DRIFFIELD PROBUS CLUB
Driffield Probus Club was started in 1971 for retired and semi retired business men in the town and surrounding areas from all walks of life. There are approximately 2,000 of these clubs in Great Britain. Recently it was unanimously agreed to accept lady members and we have now enrolled many. The ladies are enhancing and enriching the environment of the Club.
The aims of the Driffield Probus Club are to promote fellowship and companionship among like-minded retired and semi-retired people, to provide an opportunity to meet and talk with members from a wide range of working backgrounds and to help enhance the social aspects of retirement through a range of activities designed to meet different needs and tastes. Also we aim to provide a support network for members and their husbands, wives and partners and to provide an opportunity to meet new friends.
After struggling along for two years during Covid where membership fell, and not being able to get together, we made the best of a bad situation by having Zoom meetings. Although not perfect they allowed us to continue. After a year of rebuilding we are now confident we can move forward with safety. We feel we are now in a position to invite and recruit new members.
Our Club meets at the Cricket Club on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10.00 till 12.00. At the first meeting in the month we have an internal speaker, quizzes and discussions etc. At the second meeting we have external speakers who give talks, many illustrated, on a wide range of interesting subjects. Also we have extra visits to interesting places usually with an afternoon tea or lunch. This year we have had visits to Bempton Cliffs, Burnby Hall Gardens and The Wolds Gliding Cub at Pocklington, where many of our members flew in a glider. After our AGM in October we will be having visits to a Theatre, Black Ridge Archery Range, Elvington Air Museum, Ryedale Folk Museum, Wolds Gliding Club and Beverley Treasury. In addition in December we will be having a Christmas Party.
After our Annual General Meeting in October we will be publishing a full programme of speakers and visits for the coming year.
Anyone wanting any further information please contact Gerald Massey on 01377/257063 or Peter Grant on 01377/821041.
Our Recent Activities
Our Christmas tree at Driffield Church
Arriving at Bempton Cliffs with Poppy the RSPB events manager
On a perfect summers day we split into small groups each with a guide to observe the birds on the cliffs. Poppy told us that there were an estimated 500,000 sea birds on the cliffs. We had wonderful views of all the species of sea birds but the highlight was to see a barn owl close up hunting in the middle of the day in bright sunlight, obviously hunting to feed hungry young mouths. After this, twenty-one of us then went to Clickham Grange, Burton Fleming where farmers wife, Carol Skelton, provided us with a wonderful afternoon tea.
Peter Rogers showing us round Burnby Gardens
Tina Shelton getting ready to take off in the glider
Our contribution to the Jubilee flowers in Driffield Church
Lovely work by Jan Holman and Denise Massey