Stone Probus Ladies Luncheon

Left to right: Pam Sinclair, Angela Hensby, President Tony Cooper and Secretary Neil Hammersley.

Over 50 members of Stone & District Probus Club and partners enjoyed an excellent Ladies luncheon at the Stonehouse Hotel to mark the beginning of the Probus year.

After luncheon the club was royally entertained by the U3A StoneAgers choir managed by Angela Hensby and ably conducted by Pam Sinclair with numerous songs that many members remembered from their youth in the 60s and 70s. Among these were, Rock around the Clock (best-known and most successful rendition was recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets), ‘Blueberry Hill’ (originally by Fats Domino) along with ‘What do want to make those eyes at me for?’ a number one hit for Emile Ford and the Checkmates in 1959. That was a little merriment when a certain member actually claimed to be too young to remember these songs!

At the mid interval, an extremely funny and well delivered reading of the satellite navigation system (by Pam Ayres) was given by Charles Aked who was one of the seven men along with thirteen ladies in the choir.

Charles Aked delivering the poem.

The U3A StoneAgers meet every other Friday for practice at Walton Community Centre and new members are always welcome. Contact Angela on 812812.

Stone & District Probus Club continues with their programme and the next meeting will take place at the Fitzherbert Arms on Monday 14th May commencing at 12.30pm.

Any gentlemen interested in joining this Probus Club can contact the Secretary, Neil Hammersley, on 01782 373028 for further information or by e-mail at neil.hammersley @btinternet.com.

Stone & District Probus Club member’s wives and partners pictured above at a mid-week afternoon social gathering at the Three Crowns Public House. This was a new venture and an addition to the normal monthly meetings and outings and was enjoyed by all. Certainly to be repeated again!