For retired professional and businessmen


Welcome to our website. Our Club was formed in 1993 and is based in Congleton, an attractive old market town in south Cheshire.

We are a very active group and ensure that membership is a great way of enjoying fellowship and becoming involved in various trips, visits and other social activities.

Visitors from other Probus Clubs are most welcome - please contact our Secretary in the first instance.

Upcoming Events

Mon 16 Jul 2018
Monthly meeting
Mon 20 Aug 2018
Monthly meeting
Mon 17 Sep 2018
Monthly meeting
Fri 12 Oct 2018
Golf match
Mon 15 Oct 2018
Monthly meeting

Press releases: news

Our speaker next week will be Mike Hewitt who was born in Holland and his family came back to England in 1940 due to the Second World War. He joined the Welsh Guards, attending Sandhurst for 18 months and then joined BP, following which he emigrated to Chicago and worked as a Christian minister, looking after alcoholics and the homeless.

Our speaker on Monday the 21st of May will be Mark Thomas who been involved in fund-raising for the RNLI for well over a decade and since leaving work four years ago he has joined the RNLI Youth Education Team and has seen over 10,000 young people across Cheshire, helping them understand how to stay safe near the water.

Our speaker next Monday the 16th of April will be Dr Joan Alcock who is an Honorary Fellow of London South Bank University and also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.  An archaeologist and historian Dr Alcock was one of the prime instigators in bringing to publication the W. B. Stephens 1970 History of Congleton as well as contributing to the chapter on Religion the section on Protestant Non-conformity.

Our speaker on Monday 19th March at the Lion & Swan will be Nigel Linge, who is Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Salford with over 30 years experience as a member of academic staff. He is an electronic engineer by profession who specialises in data communication networks and their applications. His research, which has a strong industry involvement, covers 5G mobile, location and context based services, communication protocols, the delivery of multimedia services, network design and architectures.

Our speaker at the Congleton Dane Probus Club meeting at the Lion and Swan on Monday the 20th of November will be Professor Ian Morison on the subject of  ‘Are we Alone’.

Professor Morison is the Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, is a past president of the UK’s ‘Society for Popular Astronomy’  and is a founder member and now patron of the Macclesfield Astronomical Society.