On a warm Wednesday morning in June a group of 19 met on the car park of the Staffs Regiment Museum, just outside of Lichfield, for an organised group tour. We were met by Phil Holmes, an interesting and informative guide who gave us the background history of the Regiment before moving on to the … Continue reading Staffordshire Regiment Museum
Arguably one of the best aircraft museums in the country. We split into two groups, each having the services of a very knowledgeable guide who brought the aircraft and their place in R.A.F. history to life.
Wow what a day! We could have spent longer here as it was so interesting. We blasted off for an Out of This World Experience at the National Space Centre. With 6 interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator and Iconic 42 metre rocket tower this was truly an amazing experience.
Who wouldn’t enjoy a day at the Black Country Living Museum with the costumed characters bringing yesteryear to life in the Victorian shops and houses. Following a talk by the staff, we enjoyed a canal boat ride and even tried ‘legging’ (don’t ask!) before going our own way for the rest of the day. However … Continue reading Black Country Museum
Hanbury Hall is a delightful Gentlemen’s Residence built in the early 18th century standing in parkland Probus members had a guided tour of the house and were then able to view the gardens at their leisure or alternatively partake of the scrummy cakes available in the Tea Rooms.
“Ting Ting – hold on tight please” was the cry at the Critch Tramway Museum. We delighted in a mile of tramways passing through the vintage village and into the glorious Derwent Valley. There were guided talks through the village and the tram museum which also had a viewing gallery over the repairs workshop. A … Continue reading Critch Tramway Museum
Many thanks to everyone at The Rag at Rawnsley for hosting our social lunch. Food was excellent and the company great. Probus social lunches gives everyone the chance to get to know each other better. It’s also ideal for our less mobile members and their partners.
‘What an evening!’ The Dandy Duo gave us a wonderful evening with their ‘Black Country’ take on humour and music. We stopped mid way for a fish and chip supper, then they were back onstage. We must see more of this husband and wife team.
Our annual Chairman’s lunch was held at the Brocton Golf Club where an excellent meal was appreciated by all. We were joined by our colleagues from other local Ladies and Men’s Probus clubs. Following lunch guests were entertained by the String of Pearls Duo starring the delightful beautiful voice of Sarah Raymond and Marc … Continue reading Chairman’s Lunch at Brocton Golf Club
Now we know how all our parcels from Amazon arrive so quickly on our doorsteps. We were amazed at the sheer size of the Rugely depot and the way the computers monitored your goods from rack to pack.