Church Wilne

For further information please contact our Chairman, Michael Thacker

Membership of Church Wilne Probus Club is now open to all retired people, both male and female. Our regular monthly meetings take place at Ockbrook Parish Hall, Church Street, Ockbrook, Derby, DE72 3SL on the third Wednesday morning of each month.  Refreshments are served from 10am and the meeting starts at 10.30 when we will have a talk from a visiting speaker on a topic we hope members will find informative, interesting and entertaining.  The speaker programme for 2023 is listed below. If you would like to join us for any of these meetings please come along on the day or contact our Chairman, Michael Thacker at, so that he can supply you with the details.


18 Jan         Mark Vallis                Derbyshire Blood Bikes

15 Feb         Ian McKay                 The history of British Bank Notes.

                                                    (with on-the- day valuations)

15 March     Ann Pocklington       From Rags to Royalty. (From poverty to being

                                                     a nurse  to royalty)

19 April       Bob Massey              Beside the seaside.  The history of seaside                                                                          entertainment

17 May         Angelique Foster     The role of the Police & Crime Commissioner

21 June        David Skillen           Zeppelin: Ship of Dreams. Flying in luxury

                                                    and danger

19 July         Angela Sargent       The farming Year

16 Aug         Wendy Coley           Medical detection dogs

20 Sept        Ian Green                 Militant Feminism Fair means and foul                                                                     to win the vote

18 Oct          Peter Hardy             The National Memorial Arboretum

15 Nov         Catrin Rutland          Science fiction vs Science fact

20 Dec          Mike Newbold          My Extra Life


We are now starting to think about how we can continue our social activities for 2023.  In 2022, we had a lunch in October at a local hostelry and a Christmas lunch in December.  We joined with members of another local Probus Club for a trip to the Great British Car Journey in Ambergate in November.