Marple and District Probus Club


Meetings and Speakers


We gather together at approximately 10.00am, sign in, contribute £1.00., and then our meeting is then opened by our chairman, at 10.15am and will include any announcements or information to members, then a speaker usually gives us an interesting talk with a ten minute break at 11.00am giving members a chance to meet old friends and have a natter as well as a beverage of members own choice and a biscuit or two.

Our thanks to the ladies or gentlemen of Marple Senior Citizens Association who provide the cups of tea and Coffee.

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Speaker Programme -2nd. or 4th. Wednesday of the month.

Topics shown RED below have taken place

Text Box: Please contact Mr. A. P. Taylor if you have any queries regarding the  
                             above programme 0161 427 5161

       To find directions to our venue please visit our Location Plan page


                                  Our 2020 Programme is below:


08/01/2020  Frank Pleszak      The fatal bombing of New Mills and Hayfield in 1942     Talk/Slides

22/01/2020  Betty Hayhurst       Antiques and Collectables (Objects displayed)                   Talk

12/02/2020  Geof Scargill                  Edward Elgar—The Real Elgar                             Talk/Slides

26/02/2020  Judy Jones         History and Heritage of Canals around Marple                 Talk/Slides

11/03/2020  James Ellson                      15 steps to self sufficiency                                   Talk/Slides

25/03/2020                                                 PROBUS AGM (Suspended)

08/04/2020  David Simmons            The Royal Aircraft Establishment Story                  Suspended

22/04/2020  Ray Hoerty                            “Bones and Bastards”                                       Suspended

13/05/2020  Judith Wilshaw      The Textile Industry and Industrial Revolution             Suspended

27/05/2020  Allan Schofield                         The Luddites                                                  Suspended

10/06/2020  Rhona Marshall               Christian Relief in Uganda                                     Suspended

24/06/2020  Brian Hallworth              “Not through the front door”                                  Suspended

08/07/2020  Jane Shepherd                   “My life as a cabbage !”                                       Suspended    

22/07/2020   Andy Platt                                 Prison Life                                                    Suspended    

12/08/2020   Allen Cooper                         Charles Lindberg                                        Suspended

26/08/2020   Keith Vigurs                         Mystery Shopper                                               Suspended

09/09/2020   Peter Mount         The NHS today and how it works.                                     Suspended

23/09/2020   Tom Lord              My Trans Siberian Railway Journeys                           Suspended

14/10/2020   David Simmons    The Women of The Royal Aircraft Establishment          Suspended

28/10/2020   Stephen Mills                     Alderley Edge Mines                                      Suspended

11/11/2020   Peter Slater                “Don’t you know who I am ?”                                   Talk

25/11/2020   Peter Stubbs        Crime Courts and Capital Punishment                      Talk/Slides

09/12/2020   Rev. David Jenkins   More stories from the world of stamps                Talk/Slides








     Please note the talks shown above that have been “Suspended” until further notice owing to the current health emergency.