5th Feb 2024 – Going Full Cycle, the life of Brian – Brian Cookson OBE

Brian Cookson, the man who rescued British Cycling and then spent four years tackling the drugs problem which threatened to engulf the sport at world level, lifted the lid on the politics of international sport for Stumperlowe Probus Club’s latest presentation. His talk was entitled “Going Full Cycle – the life of Brian,” which will … Read more

The Carding Shed – Fri 1st Dec 2023

A party of ten ‘petrolheads’ from the club, including chairman Dick Birks, enjoyed a trip to the Oil Can Café and classic car museum in the Carding Shed near Holmfirth last Friday (1st December). After a ‘full English’ brunch they were able to browse the big collection of wall-mounted automobilia and admire the display of … Read more

18th Sept 2023 – The only man who could lose the war in an afternoon – Dr J.H.F. Smith

John Smith was an eminent pathologist before his retirement – a consultant gynaecological histopathologist and cytopathologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – but has had a lifelong interest in naval warfare. Probably to the relief of most of those present, he chose the latter as his subject when he agreed to come and … Read more

Social Bowls Evening – Thurs 10th Aug 2023

Not so much a visit, unless you regard the bowlers’ clubhouse next door to the main Fulwood Sports Club building as a destination in its own right, but we had a very enjoyable social bowls evening, followed by a pie and pea supper in the main bar, on one of the warmest and sunniest evenings … Read more