2012 River Thames Cruise

Considering the bad weather and rain we have been experiencing just lately, and forecasted for the day of our outing, (all in the week that the water companies had declared an official drought and imposed a hosepipe ban) we were very lucky to have the sun shining for our spring cruise on Old Father Thames. […]

2012 Annual General Meeting

Our March meeting, which this year fell on the 1st March, was our Annual General Meeting. The outgoing chairman, Andrew Banfield, gave a summary of his year in office, including outings, luncheons and his chairman’s outing on the steam railway. The various committee members gave reports on the activities they were responsible for over the […]

2011 Ladies Luncheon

October 20th 2011 was the premier lunch of the year. Our annual Ladies Luncheon. The time that we thank the ladies for their support and forbearance throughout the year. The luncheon was held in the sumptuous and opulent surroundings of the Blenheim Suite of the Coulsdon Manor Hotel. After pre-lunch drinks in the lounge we […]

Mystery Tour

Our eagerly awaited ‘Chairman’s Mystery Tour’ proved to be an outstanding success. The tour was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, as well as being blessed with excellent weather. We left Old Coulsdon on time and had an enjoyable tour through the Kent Weald via country lanes to our first stop, Teapot Island at Yalding. Teapot Island […]

Olympic trip

Another fine summer’s day found us in the Lee Valley enjoying a combined coach and canal boat trip. We boarded the canal boat for a morning cruise whilst being pampered with Danish Pastries and lashings of tea and coffee. After the cruise our guide, Christine, escorted us to Waltham Abbey, describing on the way the […]

Windsor Lunch Cruise

A warm sunny, spring day had us on the River Thames on a cruise from Windsor to Bray. The cruise took us past Windsor Race Course, which, though the course covers several thousand acres, is in fact, an island encircled by the Thames. Our cruise took us through Boveney Lock to Bray Film Studios, home […]

40 Years of PROBUS

Members of Coulsdon Probus attended the 40th anniversary dinner of Caterham Probus, and as Caterham is acknowledged as the very first Probus club, this also celeberated the 40th anniversary of the Probus fraternity. Special guest was Richard Stilgo the television personality and his wife Annabella. Richard has had a long association with Caterham Probus and […]

Chairmans Charity 2005

Chairman Jim Mulvey’s charity for 2005 was The Old Coulsdon Centre For The Retired.  Jim is presenting the cheque for the money he raised to the president of the centre Peter Babler and the manager Iris Holah. In accepting the cheque Peter described the work done by the centre and how the money raised by Probus will […]

Ladies Luncheon

Once again Reg Baker excelled himself with the organisation of the Ladies Luncheon at Coulsdon Court Hotel. Reg managed to negotiate a deal with the hotel which not only provided us with a first class meal, but enabled Reg to provide table decorations and many wonderful raffle prizes.

River Thames Murders

The 9th September saw us on a river cruise along the Thames with talk on murders solved and unsolved which had been committed in the vicinity of the river. Tales of murder and mayhem included were Jack the Ripper, The Krays dumping ground for bodies, ‘Gods Banker’ Roberto Calvi, The Princes in the Tower and […]