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Latest News

  • Forthcoming events:
    • Thur 6 Apr 2017 - Proposed 2-day trip to York and Flying Scotsman trip on Worth Valley Railway
    • Wed 12 Apr 2017 - Lunch meeting and AGM
    • Wed 19 Apr 2017 - Walk & pub lunch - Plough Inn, Whitegate CW8 2BP
    • Thu 20 Apr 2017 - Day trip to Harrogate - see Trips page for details
    • Wed 26 Apr 2017 - Coffee morning - Chris Makepeace - “What Did You Do Before The Telly?”
    • Wed 26 Apr 2017 - Bowls pm
    • Thu 27 Apr 2017 - Day trip to Wray and Kirkby Lonsdale - see Trips page
    • Wed 3 May 2017 - Golf at Walton


Brian Sutcliffe (r) takes over from Norman Killey (l) as President for 2017-18

Norman handing over to Brian April 2018

More news about Warrington bridges
We are all familiar with the traffic jams at Bridgefoot when trying to get from one side of town to the other.  There are now plans for two new crossings of the River Mersey to relieve the congestion; the first will be near the Gainsborough Rd junction on Chester Road and will carry southbound traffic out of Warrington in the first phase of a scheme which is shown in detail at the Centre Park Link website.  If the planning application in Autumn 2016 is approved, work could start in 2017 at a cost of about 20 million.

The second crossing, named the Warrington Western Link, is much more ambitious.  The new road will start from the A56 Chester Road near Walton Lea, crossing the Manchester Ship Canal via a new high-level bridge and then crossing the West Coast Main Line alongside the River Mersey. It will follow the Mersey for a short distance and then cross it via the existing bridge at Forrest Way, joining the A57 Sankey Way opposite Cromwell Avenue.  Funds are still being sought for this second crossing - let’s keep our fingers crossed.

You can get more information on David Mowat’s website:


 About us

Appleton Probus Club was founded in 1991 and currently has about 50 members.

The annual subscription is 35 and is payable in April.

We meet twice a month at the Warrington Sports Club (Walton Lea Road, Higher Walton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6SJ) for a lunch meeting (12 for 12:30) on the 2nd Wednesday and a coffee morning with a guest speaker at 10am on the 4th Wednesday.  Click here for a map.

On the first Wednesday of each month our golfing members meet for a round of golf at Walton Hall.

On the third Wednesday of each month we have a modest two-hour walk in the countryside of northern Cheshire which is rounded off by a pub lunch with typically twenty or so walkers and their wives being joined by other members.

Highlights of our social year are a festive dinner dance in December, the President’s dinner in March and a ladies’ invitation lunch when the members are joined by their wives and the widows of past members. Also very popular is our Mixed Bowling Day at Great Budworth in August when our wives join us for a very enjoyable event which includes a picnic lunch.

Each year a variety of day trips and theatre visits are organised and we try to arrange one longer break during the year. Recent trips have included a visit to the Moselle Valley in Germany. In 2009 we visited Durham, staying at a 4-star hotel near the city centre and enjoyed day trips to Beamish and to the outstanding gardens at Alnwick Castle. 2010 saw us taking a weekend break at Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales and in 2011 a group of us visited Warner’s Norton Grange resort on the Isle of Wight. In 2012 we went to Eastbourne, with trips to Brighton and Rye. 2013 saw us at the Warner’s resort in Cricket St Thomas in lovely Somerset with days out to Weymouth and Sidmouth. In 2015 we flew to Jersey, taking in a coach tour of the island and exploring the war tunnels.

There are several Probus clubs in the Warrington area and with good links between them, members of these clubs share in each other’s regular activities as well as quiz nights, bowls and golf competitions. There is a thriving programme for members to take part in and after our recent move to the present  venue with its ample accommodation there is no longer a waiting list and our membership is continuing to grow.

Please click on the buttons on the left to see details of our meetings and other social activities.

New members are very welcome. Please contact us for membership details.





The constitution of Appleton Probus Club is available in PDF format here.

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