Retford Men’s Probus Club

by | 17 April 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 go along to 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 came in like a lion with storm fryer, so with luck by the time you are reading this it has finished like a lamb. For those of you with solar panels installed, you will have noticed that in the Retford area, year on year, we had 25% more sunshine this year than last year. If you remember on St David’s day last year we had deep snow, with the first daffodils showing around 20th March. This year many of us had daffodils in full flower on 1st March.

Pam Farquar gave the club an interesting talk on 8th March, about the use of ‘Dogs of the British Army’, and, of course, they had their trip to Grimsby on the 22nd. Geoff Gadie and secretary Dennis Beevers had both put in an enormous amount of work in to arrange and organise this trip, so members should give them both a real vote of thanks.
Vince Eager is going to make another come back, this time on 10th May. I have an old broadcasting pal, who is the doyenne of sixties pop, and he’s told me that although Vince never had a top ten hit of his own, he did have a successful career as a support act for those who did. He was part of Larry Parne’s stable, which included Tommy Steel, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury and Joe Brown.

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.