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***** Coronavirus – Virtual Tatton Probus, and Other Socially Distanced Activities*****

NB This supersedes the original Coronavirus statement published in March suspending all club activities.

On Tuesday 2nd June, Tatton Probus held its first virtual meeting using the Zoom video conference tool. Watched by 29 members, Clive Brookes (who had been scheduled to visit us in person that day, before the lockdown made that impossible) gave an excellent talk on the role that Marbury Hall played in Dunkirk and the retreat from France in 1940.

We have subsequently held two Zoom meetings per month on our normal 1st/3rd Tuesday meeting mornings, and intend to continue to do so as long as Coronavirus restrictions preventing physical meetings apply. We also held a socially distanced bowls competition in August, and the walking group has resumed 2nd/4th Tuesday socially distanced walks. Other social activities (such as indoor bowls, pub lunches and theatre trips, etc) remain suspended until allowed by law/government guidelines. Our AGM in November was also held as a Zoom meeting.

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Knutsford Tatton Probus is a club for retired and semi-retired professional and business men, and those who have had a measure of responsibility in any field of endeavour.  Probus clubs meet regularly for fellowship, and to extend their members’ interests.

The Probus movement has spread internationally, and the scope of activities has widened. Each Probus group is autonomous and sets its own rules.

Our club, formed in 2001, meets on the first and third Tuesday mornings, every month at Crosstown Bowling and Social Club (for directions click here). After a short session devoted to club business, a well-qualified visiting speaker delivers an illustrated talk. Over the years we have had many excellent speakers, normally followed by a lively Q&A. Lists of forthcoming (and recent previous) speakers and topics can be found here.  After the talk, members can socialise at the bar. The meetings usually finish around mid-day.

Currently, there are also five social groups: Bowling (Crown Green, and Short Mat indoor); Bridge; Golf; IT; Walking. More details can be found here. (Beginners welcome!)

Additionally, there is an active social programme of events, such as: visits to theatres and other places of interest; wine-tasting evenings; lunches. Partners and guests are welcome to all of these events.

Visitors are welcome to attend events and meetings (virtually at present). If you are interested in finding out more about our club, please contact us. Contact details can be found here.