STOP PRESS! – Latest news – Tues 16th April 2024

We regret to announce that our member Terry Peasegood passed away this morning (Tues 16th April) after a long period of illness at the age of 82. Funeral details will be announced when known. The club sends its condolences to Terry’s wife Margaret and their children Helena, Jonathan and Robert.

Stumperlowe Probus had a groundbreaking meeting on Monday, 25th March, when for the first time our speaker was ‘Zoomed’ on to the large screen at Fulwood Sports Club for a live audience of 47 members and guests to enjoy a fascinating presentation on the Lodge Moor Prisoner of War camp.

Our speaker was Bob Moore, Professor Emeritus of 20th Century European History at Sheffield University, who was talking to us from his home in South Oxfordshire. Prof Moore detailed the international importance of Lodge Moor during two World Wars.

Our chairman, Dick Birks, introduced Prof Moore, who also took many questions from the floor, and it proved a highly successful experiment thanks to the work put in by our IT expert Stephen Lumb and other members of the committee. Although we had speakers via Zoom during the lockdown days, when members were viewing individually on their home computers, this took technology a stage further with a camera and microphone strategically placed in the clubhouse which enabled Prof Moore to interact with the whole audience.

John Hopkins’s blog on the presentation is now published under Previous Talks, as is Graeme Beck’s blog on our latest talk on 1960s Motor Sport and the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The club’s annual general meeting will be held at Fulwood Sports Club on Mon 29th April (10am for 10.30am start). Members are reminded that subscriptions for the year 2024-25 become due on the date of the AGM.

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