Battle of Britain Command Centre, 21 February 2019

We all arrived in our own cars at the Uxbridge Command Centre at 10 a.m. in good time for a coffee (and cake) in the new Visitor Centre cafe. We then had time to look around the exhibits in the Centre. These included full scale, fully detailed replicas of a Spitfire and a Hurricane flying … Read more

Trip to Winchester Christmas Market, 22 November 2018

We all gathered at midday on the coach for the trip to Winchester. All that is, except for the Outings Committee member who thought the scheduled time was one hour later than was the case. Which caused a slight delay and some hilarity. The day was rather cool and grey, but remained dry. The market … Read more

Probus Annual Holiday to Lake Bled in Slovenia – 2018

The 2018 Club annual holiday was to Lake Bled in Slovenia, an. excellent water-centric location with a church on the island in the centre of the Lake, and mountains surrounding. The Park Hotel was conveniently located for self-organise activities, on the very edge of the quiet lake (a renowned international Rowing centre with an Olympic … Read more

Farnborough Air Museum (FAST), 30 August 2018

Some 20 Probus members gathered at the Museum on the edge of the Farnborough airfield. We were given an introduction to the history of aviation at Farborough, starting with the move of the Aldershot Ballon Factory to Farnborough Common in 1905. This led to experiments with heavier than air machines,  and Samuel Cody’s flight in … Read more

Stourhead & Stonehenge, 17 May 2018

The weather for the day was set fair when we left Pine Ridge Golf Club, this was the prelude to a great day. Stourhead Gardens were set out by Henry the Magnificent in the early eighteenth century when he and a team of fifty gardeners planted and tended beech , oak , sycamore, ash and … Read more

British Airways Heritage Museum at Waterside, 26 April 2018

Waterside is a fascinating location situated just off Heathrow Airport. It is the  BA Admin. Head Office, with Lawyers, Personnel (HR) etc, Cabin Crew Training Centre, plus the Heritage Centre. The spine  of the building is a long glass atrium, known as the “Street”, with many trees and a small stream – all enclosed, with … Read more

Mountbatten Festival of Music, Royal Albert Hall, 9 March 2018

The Festival showcased the Pageantry, the outstanding versatility and incredible musicianship. of some of the world’s finest military musicians in a wide range of musical styles, including music from the big screen and superb solo items  Forecast as being 200 instrumentalists – four times the size of the normal RLC concert, but we didn’t expect … Read more

Barrow Boys & Bankers, 20 February 2018

Excellent day out.   Very impressed by the Bank of England Museum – fully up to date with the latest high security notes and liked the little toy yacht on which Mark Carney uses a Tiller to steer the ship and presses the Red and Blue buttons to control Inflation and Quantitative easing. We all had … Read more

The Play That Goes Wrong, 23 November 2017

Our coach dropped us off at the Duchess Theatre in London for an excellent comedy based on all the things that can go wrong during a performance. Plenty of slapstick, collapsing and revolving scenery , pregnant pauses, wrong lines ,repeated lines, offstage prompts, wrong entrances, great acting and impeccable timing – what more could you … Read more