Click on Title to Expand…….

Thursday 27th April 2023 – Club Meeting – Speaker, Geoff Scargill who gave a presentation entitled ‘Elgar’.

Geoff explained in some detail Elgar’s life history and character and played extracts from Land of Hope and Glory and the Enigma Variations. A fascinating talk.

Wednesday 26th April – Bowls – Knutsford Rex Probus v Weaver Probus

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon the bowlers of Knutsford Rex Probus entertained their good friends from Weaver Probus. The Knutsford Bowling Club green was in tip top condition and with friendly rivalry and even more friendly banter all bowlers enjoyed an excellent sociable afternoon. It would be wrong to say the final score did not matter so for the record Rex came out on top by 75-49 points. However all went home still friends with a return to Weaver to look forward to in 2 weeks time.

Thursday 20th April – Walk – Pickmere Lake

A perfect coffee break by the lake.

Six walkers set out on a 4.5 mile walk from the Smoker Inn in Plumley in glorious weather. The walk proceeded across fields past the radio telescope to Pickmere Lake where coffee was partaken before returning to the pub where they were joined by other members for an enjoyable lunch.

Wednesday 19th April 2023 – Social – Visit to Gladstone Pottery and Potteries Museum & Art Gallery


In the morning the party visited the Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton where they were given a very informative guided tour.

During the 1960s when so many of the old pottery factories and bottle ovens were being demolished there was a group of local people, centred on the Trustees of the Cheddleton Flint Mill, who were interested in saving part of the traditional distinctive Stoke-on-Trent landscape. Many sites were considered but the Gladstone site was considered the best example of a medium sized typical potbank. When the factory was due to be demolished to make the site more attractive to purchasers, a local businessman, bought the site and transferred ownership to the Staffordshire Pottery Industry Preservation Trust to be run as a museum opening in 1974.

In the afternoon the group travelled a short distance to Hanley Potteries Museum and Art Gallery which houses a varied range of interesting exhibits. These include: the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver which was discovered by a metal detectorist in 2009; the Spitfire Gallery where we can see the Spitfire donated to the city in honour of its designer, locally born R J Mitchell; and an art gallery containing works from early 20th century painters such as the Camden Town School (which included Walter Sickert), and paintings from the Scottish Colourist movement.

Tuesday18th April 2023 – Bowls – Alderley Edge Probus v Knutsford Rex Probus


The competitive bowling season kicked off with a match against Alderley Edge Probus at Alderley Edge Park. A beautiful sunny spring morning was ideal for the game. It is nice to report that the Rex bowlers were in really top form and came away with a 82 points to 43 victory.

Thursday 13th April 2023 – Club Meeting – Speaker, Mr Andrew Rowe, who gave a talk entitled ‘Hancocks Half Hour’.

Andrew reminded members of Hancock’s undisputed mastery of situation comedy with many examples of recordings of BBC radio and television programmes in the 1950s and 1960s. His popularity was in no small measure due to the incomparable script writers of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and it was sad to see his decline when they refused to follow him to ITV who had offered Hancock more money. Hancock took his own life in June 1968 after one of his many states of depression.

Thursday 6th April 2023 – Walk – Poynton/Macclesfield Canal

Five members met at the Farmers Arms, Poynton for a circular walk around the environs of Poynton and the Macclesfield Canal. The route took them along School Lane before ascending the Princes coal incline to the Macclesfield Canal. After a short walk along the canal the group before descended down the Lady Pit Incline back to Poynton to complete the 5-mile walk. Being joined by two non-walkers a total of seven members enjoyed a delicious meal back at the Farmers Arms.