for a cruise on the River Tyne. We cast off at 12.00 noon to coincide with the opening of the Millennium Bridge, which is a tilt bridge that rotates through 40º to allow the craft to pass beneath. We cruised towards the Tyne Bridge before turning to head toward the mouth of the Tyne. We travelled downstream for about an hour and a half listening to a delightful commentary detailing the points of interest, particularly the position of the many Tyne shipyards most of which have now disappeared. On the south bank, we saw a terminal for cars being exported, whilst on the north bank, there was a terminal for cars being imported! There were a number of businesses providing services to the North Sea oil and gas industries, and a variety of large cable drums for oil pipes and undersea cables. Coal is now imported through Newcastle, how things have changed!
We cruised as far as the mouth of the Tyne, turned and returned to the moorings by the Millennium Bridge, which we all crossed on our way back to the coach. After a pleasant uneventful drive, we arrived back in Firbeck at 6.00pm. A very happy and enjoyable two days away!
Our thanks are due to Lee our careful and considerate coach driver and to John Colver who organized the excellent outing, who must have friends in high places as the weather was perfect over the two days, despite heavy rain both before and after the outing.
Beamish Museum Tram
The Sage Gateshead, the Baltic Centre and the Millennium Bridge
Passing under the fully opened Millennium Bridge