Ashdown Forest & Saint hill manor

On 12th June we had a splendid outing to Ashdown Forest and in the afternoon a guided tour of Saint Hill Manor. After a washed out spring we had wonderful weather for our outing, the coach picking us up at the Tudor Rose on Old Coulsdon. After we picked up our guide for the day, […]

2013 Spring Cruise

On the weekend of the 19th April Coulsdon Probus went on a cruise along the Gloucester Ship Canal. After a dreadful winter and a foul first part of April we were a little apprehensive regarding the weather for our cruise, but the clouds parted and we had the whole weekend in glorious sunshine. On Friday […]

2012 Ladies Luncheon

Our annual Ladies Luncheon was once again held in the Blenheim suite at Coulsdon Manor Hotel. We have held our premier luncheon at Coulsdon Manor for a few years now, mainly because of the fantastic value for the meals and wonderful ambience of the hotel and the Blenheim Suite. Once again the hotel and staff […]

2012 May ladies meeting

After the tremendous success of the joint meeting we held in 2011 it was agreed by everyone that we must have a meeting each year when ladies are to be included. This meeting will not overshadow our annual ‘Ladies Luncheon’ which takes place later in the year. It is to be a normal Probus meeting […]

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 […]