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Magnificent Models Shown to Probus Club

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 10:15 AM



Four hand built models of the Royal State coaches housed at Buckingham Palace and one of Prince Philli...

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Farewell to Ron Goodacre

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 7:40 AM


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Funeral of Edward Johnson

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 7:40 AM


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Summer Pub Lunch August 2016

Posted on August 11, 2016 at 11:40 AM

The annual Probus Club of Basingstoke Summer Pub lunch took place at the Swan Inn, Sherborne St John on Tuesday 9th August. It was attended by thirty six people,consisting of members, wives/lady friends and friends who had an enjoyable lunch time with with quality food and wide menu choice.

The choice of venue was made by Fred Locke in the spring, while still Vice President - it was his selection of this hostelry that made it the success it was on the day.

While the ...

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Probus Learn About The Old Incense Routes

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 7:30 AM



Richard Tanner, a retired head teacher from North Waltham, gave the Probus Club of Basingstoke an informative insight into the ancient Incense Routes that were so important to the Middle East well before and after Christ. The na...

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Mayor as Guest For Lunch

Posted on July 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM


The Mayor of Basingstoke & Deane, Cllr Jane Frankum was guest of honour with her son, the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Paul Frankum at the first lunch of the new Probus Club season. Fred Locke, the newly-elected President of the Probus Club of Basingstoke – a club for retired professionals and businessmen - welcomed the Mayor to the lunch at the Test Valley Golf Club o...

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New President Appointed at Probus Club

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 7:55 AM


Fred Locke receives the President's chain of office from                   Alan Porter receives the Past Pre...

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History of Magic

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 6:50 AM

John Field, a retired solicitor from Ashstead, gave the Probus Club of Basingstoke an informative insight into the history of magic over the centuries. John has been performing magic for over 40 years and is a member of the prestigious Magic Circle. He has developed his skills to such a high level that in 2005 he was elevated to the exclusive degree of Associate Member of The Inner Magic...

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Spring Ladies' Lunch

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 11:25 AM


Tuesday 10 May 2016 was the date of the Ladies' Spring Lunch held at the Test Valley Golf Club near Overton. Forty three sat down for lunch on a very pleasant day with guest of honour Gill Dunn, the President of the Ladies' Probus Club of Basingstoke (pictured above with our President Alan Porter).

A splendid selection of food, good wine and great company was complemented by an intrigi...

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Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 6:35 AM

             Sleeve badge of Squadron Leader Chris Perkins

Retired Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Chris Perkins from Kempshott, who was awarded the MVO by HM Queen at Windsor Castle last year, enjoyed a varied 35 year career with the boys in blue. He is himself a member of the Probus Club of Basingstoke, the socia...

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