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For the foreseeable future, all meetings will be held at-

Nantwich Cricket Club

Whitehouse Lane, Nantwich, CW5 6HH

Christmas Cheer

14th December  2021

 

Our last and Festive meeting before Christmas.

Probus Club of Nantwich Member John Wain (shown in the photo with The President) gave a brief presentation on the Club's New Website.

The new replacement became necessary due to the technology used on the old site no longer being supported by the provider.

Following the presentation members enjoyed festive hospitality provided courtesy of The President.

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A Taste of the Silk Route

11th January 2022

 

A very entertaining talk from Club member Alan Flitter about his "holiday" to Uzbekistan in 2008.

Alan travelled with his wife and two friends in a 4x4 with a guide, on a 10 day, 700 mile trip following the Silk Route from Tashkent to Khiva.

It was interesting to learn of his many experiences along the way and the influences of the Russians within the region.

Not sure my wife could be persuaded to take such an adventure!

Dr Dennis Brady, 16th November 2021
In deepest sympathy

It is with great sadness that we hear that Dr Dennis W Brady died, 16th November 2021 aged  92.

Dennis was born in Islington, London 10th September 1929. He was educated at Chiswick Grammar School and Sheffield University Medical School and rose to become Chief Medical Officer at British Railways.

He joined Probus, 8th January 1991 and became an Inactive Member in 2019.

Amongst his interests during retirement were rambling and gardening.

Our sincere condolences to Wife Grace and Family.

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Andrew Fuller Chater

23rd November  2021

 

A fascinating talk by Graham Dodd from The Nantwich Museum.

Andrew Fuller Chater became Rector of Parish in 1846. In 1849, Nantwich suffered a terrible epidemic of cholera involving 249 deaths. The Reverend did much to manage the crisis and identify the probable causes. As a result the town took many steps to improve hygiene and install a new clean water supply.

Later, he was also responsible for the restoration of St Marys Church.

Andrew Fuller Chater died in 1872 at the age of 57 years.

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New Member

23rd November 2021

 

New Member William (Bill) Cook is welcomed into the Club and receives his badge and tie from the President.

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Christmas Lunch

16th November 2021

 

An excellent festive lunch for around seventy members and their guests. Held at the recently renovated banqueting facility at the prestigious Crewe Golf Club.

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It's a Guides Life

9th November 2021

 

A interesting talk by Tom Jones, the Tour Guide not the Singer, he assured us.

Tom has been a Guide, mainly for The City of Chester, for over 20 years. He commenced his talk, by explaining his reasons for becoming a guide and the process necessary in order to qualify.

 

He went on to describe many of the amusing incidents which happened whist guiding his flock, frequently seeming to involving French and Japanese tourists.

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Spies Among Friends

26th October 2021

 

A fascinating and amusing talk by Nantwich Probus member Edward Bridge.

Edward commenced by speaking of his early life which include being an Officer in the Royal Artillery. It was here he was given the opportunity  to become a Special Agent but disappointingly for us, he declined.

However, Edward continued by describing the activities of some of the notorious Spies and Double Agents during the 1930-60s.

Espionage is clearly of interest to Agent Bridge, so be careful what you say, walls have ears! 

Photograph shows Edward with a Special Guest.

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Golden Anniversary Lunch

at Peckforton Castle

15th October 2021

A year late (due to covid) but a great day worth waiting for.

We were blessed with a perfect autumn day at the magnificent venue of Peckforton Castle.

A most enjoyable lunch and good company, what else could you ask for?

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A Day in the Life of an Airline Pilot (Part 1)

12 October 2021

A fascinating incite into the typical day of an airline pilot by Nantwich Probus member Paul Thomson.

it's reassuring to learn the procedures and level of detail involved to ensure passenger safety when flying.

We're looking forward to Part 2.

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'Money Makes the World go Round',

28th September 2021

Our Speaker at our 28th September meeting was Keith Stevens who gave a very interesting and enlightening talk entitled 'Money Makes the World go Round.

This is the third time Keith has spoken at our meetings and we look forward to inviting him back in the future.

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50 Year Celebration Lunch,

15th October 2021

After a long delay due to Covid 19, we may now finally celebrate the Fifty-Year Anniversary of when our club was formed.

it has been agreed to hold a special lunch at Peckforton Castle which provides a magnificent old world setting.

Following the meal there will be a talk on the castles history by Mr Naylor the present owner of the castle.

Those interested in attending on Friday 15th October should contact our Social Secretary, Steve Butters.

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AGM, 10th August 2021

At long last, we had out first meeting for 18 months, on the 10th August. Essentially, it was the AGM delayed from 2020. Due to restoration work at the Masonic Hall, the meeting took place at the Willaston Social Club and was very well attended.

Sadly the Secretary reported on several bereavements including that of our Hon Treasurer, Tony Noden.

Harry Gilbert was appointed the new Treasurer whose proposal that Subs for this year be reduced to £35, was endorsed by the membership.