Stop Press — Latest news — 17th March 2019

items to note please:

  • Death of Stan Hirst and funeral arrange­ments
  • Talk details
  • Blog writers recruited
  • Wentworth Woodhouse visit — 20th March 

Stan Hirst — it is with great sad­ness that we report the death of our member and good friend Stan Hirst who died yes­ter­day — 13th March — after a short stay in hos­pital. Stan, though small in stature was big in heart, and took an active role in the club being a blog writer and assist­ing with visits.  Meanwhile our thoughts are with his wife Enid, and family.

The funeral will be a crema­tion at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium,  Periwood Lane, Sheffield S8 0HP,  on Tuesday 26 March at 15:30 hrs  and, after­wards, an after­noon tea and recep­tion  at The Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow.

Enid wishes to know who will be return­ing to The Norfolk Arms so that the cor­rect number can be catered for. At the request of our Vice Chairman, Glyn Davies, please advise him if you intend to be at the Norfolk Arms for after­noon tea, by mail at:  (If you pre­vi­ously advised Tim Caley please do NOT now advise Glyn or there will be double count­ing)


Next talk will be:

18 March “Britain & Germany: the war at sea – part  2″            Peter Stubbs

Note! — This is the second part of a two-part talk so don’t miss it! You’ll find out who won! Peter is an excel­lent speaker and is not to be missed.

Blog writers now recruited!

We are pleased to wel­come Graeme Beck and Phil Morrell, both rel­at­ively new mem­bers, to our panel of blog writers. They will be join­ing our eight other blog­gers in review­ing our weekly talks and present­a­tions, start­ing when the cur­rent rota comes to an end in May.”

Wentworth Woodhouse

The pro­posed visit on Wed 20th March to Wentworth Woodhouse, the Grade 1 listed stately home which boasts the longest facade of any coun­try house in England, is prov­ing very pop­u­lar with mem­bers and guests. The cost will be £18 per head, or £10 for National Trust mem­bers. If you have not already signed up for this trip, please do so at the meet­ing on Mon 21st January, when club sec­ret­ary Graham Snowdon will be accept­ing pay­ments (cheques only, pay­able to Stumperlowe Probus Club). If you are paying the lower entrance fee for National Trust mem­bers, it is essen­tial that you have a valid NT mem­ber­ship card in your pos­ses­sion on the day.