Ladies’ Spring Lunch 2019

Vice President Richard Wood with Janet Fagg the President of Basingstoke Ladies Probus Club

The annual Spring Ladies’ lunch was the latest formal gathering of the Probus Club of Basingstoke, the social club for retired professional and business managers. Organised once again by Alan and Liliane May they came up with the goods when they arranged this occasion for members and their spouses. It was held at the Test Valley Golf Club.  By working closely with the chef they ensured that all forty one attendees received their pre-ordered food – there were four selections available from three courses – and they produced all the printed menus and table name cards as well as the information sheets after they devised two separate quizzes. And if that wasn’t enough that also ran  the raffle.

Alan has been the Honorary Treasurer of the Probus Club of Basingstoke for over a decade. In that time he and Liliane have become experts at successfully arranging not only this lunch but also the club’s Christmas dinner. While these are the two formal events to which wives/lady friends are invited there are many other social occasions during the year when the distaff side of the family are involved.

Guest of honour was Janet Fagg, the President of Basingstoke Ladies’ Probus Club, who was welcomed by Vice President Richard Wood. She was equally at home on this occasion as the wives of some members of the men’s club belong to the Ladies’ Probus Club.

For more information about the Probus Club of Basingstoke see their web site or for an informal chat contact their Secretary, Paul Flint, on 07770 886521. For enquiries about Basingstoke Ladies’ Probus Club contact Janet Fagg on 07986 133382.

Funeral of Peter Cross

7th September 1928 - 5th April 2019
Peter Cross with his late wife as shown on the back page of his Funeral Order of Service.

7th September 1928 – 5th April 2019

The funeral took place on Wednesday 1st May 2019 of Peter Cross at Basingstoke Crematorium. The roundal of the Royal Air Force Ensign was draped on his coffin to represent his service in the RAF where he has been an armaments specialist working on Scimitar jets. He served in Hong Kong, Singapore and Scotland as well as in England. He had been married to his late wife Brenda for 58 years and they had four children, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Peter joined Probus on 10th June 2008 and was a regular attendee at our meetings and on various coach outings. He resigned through ill health in June 2018.

Our Probus Club was represented by Paul Flint, Gerry and Joan Anslow and Rob Hopkins.