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 the Burlington Room, Chatsworth, near Bakewell at 10 a.m. – on the second and fourth Tuesdays in November 2018, and on the first and third Tuesdays from January 15th, 2019 onwards.
Morning coffee is followed by a presentation which lasts about 45 minutes before we continue our meeting with 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 ‘This club believes that the current generational inequality is unfair’.
Apart from fortnightly scheduled meetings, there is an annual Guests' Luncheon and a Christmas Luncheon to which wives, partners and guests are invited. Latterly, the Guests' 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 9 a.m. 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.
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.