Category: Previous Meetings

  • January 2024

    January 2024

    The 493rd meeting of Henley Probus Club was held at Badgemore Park on Tuesday, 9th January 2024. The Chairman bid everyone best wishes for 2024 and then welcomed 3 visitors to the meeting. The Treasurer updated the members on the Club’s finances at end 2023. This was followed by updates on the forthcoming Social events…

  • November 2023

    November 2023

    The 491st meeting of Henley Probus Club was held at Badgemore Park on Tuesday, 14th November 2023. This month’s guest speaker was Graham Twemlow, a decorative arts historian who presented a talk entitled “Your Country Needs You – Propaganda Posters of WWI and WWII”. Graham’s extensive materials presented many of the colourful posters used during…

  • October 2023

    October 2023

    The 490th meeting of Henley Probus Club was held at Badgemore Park on Tuesday, 10th October 2023. This month’s guest speaker was Graham Horn who presented a talk on the Kennet & Avon Canal, which included some period photos that illustrated the decay and poor condition of the canal, when the restoration work commenced. He explained…

  • September 2023

    September 2023

    The 489th meeting of Henley Probus Club was held at Badgemore Park on Tuesday, 12 September 2023. The chairman briefed the club on the social events that were in the planning stage to include an outing to the Mill at Sonning in January and a visit to the Medical History Museum at the Royal Berkshire…

  • August 2023

    August 2023

    The 488th Meeting of Henley Probus Club was held at Badgemore Park on August 8, 2023. The Chairman and Treasurer summarised the current status of the club membership and the financial and charity status. This month’s guest speaker was Mike Willoughby who talked about “Remembering the Men of Henley-on-Thames who died in two World Wars”.…

  • June 2023

    June 2023

    The 486th Meeting of Henley Men’s Probus Club was held at Badgemore Park on June 13th, 2023. This month’s guest speaker was Mike Payne who spoke about ‘A History of the Pinewood Studios’. The studio is located near Denham in Bucks, and was built in the former gardens of Hetherden Hall, but now extended well…

  • May 2023

    May 2023

    The 43rd Annual General Meeting and the 485th Meeting of Henley Probus Club was held at Badgemore Park on May 9, 2023. The Chairman circulated his annual report and emphasised that, as we move forward, a key issue for the incoming Chairman and his committee. would be to fill the vacant positions of Vice Chairman…

  • April 2023

    April 2023

    The 484th Meeting was held at Badgemore Park on the 11th April 2023. The guest speaker this month was Professor Dan Remenyi, who gave a fascinating presentation on “What will the AI-Chatbot really do for us? Making sense of New Technology”. Dan explained that a Chatbot refers to a computer system which communicates in everyday…

  • March 2023

    March 2023

    The 483rd Meeting was held at Badgemore Park on the 14th February 2023. The guest speaker this month was John Brearley, who gave a presentation on The Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Arts & Crafts Movement. The backdrop of the Exhibition was the UK, then with a population of some 16 million people which…

  • February 2023

    February 2023

    The 482nd Meeting was held at Badgemore Park on the 14th February 2023. The Chairman welcomed the guest speaker and visiting guests to the meeting, and reports were provided to the meeting by the Chairman, Treasurer and Fellowship Secretary. The guest speaker was Patrick Heathcote Amery who is Production Director of the Nettlebed Creamery, based…