Retford Men’s Probus Club

by | 7 March 2019 | Probus, Social Group

Retford Men’s Probus Club has been running since 1971. Their meetings take place at the Westhill Community Centre, Ordsall at 10.00am every other Friday. If you would like to attend one of their meetings, please see For those new to the idea of Probus, the name is an acronym for Professional Businessmen (and of course we must not forget the women).

March is always an interesting month. It’s still cold enough for us to have heavy snow, but when it’s warm and sunny with the snowdrops coming through the lawn it can look like spring has come. Be patient, it will soon be here.
February was an interesting month with two good speakers. One had Chris Daniels telling members about the Pilgrim Fathers, and Rosemary Beney gave a talk on Velocipedes. Any transport-related talk is always popular.

Pam Farquar is giving a fascinating talk on 8th March, about the use of ‘Dogs of the British Army’. I recently saw on ‘Have I got News for You’ a photograph of an Army Alsatian, named ‘Shoot’. Imagine calling him over during a foot patrol in Afghanistan.

On 22nd March club members are going to the Grimsby Fish Museum. They aim to arrive at 10.30am and will then be split into two groups. The first will visit the trawler, and be shown over her, and the second group will be shown around the museum. They then change over after an hour or so, and afterwards will drive to Cleethorpes for a fish and chip sit down meal. The club’s president Geoff Gadie and secretary Dennis Beevers have both put in an enormous amount of work to arrange and organise this trip, so members are asked to give them both the support their efforts deserve.
Retford Men’s Probus Club meet every other Friday morning at Westhill Community Centre, Ordsall at 10.00am. If you are interested in joining them, please email their secretary Dennis Beevers at and he will give you more details.