Upminster & District
Probus Club

For Retired Professional and Business Men


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Ring Stephen on 01708 557690 or email lunch@upminsterprobus.com

before 6.00 p.m. on the Monday before the club meeting


If you are an after dinner speaker or have an interesting tale to tell or cause you would like to promote, please contact

Richard Saville


Deyncourt Ladies' Probus Club

Meets at the Deyncourt Gardens, Masonic Hall, every 3rd Wednesday.


Contact Janet Garrood

01708 225978



Retirement can come too early for many people who want and are able to remain active.  Probus clubs are organisations for men and women who have retired from their profession or business and want to maintain a social network with others who have similar interests.  Probus clubs were first formed, as an acronym for Pro(fessional) and Bus(iness), in the early 1920s in Saskatchewan, Canada, and in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Our club, which was founded in 1976, now has about 70 members and holds lunch meetings on the last Wednesday of every month – except December, when the meeting is on the third Wednesday – at the Cranleigh Restaurant, Hornchurch.  We meet at about 11.30 a.m. for a 12.00 start, when routine club business is conducted before a 12.30 p.m. lunch.  A three-course lunch is served, at a cost of 16.00 (including gratuities) after which there is normally a speaker.  Our talks cover a wide variety of interesting topics and the meetings close about 3 p.m.  A full list of meetings, speakers and topics is given in the above link “Meetings” and is also included in our Annual Club Handbook.

The annual subscription is 10 and the joining fee is 10 (which includes a Probus Badge and Name Badge).  Probus ties and other supplies can be ordered from Probus Magazine, or through the secretary.

During each year we have several organised ‘outings', which often include lunch, these days out are very popular with members and their families/friends and are competitively priced.  Details are shown in the above link “Outings” and are also included in the regular newsletters issued by our travel organisers.

In March each year we have a Ladies' Lunch.  This year's was on on Tuesday 12th March at The Top Meadow Golf Club. This is an excellent opportunity for members to entertain their wives/partners/friends for a social event with a three-course meal.

Although we have about 70 members at present, there is no waiting list and new members would be most welcome.  The first step to obtain membership is to contact our secretary, Barry Walsh, by telephone at 01708 703783 and leave a message or by email click here.

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