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REX PROBUS CLUB SOCIAL EVENTS PROGRAMME 2022

COACH TRIP TO SEE “PRIVATE LIVES” BY NOEL COWARD: MATINEE PERFORMANCE AT THE LOWRY THEATRE ON WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2022

 

Now that Rex is up and running again after the last 18 months of gloom, let’s treat ourselves to Noël Coward’s gloriously entertaining “Private Lives”! This famous show will be arriving at the Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays next February, and although it’s only there for a few days, we’ve been fortunate to secure some good Centre-Stalls seats for the Matinee on Wednesday 16th February. This is just the show to banish the winter blues!

This is a much-loved favourite, featuring two very well-known stars: Nigel Havers, ever suave and thoroughly charming, plays the role taken by Noël Coward himself in the original production in 1930, while the Olivier Award-winning Patricia Hodge, one of the country’s most loved actresses, plays his ex-wife. This is the play in which two newly-married couples find themselves on honeymoon on the French Riviera, when their ex-partners turn up next-door on an adjoining balcony! Their initial horror quickly evaporates and soon they are sharing cocktails. Who knows what the future holds for them now…?

Following on from our successful trips to see “Brief Encounter” in 2018 and “The Mousetrap” in 2019, join this trip by Mercedes coach arriving in style in time for the Matinee performance. To allow sufficient time for a leisurely trip, with time to purchase drinks and snacks in the theatre prior to Curtain-up at 2pm, we plan to board the coach at Knutsford Sports Club in Mereheath Lane at about noon. You can also purchase drinks, ice-creams and snacks in the interval. The show is expected to end at about 4.30pm, so given a fair wind we should be back in Knutsford shortly after 6pm.

The total price per person is expected to be £46.00, which includes the coach hire, a tip for the driver and your ticket which is discounted courtesy of our Group Booking. I have reserved 25 tickets, but the Lowry will only hold these for a limited time, so I need your booking as soon as possible, please, by replying to this email. I do hope you and your Partner (as applicable) will be able to join us.

First come, first served! If I get more applications than the current 25 seats that I’ve booked, I will look into purchasing more, though the longer I leave this, the less good the seats may be! So speed is of the essence!

Let me know if you would like to join us as soon as possible, please. You will then need to pay Terry Parkinson £46 per person, before Friday 24th September, at the latest.

Note: Currently this event is fully subscribed but members should contact Richard Fenby as he may have spaces on the trip as time passes.

WEDNESDAY 9TH MARCH 2022 1:30PM

A visit to Macclesfield for guided tours of both Paradise Mill and the Silk Museum.

Industrial Heritage, Local History, Textiles, Fashion.

Something for everyone with Tea and Cakes.

All for just £17.

Macclesfield Silk Museum and Paradise Mill are situated adjacent to each other on Park Lane in the heart of Macclesfield.

Paradise Mill was built in the 1860’s and from about 1890 it was dedicated to hand loom weaving of the finest silk on 19th century Jacquard looms. After its closure in the 1980’s the mill and the machinery were restored to show how they would have been in the early part of the last century. The guided tour includes an introduction to the history of the silk industry in Macclesfield and a working demonstration of the 19th century hand looms producing fine silk cloth.

Macclesfield Silk Museum tells the whole story of Macclesfield as a silk town from the earliest days of silk button making up to its heyday in the first half of the 20th century as one of the leading places for the manufacture of silk cloth. The museum is full of artefacts, textiles and machinery from all periods and is also at present running a special exhibition “Macc Stripe” of recently restored silk fabric and silk dresses from the 1920’s to the 1940’s.

The visit will be using own cars and there are two public car parks within a two minute walk of the museum and mill.

The Silk Museum is fully accessible and has a lift however Paradise Mill has no lift and access is via a staircase of about 47 steps spread over 3 flights with landings.

Tea/Coffee and cakes will be served in the Museum.

MEMBERS SHOULD SIGN THE EVENT LIST AT THE CLUB MEETING OR CONTACT JERRY BENTLEY.

DELUXE AFTERNOON TEA AT KNUTSFORD GOLF CLUB FROM 3PM TO 5PM ON FRIDAY 6TH MAY 2022

 

After the tedium of Winter Covid comes ….. our Deluxe Prosecco Afternoon Tea Party, postponed from January to its new date of Friday 6th May. After all, as Henry James said, ‘There are few hours in life more agreeable than the time dedicated to the ceremony known as Afternoon Tea.’

We love everything about this very English favourite – a glass of chilled sparkling Prosecco, a selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches, freshly-baked scones with cream and jam, cakes, and cups of delicious tea or coffee. All this for just £17.00 per person. So go on, treat your nearest and dearest and spoil yourselves with our Probus Deluxe Afternoon Tea at Knutsford Golf Club on Friday 6th May, from 3pm to 5pm! Invite Probus Widows and Supplementary List Members, too! As seems only appropriate for a proper Probus Afternoon Tea, the Dress Code will be Smart Casual.

 If you would like to join us this year, please complete the Sign-up Sheet as soon as possible, and pay Terry no later than Friday 8th April.