Woodbridge Probus Club


Welcome to Woodbridge Probus Club!

See our website – www.woodbridgeprobus.org.uk. We are always looking for new members. Contact: enquiries@woodbridgeprobus.org.uk.

Our meetings are now held at Woodbridge Golf Club. Our next meeting will be on Monday November 4th 2019 and the speaker will be Roy Dowding and he will tell us about East Anglian Vehicle Manufacturers.

Our New Venue at Woodbridge Golf Club

2019 Programme

DATE Talk Title/Other Speaker
7 January 19 2019 AGM
4 February 19 East Anglian One Edward Rees
4 March 19 Personal Manufacturing Steve Chalkley
1 April 19 Shingle Street: How It All Began Sarah Margittai
13 May 19 Shingle Street: The End of the Affair Sarah Margittai
3 June 19 Water for Food Peter Youngs
1 July 19 Ladies Summer Lunch
5 August 19 Gosford Peter Wain
2 September 19 Medals David Empson
7 October 19 Sutton Hoo Ship Project Brian Knibbs
4 November 19 East Anglian Vehicle Manufacturers R. Dowding
2 December 18 Ladies Christmas Lunch
6 January 20 2020 AGM

Ladies Christmas Lunch – 2018

On Monday 3rd December 2018 we held our annual Ladies Christmas Lunch. The Terrace Restaurant, Seckford  Golf Club was the venue and the Simon Jay and his staff provided us with an excellent meal and great great service.

‘Designing and building your own boat’ Talk

On August 7th 2017, Kim Fisher, a Woodbridge Probus member, gave a talk about an innovative boat that he designed and built over the past few years. Kim showed drawings and a 1 metre test model of the ‘crab claw rigged’ boat and discussed its novel construction. Videos were shown of its first few outings which are now on YouTube. The final boat can be seen sailing the River Deben.

Deben Yacht

On the 6th of November 2017 Paul Whiting of the Orwell Astronomical Society gave a talk on the nature of eclipses and some of his experiences as an eclipse chaser. He recounted some of the highlights (and occasional lowlights) of a few of his visits around the world, including such places as Australia, The Libyan desert, Siberia, the Arctic North, Indonesia, a Pacific coral atoll and this year’s trip to America. The next eclipse holiday is already booked to the Atacama Desert.

Eclipse Lecture 1 Martlesham Heath, 100 Groundbreaking Years.
On the 5th February 2018 the talk was given by Ian Read of MH100. In early 1917 the RFC established an airfield at Martlesham Heath. From then until WW2 it was the RAF R&D establishment. During WW2 it was an operational RAF and USAAF airbase, eventually closing in 1963. The GPO moved its R&D to what’s now BT Adastral Park in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Martlesham Heath ‘new’ village was developed in the 1970s/1980s. A busy 100 years for some former heathland!

MH100 Lecture

Recently retired or semi-retired? Come and join us as a guest and if you like us join as a member.  You can contact our chairman on enquiries@woodbridgeprobus.org.uk