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Thursday 28th July 2022 – Club Meeting – Speaker who gave a talk entitled ‘Lucky Hitler’.

Geoff informed the Members that there were 42 attempts on Hitler’s life but none succeeded. He gave detailed information on 3 attempts: 1)  The top German generals, led by General Hans Oster, were against Hitler’s warmongering and they devised a plan to remove Hitler. However, Britain and France gave in to all Hitler’s demands and the increasing popularity of Hitler in Germany resulted in the collapse of the Generals’ plans. 2) A carpenter, Johann Elser placed a bomb primed to explode half way through a speech Hitler was due to give. However, due to weather conditions, Hitler brought forward the timing of his speech and left 20 minutes before the bomb exploded. 3) Claus von Stauffenberg attended a meeting with Hitler and other top generals. He placed his briefcase, containing a bomb, next to Hitler’s chair but someone else, on tripping over the case, moved it further away. Hitler was wounded but survived.

A lively discussion followed the talk.

Wednesday 27th July – Bowls – Knutsford Rex v Knutsford Rotary

The annual anticipated bowling match between the Rex and Rotary took place on the Warford Bowling Club green. The event is more of a social occasion to which all are invited. Although the match ended up with a 76-70 victory for Rex the evening was an undoubted success enjoyed by all. As Knutsford Rex was this years hosts Club Chairman John Beaumont thanked all players and guests with all now looking forward to next years event when Rotary will be the hosts.

Thursday 21st July 2022 – Walk – Anderton Boat Lift/River Weaver

The walk, about 5 miles, started at the Anderton boat lift going along the River Weaver into Marbury Park and back along the Trent and Mersey Canal back to the boat lift for lunch at the Stanley Arms. 

Wednesday 20th July 2022 – Bowls – Knutsford Rex v Weaverham Probus


Knutsford Rex bowlers were on a good run of form but all good things come to and end as they met their match at Owley Wood Bowling Club where they went down 59-79 to Weaverham Probus.

The game was played on a very dry green which was a great contrast to the Knutsford’s home turf. Still, the same for both teams as the saying goes.

Knutsford return to Weaverham in late August and they will be certainly out for revenge.

Thursday 14th July 2022 – Club Meeting – Speaker, Professor Ian Morison, who gave a talk entitled ‘Beauty in the Heavens’.

The talk encompassed the Aurora (or Northern Lights) and how and where they occurred. Also discussed were comets and eclipses of Sun and Moon. The enthusiastic talk was delivered with humour and accompanied with extraordinary photographs.

Wednesday 13th July 2022 – Bowls – Knutsford Rex Probus v Alderley Edge Probus


It wasn’t the rain that forced the bowlers under the umbrellas but the sun shining down on the Knutsford Bowling Club green.

The green in pristine condition was the venue for Knutsford Rex Probus hosting the visit of their friends from Alderley Edge Probus.

The match as usual in the fixtures is played in good sport although still competitive. Knutsford Rex are in a good run of form and on the day that form continued with Alderley Edge going down to Knutsford by 99 points to 68 points.

Wednesday 6th July 2022 – Bowls – Macclesfield 2 Probus v Knutsford Rex Probus


On a rather cloudy day the Siddington Village Hall bowling green weather could not deter from its splendour of one of the most picturesque greens in the area. Knutsford Rex bowlers look forward each season to meeting their friends from from Macclesfield 2 Probus in what is a friendly but competitive fixture. At the interval Knutsford built up a commanding lead from which the Macclesfield bowlers could not recover in the second half.  The final score was 103 points to 71 in favour of Knutsford but as usual the result,  although important, was not the prime objective of an enjoyable afternoon on the green.