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).


9th JanuaryYeovil Gloving Industry – the history of Yeovil’s oldest manafacturing industryJohn Lewis
13th FebruaryLifting the Lid – an amusing story of her ancestory interspaced with songsMiranda Pender
13th MarchThe Battle of Sedgemore – an account of the Monmouth Rebellion and the last battle fought on English soil.James Porter
17th AprilSomerset Road SafetyNeil Sedgwick
15th MayNine Springs Radio – an insight into Yeovil’s local radio stationSteve Haig
12th JuneAndrew Crosse – pioneering Somerset scientist Brian Wright
10th JulyGalileo – the life and works of the astronomer, physicist and egineerBud Budzyenski
14th AugustHistory of the Orient Express – from the origins of this long distance luxury passenger train to today.Roger Ellis
11th SeptemberOperation Pedestal – the convoy that relieved Malta and changed the course of the war in the Mediterranean in 1942David Parsons
9th OctoberAnn Widecombe – her life and storyAnn Widecombe
13th NovemberAGM
12th DecemberTravels in Japan – an account of many visits and an insight into their cultureTom Stokes