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Social Events

Calendar 2024

Proposed outline Programme for 2024 is listed below with the organiser where known. More details will be added as they become known

It would help greatly if members would volunteer to lead any of these events - particularly if you have background knowledge/interest, as that would enhance the members' understanding and interest.

To book events go to the member's area. Events will only be available to book when details such as price and date are known.Signing up for an event is an obligation to pay and attend. Cancellations to be discussed with the event organiser as payment may still be required.

8th May Golf Tournament at New Forest Golf club

This is an annual event between local Probus Clubs. 4 club members are required for the Brockenhurst team. Please contact David Podmore directly if you are interested in taking part

Organiser - David Podmore

22nd May London Trip Churcill War Rooms/Free Afternoon

John Wingham's London Trip to the Churchill War Rooms in Whitehall followed by an afternoon trip or free time is now available for booking. The cost of entry to the War Rooms will be £30 the remaining costs for transport and food are the members' responsibilty. The attached file gives the details

24 June Wilton House, Salisbury (Richard Burt)

Wilton House is set in 21 acres of landscaped parkland beside the river Nadder and Palladian Bridge. Wilton House is home to the 18th Earl and Countess of Pembroke. Within the extensive grounds, visitors can discover woodland walks, rose and water gardens, an adventure playground and an airy cafe and gift shop.

The Cecil Beaton exhibition is not open this year, sadly, but the classic car exhibition is open when the house is open.

Travel by car sharing to arrive by 11.30.

1200-1300 pre-booked guided tour of the House

Afternoon self guided tour of  the gardens and grounds

The Wilton House Cafe serves light meals - if we have sufficient numbers  we can pre order food in a reserved area. Maximum group size for House tour is 15 people. This can be extended to 20 if necessary.

Cost is £18 per person to include entry to grounds and guided tour of house.

Meals at Wilton House Cafe will be charged separately. Bookings can now be made in the members area on the events booking page

18th July Croquet(Graham Otter)

If you wish to attend this event please sign up via the Probus web site.

This event is now full.  A wait list is being managed by Richard Burt  

DATE Thursday 18 July 2024

EVENT Croquet   ORGANISER Graham Otter

DETAILS 1200 at the Chequers pub for lunch

                 1400 - 1600 Croquet at Woodside Gardens Lymington Group

                 Limited to  16 people 

Graham will host and organise the afternoon. Equipment will be provided - there will be a prize for the winning team! Flat sole shoes are necessary and important for playing croquet Refreshments are available from the Woodside Pavilion Chequers menus will be made available two weeks in advance and we need to pre order lunch.

PRICE Cost of croquet £12 pp Lunch and refreshments payable on the day.

11th August Chairmans’ Summer Tea Party (Adrian Butterworth)

This will be held at Half Acres Rhinefield Rd. The price will be £6.50pp. The event will begin at 2.30pm. There is a reserve date of 18th August should the weather be too challenging. It is a nice opportunity for members and their partners to socialise in lovely garden setting with wonderful tea and cakes. Bookings can now be made under teaparty in the Members area.

September Chichester or Salisbury Theatre and Meal (Rob Morgan)

October Skittles (TBD)

October Wine Tasting (Rob Evison)

November Quiz Night (Alan Wright)


December Christmas Lunch (Richard Burt)

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