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Welcome to City of Durham Probus Website.

Our meeting venue is Durham City Rugby Club, Hollow Drift, Green Lane, 
Durham, DH1 3JU. 
The  programme page shows the events as they are confirmed. 

If you are a retired or semi-retired professional lady or gentleman,why not join us at                City of Durham Probus? We meet Monday mornings during the year and attract a wide variety of interesting speakers, as well as offering the opportunity to make new friends in a convivial atmosphere.  Periodic visits to varied venues are also a feature of our programme.

Visit our new ProNews page to keep up to date with Probus Club news.
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Recent guest musicians were the duo of Steve and Carol Robson of Fool's Gold (photo left) who presented a musical and visual journey along the banks of the River Tyne - a performance of folksongs intertwined with Tyneside history had members enthralled. Another duo were Eddie Gratton and accompanist George Hetherington (photo right). Eddie vividly told the fascinating life story of Paul Robeson interspersed with songs from his repertoire which everyone present thoroughly enjoyed.

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Our weekly speakers cover a broad range of diverse topics. One such speaker was David Balls who introduced members to the Tyneside pottery which made Malingware ceramics for two hundred years from the banks of the Tyne before closing in 1963.

The next week featured a talk by the Durham Chief Constable, Mike Barton. Following the 2014 inspection of Durham Police by HMIC which rated the force as outstanding, Mike Barton spoke to members about his approach to policing in Durham and the challenges ahead for the force.

Our 2018 speaker list can been seen on the Programme page of our website. 

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Above - David with his fine display of "Malingware"

Below - Chief Constable Mike Barton addresses members

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The club recently had a successful visit to the East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre at Seaham Harbour.

The Centre houses the restored Seaham lifeboat, the George Elmy, which was tragically lost on the night of 17th November, 1962. The centre's exhibition facility also has displays relating to the maritime, industrial and social heritage of the Seaham area.

Members also took the opportunity to view the Marina and Seaham's icon, "Tommy". See the Events page of our website for futher visits.

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The George Elmy arrives back at Seaham after its restoration.

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