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 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.

Our speaker on Monday the 18th of September will be Bernard Loveday who is a physiologist, studied at Kings College and after that at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. From then on he has carried out research on cardiovascular disease in all its many guises, He joined ICI to continue and extend their research into surgical techniques and valve replacement, with additional clinical interaction with Liverpool and Manchester.

The speaker at the Congleton Dane Probus Club meeting on Monday the 21st of August  will be Glynn Williams from a company called ‘Collective Legal Solutions’ and he will be giving us a talk on the subject of looking after your nest egg, inheritance tax, lasting Power of Attorney and how to generally plan for your future financial requirements.

The speaker at our meeting on Monday the 19th of June will be Bob Kermeen and his subject will be ‘Who killed Dr. Kelly?’ Bob writes under the pseudonym of R.W. Kay and has previously given us talks on the subjects of ‘War Gaming’ and also ‘Iraq from WW1 to Saddam Hussein’.

Our speaker for the 15th of May will be John Doughty, who is actually a registered tour guide and is a Lancastrian, born in Blackpool and who has lived all his professional life in the Manchester area. After a career in education where he taught in State schools, Independent schools, Outdoor Education Centres and University Departments of Continuing Education, he qualified as a Registered Tour Guide. As a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, and an Accredited Guide of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, he offers a number of illustrated talks and guided walks.