Bakewell and District Probus Club

Welcome to Bakewell and District Probus Club

The Bakewell and District Probus Club was founded in 1984 with the aim of providing fellowship and convivial discussions on a wide range of topics of interest to retired or semi-retired professional members.

We meet at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at the Monsal Head Hotel, near Bakewell.

Photograph of the Monsal Head Hotel

Morning coffee is followed by a presentation which lasts about 45 minutes before we move to the bar for drinks and lunch. You can view the list of subjects covered in recent presentations by selecting the 'Talks' page from the menu above.

Each year we hold a Club debate on a topical subject. Topics have included: 'The British Empire - a Force for Good?', 'Independence would be Good for Scotland - Yes or No?', 'This House Believes that the UK should be a Federation' and 'Britain and the EU: In or Out? Most recently, the proposition for the debate was ‘The British railway system should be re-nationalised’.

Apart from fortnightly scheduled meetings, there is an annual September Luncheon and a Christmas Luncheon to which wives, partners and guests are invited. Latterly, the September Luncheon has been held at the Hassop Hall Hotel, and the Christmas Luncheon at the Clubhouse of the Bakewell Golf Club. We also have an informal breakfast club held at the Hassop Station Cafe from 9am on Fridays. Any member of our Probus Club is welcome to come along for a breakfast snack and convivial discussion about any subject, topical or otherwise.

Photograph of Monsal Dale

In recent years there has been an outing during the summer to somewhere of interest to our membership. Visits have included: Bletchley Park, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, the former naval Dockyard at Chatham, Winston Churchill's home at Chartwell, Beamish Industrial Museum, Alnwick Gardens, Cragside and in 2015, Lancaster Castle and South Lakeland. In 2017, we had a day trip to Leicester which included a visit to the King Richard III exhibition and tomb.

We are a thriving, active and friendly club of about 50 members and we are very pleased to encourage new members. If you are interested in joining us, why not contact us to come along to one of our regular Tuesday morning meetings as our guest to see if you enjoy it?



Sketch of local landmarks
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