Club contact
email: spennymoorprobus@yahoo.com

The Spennymoor Probus Club currently comprises around 30 members. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings at

Tudhoe Cricket Club,
St Charles Road,
Spennymoor DL16 6JY.

A talk is given at most meetings, see the programme of events below.

The premises are open from 10am for coffee (and biscuits!) and a chat and business, followed by the speaker at 10:15am. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker.   The meeting will close by 1200pm.

We organise a Christmas Lunch for members and their partners.

New members, both men and women, are very welcome. Guests/visitors are welcome to attend at any meeting and we would particularly like to see Probus members who might be visiting our area.

Either contact us on our email or just turn up at a meeting and make yourself known one of our members .

2018-19 Programme


Date Topic Speaker
April 24th Victorian England Bruce Burn
May 8th The Reception of Irish Immigrants to the North East 1845-1870 Jonathan Bush
May 22nd The “Guests” of Queen Victoria David Butler
June 12th A Year in Darlo: 12 favourite Darlington-related historical stories Chris Lloyd
June 26th Ramblings of an early printed book librarian: How to “read” an old book Alastair Fraser
July 10th Medieval Markets and Fairs Elizabeth Pears
July 24th Swinging 60’s – Newcastle Buildings and People Freda Thompson
August  Holidays – no meetings
September 11th Drone Photography Peter Haygarth
September 25th Indian Pacific – Sydney to Perth by Rail Andrew Everitt
October 9th A cruise down the Danube Eric Londesbrough
October 23rd How to build a Cathedral Oly Burton
November 13th Stroll Along Stockton High Street – Part 1 Lynn Lamport
November 27th Coffee morning
December 11th Christmas Lunch


January 8th Lincoln and his Statesmanship   (TBC) Peter Welsh
January 22nd The Battle of Britain in the North East George Dixon
February 12th One Day in 1644 – After Marston Moor Tim Brown
February 26th Tours, Tales and Trails (TBC) Mike Thornton
March 12th Nostalgic Views of the North – Part 4 John Moreels
March 26th To Be Confirmed
April 9th  AGM and Lunch