Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Woking Theatre, 16 January 2020

For the first outing of the new decade we gathered at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking. The show was the follow on from the very successful “The Play That Goes Wrong”. This time it was the pantomime that kept going horribly and hilariously wrong. “This is not a Pantomime” as one character defiantly declared … Read more

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concert at G-Live Guildford, 30 November 2019

The acoustics of the, relatively new, G-Live hall helped to present the orchestra and the singer to good effect. Opening with Waughan Williams’ Overture: The Wasps one could well appreciate the ethereal shimmering sound of some 17 or more violins playing softly together, contrasted witht the smooth deep bass sounds of a similar number of … Read more

Jaguar/Land Rover factory at West Bromwich, 28 August 2019

A pleasantly swift and traffic-jam free coach journey got us to the MacDonalds and KFC round the back of JLR in good time for a lunch break. Coffee and biscuits followed in the Jaguar visitor Centre, with time to admire the latest Jaguar electric cars, and have an introductory talk from our two guides. That … Read more

RAF/USAF 100th Air Refuelling Wing at Mildenhall, 20 August 2019

We arrived early for vehicle search and Identity check, to enter the USA. The tour was meticulously structured, planned, and executed – as you might expect from a military organisation.   The comprehensive Tour included maintenance and fabrication facilities, an overview lecture of history of the base and Inflight refuelling and a visit to a Boeing … Read more

Horse Drawn Canal Boat Trip, June 2019

Our outing with the canal boat was really different   We started from an end-of-the road, very quiet backwater on the Kennet and Avon Canal, known as Kintbury .  The silence was deafening.–– The canal and towpath had very little traffic and there were not even any cattle or sheep in the field – only the … Read more

50th Anniversary Annual Holiday 2019 Lake Annecy, 6 -12 May 2019

The holiday was at the Les Grillons Hotel at Talloires, on Lake Annecy.   An excellent Hotel with good –size rooms, most with fabulous views of the Lake, friendly and helpful staff for whom nothing was too much trouble, great atmosphere of a small establishment  – family- run by Auriele and Sabastienne .  Excellent Restaurant, worth … Read more

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