PROBUS Ladies Lunch

October 23rd 2003 saw Coulsdon Probus Ladies Lunch. Held at the Coulsdon Manor Hotel, the event was an enormous success, mainly due to the efforts of Reg Baker, our Luncheon Secretary. Reg’s system of different coloured stars and triangle shapes on the place names worked like clockwork, ensuring that the serving staff delivered the correct […]

Newhaven Fort, East Sussex

Newhaven Fort and the Paradise Gardens in Newhaven East Sussex was destination of our fully booked coach trip on a pleasant sunny day in April. There has been a fort on this site since Roman times. At times allowed to become derelict, only to be renovated whenever danger threatened our southern shores, Newhaven Fort has […]

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Kew Bridge Steam Museum was the destination of our first excursion of the year on the 1st of March 2003. This little known museum is on the site of the original pumping station built in 1837 to supply clean water for that part of London. The great steam pumping engines were still in operation right […]

Shepherd Neame Brewery, Kent

Coulsdon Probus enjoyed a pleasant coach trip to our neighbouring county of Kent, famous as the “Garden of England”. Our destination was the Shepherd Neame brewery, one of only three breweries left in Kent. Before the last war there were over fifty breweries in the county. The vast hop fields grown for the beers were […]