Luncheons and Speakers


The Probus Club of Yeovil meets at The Quicksilver Mail pub, Hendford Hill, Yeovil BA20 2RG – normally on the second Monday of each month (except when this coincides with a bank holiday).


8th JanuaryMy life on the bench – tales of a retired magistrateJohn Darwood
12th FebruaryJoseph to Goliath Westlands’ Giant Helicopter Project – Plans to build a giant helicopter in 1952 powered rotor tip mounted pulse jets.Joseph Lewis
11th MarchMusical Musings– Miranda will relate her observations on shipwrecks, stalkers, spring cleaning, horrors of holidays, punting and many other things interspersed by songMiranda Pender
8th AprilSpeedway – Riding sideways – the history, the bikes and the adrelanlin fuelled meeingsRichard Hutley
13th MayThe Jurrasic Coast fronm the Sea – a journey in stunning photographs of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage SiteSteve Belasco
10th JuneCuster’s Last Stand – an account of General Custer’s disastarous last stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn and its legacyJames Porter
8th JulyRoyal Shenanigans in the Gergian Era – an insight into the promiscuous Georgians and their Royal Court.Mike Rendell
12th AugustLegion VIII – The Lost Legion – The evidence, fiction and fables surrounding the dissapearance of this Roman legion, probably in northern Britain.John Smith
9th SeptemberNursery Rymes – the Hidden History – How some of theseare based on real persons or historical events and some are much older than they seem.Brian Wright
14th OctoberSir Isaac Newton – the life and works of this atronomer, physcist and engineerBud Budzyenski
11th NovemberAGM
9th DecemberRaising the Standard – Flags of the World – a history of flags and banners, concentrationg on national and maritme aspects, including the Union Jack and Stars & StripesLt Col Dick Taylor