Spring Ladies Lunch 9th May 2023

This yearly event is one of the many occasions when the members of the Probus Club of Basingstoke treat their wives and lady friends to a delightful lunch as a way of thanking them for allowing the men in their lives to enjoy the company of other likeminded men in social discourse.

This lunch was held at the Test Valley Golf Club and although there was reduction in the attendees compared to previous years this was due to the illness of four members and two others away on holiday. The event was expertly organised by Oakley residents, Alan and Liliane May. This will be their swan song as they have overseen this lunch and the Christmas festivities since 2008. Club president, Alex Marianos, thanked Alan and Liliane for their superb expertise developed over the years and which all members were fully appreciative.

Probus Publicity in May 2023

The report about the history of Newbury Racecourse was well received by all the local magazines except for the Loddon Valley Link magazine. The shorter version of the report being most popular among the editors although the Kempshott Kourier used the longer version. The Basinga chose to include this report within their Basinga Extra digital site.