25th March 2024 – The International Role of a PoW Camp in Two World Wars – Prof Bob Moore

Our speaker Bob Moore, Professor Emeritus of 20th Century European history at Sheffield University, who spoke to us via Zoom from his home in Oxfordshire. Bob started by explaining how, before 1918, Redmires/Lodge Moor had been used as an exercise and summer camp location for local militia from the 1860s, including the Sheffield City Battalion … Read more

18th March 2024 – The history of Bishops’ House, Meersbrook, Sheffield – Ken Dash

Steeped in history and full of charm, Bishops’ House is both a museum and Sheffield’s best preserved timber framed building. Ken Dash, upon retirement as an archaeologist, developed an interest in the building and is now a Trustee of The Friends of Bishops’ House. Bishops’ House is one of only four oak-framed half-timbered houses left … Read more

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