Dore (Sheffield)



Club Secretary: Nigel Reeves

Telephone: 0777 577 4575



Meeting Days and Times:

2nd & 4th Thursday in the month starting at 10.15am.

Short break for coffee or tea with biscuits at 11 a.m.

Meeting closes at 12.00


Dore Methodist Church Hall
High Street
South Yorkshire
S17 3GU
Disabled Access Details: Wheelchair Accessible; Wheelchair Accessible Toilet.

Our Club:

What do we do at Probus?

A fair question. Some people think that a Probus Club is for old fogies who like to dress up like penguins, or for husbands whose wives ease them out of the house for the morning. This is not entirely true.   Dore Probus is indeed a club for retired men, but there is nothing dull about them, and most would never admit to being at all old. The image of penguins belongs to the past: the dress code is smart casual (ties optional), and we spend a good deal of time sitting down.   Dore Probus Club is a thriving social organisation for retired men, irrespective of age, who meet to make friends and enjoy a wide range of stimulating talks.

Most of our 70 members meet twice a month (10.15 -12.00 every second and fourth Thursday) and return home refreshed from chatting to friends and entertained by listening to talks on a wide range of subjects, which recently have included history, landscapes, ornithology, trains, comedians, magic, local crimes, the health service, foreign countries, and the universe. (The talk on the universe, called ‘Lightspeed Universe’, got us round in about 45 minutes, plus a break for coffee.)

We also go off on trips every month or so (wives, partners and friends included). In 2017 we had two meals at the Silver Plate Restaurant and a Trent Cruise lunch, and visited Rolls Royce, Crown Derby, Harrogate, Harlow Carr Gardens, and Castle Howard.   In 2018 we have eaten again at the Silver Plate, gone on the North York Moors steam railway, visited Yorkshire Air Museum and Sheffield Manor Lodge.

If you are interested in sampling Dore Probus Club you are welcome to come along to a meeting or two, no charge.   Either join a friend, or contact the Secretary as above.

Annual subscription is £40 for 2019 for usually 23 meetings, and includes tea or coffee and biscuits at every meeting.

Program of Talks:

(to August 2019)

14 March  Life in the Big House

28 March  Hotels in the Sky

11 April    Places of Worship of the World

25 April   The Man and the Hip. The Life of Sir John Charnley

9 May      Barbados: Bad Times, Good Times

23 May    The Cutler’s Company and the Assay Office: Sheffield’s Two Unique Companies

13 June    Laurel and Hardy

27 June    By Train to Mongolia

11 July      Women Inventors

25 July      La Superba

8 August   The Isle of Man TT Races

22 August Giants and Dwarfs, the Life and Death of Stars

Program of Visits:


7 February Silver Plate Restaurant

9 June        Mersey Ferry from Salford Keys to Liverpool (Group A)

23 June     Mersey Ferry from Salford Keys to Liverpool (Group B)

TBA           Trentham Gardens and Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent

TBA           Tatton Park, Knutsford

? October  Silver Plate Restaurant

9 December Christmas Lunch