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Club member Scott Martin stepped into the breach  at the last meeting when the official speaker  pulled out at short notice because of illness. Scott based his talk on the building of the new Wembley Stadium and as a member of the Board, he gave details of the difficulties encountered, its cost overruns and late delivery before, showing the world class multi-use stadium that eventually emerged.
He had a number of pictures of the stadium under construction and a remarkable video showing how the stadium can cater for a football match one evening and a music entertainment the next, setting up the facilities needed for an event on the pitch.
The  bowls season finished on a high note with a victory over Atherton Probus by 64-61, their ninth win of the season in 25 matches. Ken Ackroyd beat Jim Flett in the final of the annual bowls handicap competition winning 11-2.
The fist winter Bridge and Supper event will take place on Friday October 20 at Knutsford Golf Club, where the golfers meet Tatton Probus on October 12.
The Club holiday next year will be in York from Sunday September 23 to Friday September 28.
As a young boy, Ray Jackson had a dream to work with wild life. It didn’t look like becoming a fact of life  for many years as he worked in a Crewe Engineering  firm. But he became frustrated with the boring job  and when he got the chance he took redundancy  and set out to achieve his dream.
It did not come easily, however, and it was a couple of years before he got the chance to work with voluntary staff at the Lower Moss Nature Reserve  Animal Hospital which was funded mainly by donations. Mr Jackson stuck at it and eventually he was able, thanks to the generosity of a Scottish lady he had never met to turn the ramshackle wooden shed hospital into a new purpose-built  hospital for wild animals. The Scottish woman who had heard of his efforts from a friend left Ray £150,000 in total to achieve his dream.
Now he treats all types of wild animals who are in need of hospitalisation and also provides educational visits  for school children teaching them about wild life and what the hospital  can do for the animals. His efforts have been acknowledged  nationally  and he has been awarded the MBE. Mr Jackson also gives talks  on the hospital which is not open to the public and Knutsford Rex Probus members were most appreciative  of his engaging manner at their last meeting.
Richard Fenby gave advance notice of a new social event planned for Tuesday January 16 – a luxury afternoon tea at the Brasserie Blanc while Bob Flint announced a Bowls Dinner at the Dunn Cow on November 22.
The Discussion  Group will meet on November 7, when the topic will be “Infrastructure” while the  indoor winter bowling will get under way  at the Owley Wood  Club in Weaverham  on Wednesday November 22 and Wednesday December 13 with matches starting at 10.30.