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Meetings

All meetings at Mendip Spring Golf Club (see Home page for map), 12.30 pm for 1.00 pm, unless otherwise indicated.

Date Title (Speaker)
10 November 2017 Wine Fraud (Robert Copeland)
24 November 2017 Skittles Match and Lunch at the Red Cow in Brent Knoll 11 a.m.
8 December 2017 Christmas lunch and Quiz devised by Derek Swift
12 January 2018 Expedition to Borneo (Terry Caudle)
19 January 2018 Visit to Thatcher's, Sandford (including sampling!) 11 a.m.
9 February 2018 "Tax, Care and Toy Boys": tax and legal issues for Senior Citizens
9 March 2018 AGM
20 March 2018 Visit to Butcombe Brewery
13 April 2018 Ballooning (Rob Bayly)
11 May 2018 Speaker: Bob Shaw
8 June 2018 Speaker: Malcolm Owen
13 July 2018 The Role of the Police Commissioner (Sue Mountstevens)
10 August 2018 Bird Carving (John Roberts)
14 September 2018 To be announced
   
Details of past talks and social events  
27 October 2017 78th Guest luncheon with wives, partners and friends
13 October 2017 The Progress of Cider-making in my Lifetime (John Thatcher)
14 September 2017 Trip to Chepstow Races with Wrington Vale Probus Club
8 September 2017 The History of Bristol in the Middle Ages (Frank Clarke)
11 August 2017 "And Now for Something Completely Different or Much Ado About Nothing" (Roger Heath)
21 July 2017 Skittles Match and Lunch at the Red Cow in Brent Knoll 11 a.m.
14 July 2017 In Search of the Holy Grail: The Discovery of a New Drug (John Lewis)
9 June 2017 Personal Reminiscences (Paul Muffett)
7 June 2017 Trip to RNLI Poole with Wrington Vale Probus Club
12 May 2017 200 miles down the Mekong (Peter Ryalls)
28 April 2017 77th Guest luncheon with wives, partners and friends
7 April 2017 Rotary Recollections (Alan Griffiths)
10 March 2017 AGM.
10 February 2017 Norfolk Island (Keith Bellingham)
13 January 2017 The Mystery of the lost King Louis XVII (Derek Swift)
9 December 2016 Christmas Dinner and Quiz devised by Michael Marston
30 November 2016 Our oldest member Alan Griffiths was made a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur for services in France in World War II
11 November 2016 Trenches to Trams in World War I (Clive Burlton)
21 October 2016 76th Guest Luncheon with wives, partners and friends
14 October 2016 Round the World in a Helicopter (Simon Hope)
16 September 2016 Skittles match with Wrington Vale Probus
9 September 2016 Percy Blandford, boat builder (Jim Lee)
12 August 2016 Winford Red (Geoffrey Taylor)
8 July 2016 Don't go anywhere with David Evans Mk III.
10 June 2016 Iceland (Michael Marston)
3 June 2016 Skittles match with Wrington Vale Probus at the Woodborough Inn, Winscombe
13 May 2016 Head hunters, long houses and Sarawak today (Peter Ryalls)
29 April 2016 75th Ladies' lunch
27 April 2016 Archery and Shooting with Wrington Vale Probus at the Potting Shed nr Langford Inn
26 April 2016 Lunch with Bristol Probus at BAWA Bristol
8 April 2016 A brief history of "The Parish Church" (Frank Clarke)
11 March 2016 AGM.
12 February 2016 The National Trust and me (Peter Hawkins)
8 January 2016 Don't go anywhere with David Evans Mk II.
11 December 2015 Christmas lunch and Quiz devised by Michael Marston
13 November 2015 "14th July 1958, I remember it well" (Bob Shaw)
9 October 2015 Musings of a peripatetic physician (Dr. Chris Lee)
11 September 2015 The life of a private investigator (Ian Hopkins)
14 August 2015 The first 12 months of a very busy retirement (Paul Muffett)
10 July 2015 The Development of the Modern Camera (Bob Copeland)
12 June 2015 Cannabis, a useful weed? (John Lewis)
8 May 2015 World War II (Alan Griffiths)
10 April 2015 Britain, yesterday, today and tomorrow
13 February 2015 Mycenaean Greece (Jonathan Chapman)
9 January 2015 “At this moment in time…” How languages change (Derek Swift)
14 November 2014 How to secure market growth in Britain today (Andrew Clements)
10 October 2014 Robert W Service, the Bard of the Yukon (Ian Williams)
12 September 2014 Conflict: Salvation Army or Skeleton Army (Bernard Openshaw)
8 August 2014 Crude oil or gravy: it’s all the same (Colin Bailey)
11 July 2014 World War I Posters
13 June 2014 Brunel revisited
9 May 2014 Homo Britannicus
11 April 2014 Houses I have owned (Jim Lee)