Keynsham and Saltford Probus Club

Founded in May 1974 when it was possible to have a three-course hotel dinner for 95p, pay 14.5p for a pint of beer, stay at a B and B for £2.50 or travel on a British Rail coastline express excursion to Penzance for £1.45 (optional coach to St Ives and Land’s End 40p extra). This year we celebrate our 50th Anniversary with a special lunch on Friday 28th June!

There have been many changes in the first five decades of the club but it remains committed to serving well the interests of retired and semi-retired professional and business men in the area, between the cities of Bristol and Bath.

The club meets monthly – usually on the fourth Friday – for lunch and a talk by a guest speaker, at Saltford Golf Club.  Partners are invited to attend four times a year, and also to join in at coffee mornings, held on the second Friday of each month, and to support a wide variety of social events during the year.

Chris Primrose and Robin Dixon (with his badge of office around his neck) shake hands.

Presidents past and present

A busy social committee organises half-day and full-day trips to places of interest and visits to theatres;  the programme has included theatres at Cardiff, Salisbury, Newbury, Bath and Bristol.

The club president for 2023-2024 is Robin Dixon, shown on the right of the photo receiving his regalia from Chris Primrose, the club president from 2021 to 2023.


The club secretary is Derek Francis, tel. 0117 986 4958.  If you are already a member of a Probus club in another district but preparing to move to our area you would be welcome to join us: please contact our membership secretary, Owen Cole, tel. 0117 986 4312.


Next meetings:

Friday 23 February. Andrew Stainer, A History of Saltford in 20 Objects

Friday 22 March. Fair Trade and Climate Justice

Friday 26 April. Annual General Meeting

Friday 28 June. 50th Anniversary Celebration

Upcoming Visits:

Friday 19 April. A Walk in Bath – The Great Man on the Hill

Saturday 20 April. Sleeping Beauty  at Bristol Hippodrome