Roger kicked off S10’s Probus 2021 with a fascinating talk about the development of The Brent  Oil field by a UK/Dutch joint venture comprising of Shell UK and Exxon Mobile. Roger qualified as a mechanical engineer and joined Shell in 1972 and after an apprenticeship in Holland went on to work on oil rigs around the world … Read more

The History of Water the Sheffield Reflection  Dr Jenny Stephenson – 2nd March 2020

Dr Jenny Stephenson is an active GP practising  at Stannington and author of three local history books covering medical history, pharmacy and now water gave us a most interesting talk this week. The talk was based on a book written by Dr Jenny Stephenson,  (see picture) recently published, which is an easily readable account of the … Read more

Funny Turns Returns Again  Dave Moylan 23rd December 2019 

Returning for the fourth time, Dave Moylan once again kept the assembled members of Stumperlowe Probus entertained and amused with his variety act of songs, magic and humour, old jokes and new. Dave gave an introduction to his long life in the entertainment industry predominantly as a drummer supporting many well known acts and comedians … Read more

Dawn Rose: Building a wooden horse drawn narrow boat for the Chesterfield Canal. John Lower 11th November 2019

    John who is a long standing volunteer in the Chesterfield Canal Trust was making a second visit to Probus having previously given a very informative talk on the work of the Trust in renovating the canal which runs for some 46 miles from West Stockwith on the River Trent to Chesterfield work which … Read more

Steel City (An Illustrated History of Sheffield’s Industries) – Prof Ian D Rotherham – 12th Aug 2019

Professor Ian Rotherham, of Sheffield Hallam University’s Department of the Natural and Built Environment, gave us an entertaining and informative talk on the history and development of Sheffield’s industries not restricted to cutlery and steel but also incorporating lost historic enterprises such as lead smelting, charcoal manufacture, clog making and glass manufacture. Ian was born … Read more