Probus Club celebrates 40 years

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BRIGHOUSE Probus Club is flourishing after 40 years.

Around 60 members, wives and friends of the club joined together to celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Spring lunch.

Brighouse Probus Club, 40th anniversary meeting'Chairman Brian Batty and sec Donald Bamforth

Brighouse Probus Club, 40th anniversary meeting'Chairman Brian Batty and sec Donald Bamforth

Held at Cleckheaton Golf Club Chair of Brighouse Rotary Club, Jenny Redfearn, proposed a toast to the club on the anniversary. She hoped for its continued success in the future.

The response to the toast was given by Dennis Robinson, a long standing member of the club and former chairman and secretary.

Ian Dewhirst from Keighley gave a humorous talk on ‘local history’ which illustrated how people can learn about life in past years from printed and written material such as papers, post cards, posters and minute books.

Chairman Brian Batty presided and gave the vote of thanks to the speaker and thanked Mrs Redfearn for attending.

To mark the club’s 40th anniversary at the club’s meeting held at Hove Edge Bowling Club a toast was proposed by long standing member, Stanley Firth, and a cake was cut by the chairman who responded to the toast.

The speaker was Robert Johnston, who spoke about ‘The Immortal Memory’ detailing the story of the life of Robbie Burns and his works.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 11, when the speakers will be Jean and John Broadbent who will give a talk entitled ‘Return to Magdala’.