CHAIRMAN’S REVIEW AT END JULY 2015

I was appointed as Chairman at the AGM held on 26th March 2015 and consider it a great honour and have confirmed that I am fully committed to maintaining the highest standards and traditions of the Club. We have a very active and friendly Club and are fortunate in having the support of our ladies…

Spring Holiday – Norfolk 2015

In May 2015 some 44 Club members and their ladies spent a week’s coach holiday based near Kings Lynn, Norfolk. There were excursions each day to places of interest. These included the Sandringham Estate, Castle Rising, Kings Lynn and Peckover House and Gardens. At Blickling Hall, which is thought to be the birth place of…

Visit to Broadcasting House

In April 2015 club members and their wives visited the headquarters of the BBC at Broadcasting House, London. As part of a conducted tour they found themselves on the set of BBC1 television’s ‘The One Show’ .Selected members were able to record a radio play with sound effects and the club chairman Ken Hatter, being…

Club Visits RHS Gardens at Wisley

In July 2015 some 40 members of the club visited the Royal Horticultural Societies gardens at Wisley in Surrey. The club has a group membership of the RHS which entitles it to make a free visit to any RHS garden once a year. The weather was ideal and the gardens and contents of the greenhouses…

Chairman’s Review – March 2015

CHAIRMAN’S REVIEW A change of meeting venue has been forced on us because of the intended redevelopment of the Quality Hotel into a residential care home. Rumours of this had come to our attention during the course of last year and we were advised formally by the management on the lst November. Our thanks to…

Mayor joins 30th Birthday Celebrations

The Mayor of St Albans, Annie Brewster attended a lunch to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Probus Club of St Albans on 30 January. The event was held at the Quality Hotel, the very same place as the first one thirty years ago; then called the Haven Hotel. It too took…