For retired professional and businessmen

Welcome

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 20 Aug 2018
Monthly meeting
Mon 17 Sep 2018
Monthly meeting
Fri 12 Oct 2018
Golf match
Mon 15 Oct 2018
Monthly meeting
Wed 17 Oct 2018
Autumn lunch

Press releases: news

Our speaker next week will be Gordon Speakman who is a long time member of the Warrington History Society, history from the ancient period up to the Napoleonic era having been a family interest for many years.

His talk will be about the Battle of Winwick Pass when, during the English Civil Wars, the Parliamentary victory over the Anglo Scottish army on 19th August 1648 at Winwick Pass brought an end to the second civil war. What was left of the Royalist Army gave up their weapons, ammunition and colours and surrendered them to Oliver Cromwell at Warrington Bridge.

The speaker at the next meeting of Congleton Dane Probus Club will be John Miller who was a member of BBC staff for nearly 30 years, the majority of that time in television production.  He began his BBC career in sound radio operations and after his time in TV production moved on to producing exhibitions, shows and live events, initially as the BBC’s corporate exhibitions manager and later as a freelance for mainly BBC-related companies.

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.