For the Year 2018

The Programme of the current Events for the year including Trips, Hikes, Photography, Theatre Visits, Pub Lunches, etc, is shown below . Contact the Organiser for more information and bookings.

Upcoming Events

16 November 2018. Quiz Evening.

At St. John’s Church Hall, Stoneleigh Park Road, Stoneleigh. KT19 0QR
£10 per person which includes Fish & Chip Supper.
Please bring your own Beverages. Wine glasses will be available.
Teams of 8 are preferred but smaller teams can join up. Prizes for the winning team.
Please include the names of your team’s members.

Contact Roger at

21 November 2018. Postal Museum.

The tour starts at 11.00 and lunch is at 13.45. The cost per person including lunch is £30 and the visit includes a ride on the underground delivery trains. If you plan to attend, please identify your name(s) with the selected lunch by 20th September. Payment is required by 3rd October.

Meet either at the Museum at 15-20 Phoenix Street WC1X 0DA at 10.45, or at Waterloo Station at 10.15, and then via the 341 bus to Rosebury Avenue, Theobold Road bus stop with 2 minute walk to Museum.

Select lunch from the menu below and forward to Roger at the email address below.

1.Toulouse Sausages and Homemade Mashed potatoes With onion gravy and salad
2.Traditional Fish & Chips With tartare sauce & mushy peas
3.Homemade Seasonal Vegetarian Quiche With a garden salad
A. Dame Blanche Vanilla ice cream with Belgian chocolate sauce
B. Chocolate Eclairs Served with Belgian chocolate sauce
C. Fruit Salad Topped with whipped vanilla cream
Coffee & Tea With cookies

Contact Roger at

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 12:00pm
Lunch at LA FAMILIA Ewell Village
2 courses and coffee at £18.00 per head including service charge for either starter and main course plus coffee or main course and dessert plus coffee. Drinks extra.
Champiñones con Ajo: Crispy breaded mushrooms served with an Aioli dip
Bocarone: Crispy White Bait served with Tartar Sauce & Salad Garni
Queso Empanado: Breaded camembert pieces served with cranberry sauce
Jamon con Melo: Fresh melon pieces served with Iberico Ham
Aguacate Vinagreta: Mezzo avocado dressed with home-made vinaigrette
Antigua: Pan fried veal dressed with a wine, herbs, tomato and capers reduction served with fresh vegetables and sautéed potatoes
Pollo con Crema: breast of chicken dressed with a creamy mushroom Sauce served with fresh vegetables & sautéed potatoes
Limo: Sea Bass fillet dressed with a light Lemon & peeled prawn reduction served with fresh vegetables & sautéed potatoes
Bisteca a la Planch: Sirloin Steak served with grilled vine tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms & house fries
Pimenton: Fresh Spanish Piquillo Peppers filled with cream cheese and spinach dressed with a creamy tomato sauce served with saffron infused rice
Cheese Cake of the Day; Panna Cotta dressed with wild berries; Chocolate Mousse; Dessert of the Day

Contact Roger at

February 2019 Visit to Goldsmiths Hall, Bow Bells Church, College of Heraldry.
Date in February TBA.
Contact Roger at eventsorganiser1@ewellprobus

March 2019 Theatre visit to The Mysterious Case of the Dog in the Night.
Date in March TBA.
Contact Roger at eventsorganiser1@ewellprobus

April 2019 Coach Trip to Penshurst Place ort Chiswick House.
Date in April TBA.
Contact Roger at eventsorganiser1@ewellprobus

May 2019 Visit to Leonardsleigh Gardens to see Camellias and Rhododendrons.
Date in May TBA.
Contact Roger at eventsorganiser1@ewellprobus

June 2019 Canal Trip Guildford Way
Date in June TBA.
Contact Roger at eventsorganiser1@ewellprobus

Past Events

28 June 2018 Day TBA. Ranmore Common & Polesden Lacey
Meet at Ranmore Common NT car park at 10:30, Ranmore Road, at 10:30, (OS Explorer map 146, GR142504, Surrey Street Atlas P114 C1). Approach from Dorking, CP is at the top of the hill, on the left. A circular walk of 4.5 miles around the Polesden Lacey estate, through Ranmore Woods then crossing estate fields near the House, returning to the CP via a short length of the North Downs Way. Coffee stop, if required or determined by the weather, at the café near the entrance (no entrance intended to the house or formal garden). Walking through undulating country, nothing difficult, along well-defined bridle-ways or permissive estate footpaths, pace to ensure all can keep-up. However boots recommended, and please be ready for whatever the English climate brings. After walking, I suggest we go to the Stepping Stones pub for a light lunch/snack. Visitors/ wives/partners welcome, as are any other Probus members minded to give us a try. Contact Malcolm at

22 June 2018. Visit to Tower Bridge.
Meet at 10.45 at the North West Tower. The visit will take about 1 hour and includes the Mortuary, which is unique to the Bridge. The cost per person is £12. Please pay the Treasurer, , in June.
Lunch is at the Fullers Pub: The Hung Drawn and Quartered, which is close to the Tower of London.
After lunch, there are optional visits to City Hall or Borough Market.
Contact Roger at

17 July 2018. Lunch at Il Capricio on High Street Ewell.
Meet at 12.30 in restaurant. Charge £15 each. Contact Roger at

3 September 2018. From Albury to Chilworth Gunpowder works and back. 4.5 miles.
Meet at Albury Sports Ground at 10:30. O.S. Explorer map145, G.R. Ref.059469, or Surrey Street Atlas P132 D2. The entrance is at the intersection of New Rd., and Park Rd. Parking currently free.
Directions:- from Dorking, take the A25 west, by-passing Shere, towards Silent Pool. Turn left on to the A248 (signposted Albury). At the first 90 degree bend to the right, carry straight on by taking the lane facing you, continue straight on for km until you meet the junction with Park Rd. The sports ground is on the right.
A generally easy walk across gently undulating countryside, but with one short ascent (a bit steep).We will pass through Albury (possible coffee stop), then follow the picturesque Tilling Bourne valley, passing the lakes and restored Albury Mill before crossing fields to reach the Chilworth Gunpowder Mill which we can explore.
Guildford Borough Council have created a park featuring the remains of the Middle Mill, and at the same time creating a conservation area. There is a picnic site where we can take a break, and there are a number of information points where usually there are pamphlets available. The overall site dates from the early 17th century, being established by the East India Company as a market for Saltpetre which it shipped from India, for the production of Gunpowder (used in the Civil War). Peak production was from 1880 onward, particularly in the first world war. All production ceased in 1920.
We will return across fields from which we will have a constant view of the North Downs.
After, I suggest we stop for lunch/snack in Shere, or at the Henry VIII in Little London which has recently been re-furbished while respecting the old internal features. Visitors,wives,and partners welcome.
Contact Malcolm at

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