The Totnes Probus Club is part of worldwide network of similar clubs which cater normally for retired and semi-retired business and professional men. Its aim is to promote fellowship and discussion on matters of common interest but to be non-sectarian and non-political.
Probus meets on the mornings of the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, excluding July and August, at the Totnes Boating Association Clubhouse, Steamer Quay Road, Totnes. Parking at meetings is convenient, as the TBA Clubhouse has a pay-and-display public car park 100 metres away. At certain times of the year, when boats are afloat, free parking is available in the TBA boatpark nearby. Currently, members pay an annual fee of £25 and £3 at each meeting they attend.
Members gather from 0945 for coffee, followed at 1030 by the meeting proper which includes a talk by an invited speaker on an interesting topic. The meetings end by 1200, at which time those who wish, retire to a local inn or a golf club for lunch.
Recent talks have been on Nuclear Regulation, DNA, Modern Piracy, The River Dart, Magistrates at Work, , Antiques, Conmen, Devon Inns, Trinity House, Paignton Zoo, Concorde, HMS Hood, Saucy Postcards, Spies etc.
The Club also arranges visits to interesting venues. In the past, these have included a working Magistrates Court, Coach & Bus Museum, Postal Sorting Office, Water Treatment Works, Railway Workshop, Met. Office, Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, HMS Ocean and the Fleet Air Arm Museum
Although meetings are held in Totnes, the membership is drawn from the local area, with approximately half living in Stoke Gabriel. The members have interesting and diverse backgrounds, such as engineering, medicine, the services, teaching, banking, science, flying and business.
All meeting are friendly and informal. New members and guests are always welcome and should either contact the President (see below) or just turn up on the day. For more information please visit our website:
President and Treasurer
Tony Taylor 01803 782069