Chester Visit June 2019

Chester’s Old Town Hall Courtroom
Chester’s famous clock (the second most photographed clock in the UK)

A number of members and partners visited Chester on Monday 24th June 2019, where they were taken on a walking tour of the historic city by Stephen Shakeshaft. Stephen, who has also given a couple of recent talks to the club, is a very experienced Chester guide who knows many interesting, and some slightly obscure, points of interest, which he showed us during the two hour ramble which took in some of the city walls, some quiet back streets, a Roman amphitheatre, and the old town hall – a wonderful building, no longer used for its original purpose, which can be rented by anyone for special events (parties, weddings, etc).

Photos from Probus Walks – Pre-2020

A murky day going up Shuttlingsloe December 2019
Macclesfield Forest, December 2019
Dragon’s Back from Chrome Hill, July 2019
Chrome Hill, July 2019
Mam Tor Ridge, Edale, September 2018
“Which way Mike?” Mam Tor Ridge, Edale, September 2018
Pit stop, Mam Tor Ridge, Edale, September 2018
“He’s not one of us!”, Mam Tor Ridge, Edale, September 2018

Social Activities and Events

Throughout the year, we have a varied programme of group activities.

Bowls – April to September: Crown Green bowls every Tuesday afternoon on Crosstown Bowling Club’s green; occasional matches against various other local clubs; October to March: short mat indoor bowls on Wednesdays at Alderley Edge Festival Hall.

***** October 2020: Indoor bowls suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus *****

Bridge – occasional matches with other clubs.

***** October 2020: Bridge matches suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus *****

Golf – primarily social; occasional matches with other clubs.

***** Socially Distanced Inter-Club match held in October 2020, but without the normal food and drink *****

IT – meets third Monday morning monthly, normally at Crosstown Bowling club; IT/modern technology related issues discussed; IT tips/warnings etc. passed on to the wider club membership; where possible, help provided to any member who has a technical IT related problem.

***** October 2020: meetings, suspended in March due to Coronavirus, restarted using Zoom – moved to 4th Monday (no meeting December) *****

Walking¬†– second and fourth Tuesdays monthly; walks, normally within an hour’s drive (sharing cars) are 5 to 8 miles, followed by a pub lunch. An annual 3 or 4 day walking holiday is arranged, normally in the summer, most recently in the Lake District.

***** Socially distanced local walks suspended in March restarted in the summer 2020*****

Christmas Lunch Рin recent years at Mere Golf Resort; partners and guests welcome.

***** Cancelled for 2020 due to Coronavirus*****

Wining and Dining – regular lunches and wine tasting theme evenings with dinner; partners and guests welcome.

***** Cancelled until further notice due to Coronavirus *****

Other Events – regular trips to places and events of interest, e.g. theatre, opera, country houses, historical towns, factories, museums; and sometimes the more unusual, such as recycling plants, an industrial tomato greenhouse, the North West M6 Traffic Control Centre.

***** Cancelled until further notice due to Coronavirus *****