Northfleet & District PROBUS Club

Regular Hall User - Northfleet & District PROBUS Club


PROBUS is a non-political, non-sectarian and non–racial organisation. Club members are retired or semi-retired from diverse walks of life. Clubs are run independently by the members on a non-profit making basis and aim to provide their members with opportunities to meet regularly and socially for exchange of views and enjoyment of common interests. Selected speakers are arranged to provide a wide spectrum of interests for the Members.

There are four luncheons a year arranged for members to bring their wives/partners, and one morning per year is designated a “Ladies Day” for the wives/partners to hear a special speaker. The male only PROBUS CLUB meets alternate Tuesdays at Shorne Village Hall, at 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

The members pay £15 Annual Subscription and £5 at each meeting which includes coffee and biscuits and a free raffle for a bottle of wine before the main event. The Social Secretary plans coach trips to many and varied interesting places throughout the year and these are very popular. The Northfleet & District PROBUS Club is actively recruiting new members, if you would like a friendly interesting morning once a fortnight please contact the Club Secretary (see across). You will be made very welcome and be able to catch up with old friends.


What’s on at the PROBUS Club

Shorne Saints

Speaker: Christoph Bull

Northfleet Docks

Speaker: Frank Turner

Essex Thameside Railways

Speaker: Bob Poole

Life upon a Wicked Stage

Speaker: Wilf Lower

Ladies Invitation

St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne (visit)

Speaker: Christoph Bull

St Peter & St Paul Church, Shorne (visit), including Wives/Partners.

Spring Luncheon

Arrive 12.30pm for 1.00pm lunch

‘A Talk’

Speaker: Chris McCooey

My Life

Speaker: Tony Farnham

Ifield & Singlewell

Speaker: Christoph Bull

Growing up in Gravesend

Speaker: Keith Whitnell

My Book

Speaker: Bob Poole

Summer Luncheon

Arrive 12.30pm for 1.00pm lunch

OS Maps etc.

Speaker: Henry Harryman

Annual General Meeting


Local Authors of Gravesham, Famous & Forgotten (Ladies Invitation)

Speaker: Christoph Bull

The Making of Magic

Speaker: John Smith

Viking Recreation

Speaker: Elizabeth Marsdon

Northumberland Bottom Army Camp

Speaker: Frank Turner

Autumn Luncheon

Arrive 12.30pm for 1.00pm lunch

The Titanic

Speaker: Ricky Fitzsimons

The Griffin, the Horse & the Harp

Speaker: Christoph Bull

Crossing the Lower Thames & Medway

Speaker: Bob Poole

Murder in Kent

Speaker: Keith Whitnell

Winter Luncheon

Arrive 12.30pm for 1.00pm lunch

Topic TBA

Speaker: Mark Lewis

Let’s All Go Down the Strand (Ladies Invitation)

Speaker: Dean Caston

First Meeting of 2025


Details to follow…

Days / Times

Alternate Tuesdays:
10.00am – 12.00 noon

12.30pm for 1.00pm

Contact / Organiser

David Finnemore

Robin Friday
(Club Secretary)
01474 363135

Colin Fooks
01474 352712