Painswick Probus Club last met on 4 Mar 2020, when the programme was suspended due to the covid-19 pandemic. The programme will resume as soon as conditions and legislation permit, with due regard for the particular vulnerability of the majority of members to the disease. It seems unlikely that routine meetings will be possible before Jan 2021.
Painswick Probus Club was formed in 1990, with the objective to provide a regular meeting point for retired professional and business persons residing in Painswick and the surrounding villages. It also provides the opportunity to socialise with others in similar circumstances.
The Club is run by the members for the members.
Some 50 members enjoy the Club’s activities and new members are always welcome.
We meet every fortnight on Wednesdays at Beacon Hall, in the Painswick Centre, where coffee is served at 10 o’clock. The meetings commence at 10.30 a.m. and last about 1½ hours. Speakers are engaged on a wide range of interesting topics and questions are taken afterwards. The programme of meetings and other events may be seen under “Diary” menu on this website.
A report is usually submitted after each meeting and is posted in full on this website for the information of absentees. A much abbreviated version of the appears in The Painswick Beacon to advertise the Club and attract new members.
Visits are arranged annually to a place of interest. In recent years visits have included the Bletchley Park, RAF Cosford, the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben, SS Great Britain, Gatcombe Court, and Jaguar cars. We have also cruised on the Waverley paddle steamer and enjoyed a canal boat trip on the river Avon. A list of past visits will be aadded to the website in due course.
A Ladies Summer Luncheon and a Christmas Dinner, also with the ladies, are held annually at a suitably prestigious local establishment.
New members and visitors are warmly welcome. If you are interested in attending a meeting or joining the club please contact a Committee Member. The annual subscription is £45. The membership application form may be printed for manual completion and submission.
There is no joining fee.
Yew Trees at Painswick
Painswick churchyard is famous for its abundance of yew trees which are immaculately kept. This maintenance costs a great deal and an ingenious scheme has been devised by the town fathers to raise that money. Each yew tree can be sponsored for a fee.
We at Painswick Probus have dug deep and sponsored one of the trees – here it is, No. 42! Look closely and you will see a small placard on most of the trees naming the sponsor.