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Thursday 28th June 2024 – Club Meeting – Speaker Roger Devonside who gave a talk ‘The Incredible Levitating Wing Walker’ and the ‘UK Wing Walking Champion’.

Roger gave an interesting, informative, entertaining and very anecdotal talk, laced with a good deal of his native Scouse wit. He confirmed that wing walking gives you the best view ever from an aeroplane and all for only £500 a time. Roger described how he had first come across wing walking at an airshow at RAF Valley when watching the Super Aerobatics Team and how he took up the pastime to raise money for various charities, including hospitals, hospices and SPACE, a charity for disabled children, raising over £1m from this and other activities.

Thursday 14th June – Club Meeting – Speaker Rob Mason whose subject was “More Songs & Humour”. 

Rob’s performance was that of a folk singer and raconteur telling stories mainly about growing up in the North, the joys of childhood and the accents of this part of the country. Every story led eventually to a song with Rob accompanying himself on the guitar and the audience doing its best to join in the chorus. Rob is a fine performer and this was a very entertaining morning.

Wednesday 12th June 2024 – Bowls – Fulshaw Wilmslow Probus v Knutsford Rex

They say revenge is best served up cold. Well not today but revenge was administered on an unusually pleasant warm afternoon for what so far had been a poor summer. 

The green was in in perfect condition but was particularly quick and the club bowlers for Wilmslow knew how to take advantage of the challenging crown.

So by the end of the match Wilmslow Fulshaw did get their revenge by 85 to 68 points. As for Knutsford, they took the defeat gracefully.

Tuesday 11th June 2024 – Summer Lunch at Knutsford Golf Club

The Summer Lunch held at Knutsford Golf Club was a great success with a good meal and a convivial atmosphere though the attendance of 30 was lower than in previous years. Thanks to Roy Conchie and Ken Ackroyd for organising such a good event.

Thursday 6th June 2024 – Walk – Goyt Valley (Disley/New Mills)


The Group along the New Mills Millennium Bridge

Roy Conchie led a gang of four on an excellent 5-mile walk along the Goyt Valley.  Even though the group had to suffer a torrential down pour of 5 to 10 minutes early on spirits were not dampened, as the sun was soon shining again.  The walk commenced at Hagbank near Disley beside the Peak Forest Canal, which we crossed through a lovely rainforest brought alive by birdsong, descending into the spectacular Goyt Valley where the river wound its way through Mousley Bottom past Knathole Mill and into a deep vertical sided valley at Torr Top.  A location where our 18th and 19th century forefathers had managed to squeeze in a cotton mill and criss-cross the valley with some magnificent viaducts. For those into industrial heritage they were certainly over-dosing.  Members returned along the tow path of the Peak Forrest Canal past the Swizzles Factory noted for its “Love Hearts” sweets..

It must be said that despite the best efforts of workers to block the walkers access/egress with road works and to block the route with tree felling Roy did a great job getting everyone past and around these tribulations.