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Latest News

  • Forthcoming events:
    • Wed 18 Nov - Walk & pub lunch - Salt Barge, Marston CW9 6ES
    • Thur 19 - Sat 21 Nov - Agatha Crusty & the Village Hall Murders at Thelwall Parish Hall. See for details.
    • Wed 25 Nov - Coffee morning - Tony Broomfield -  “Memories of a Secondment to the USA
    • Wed 2 Dec - Golf
    • Wed 9 Dec - Coffee morning with a demonstration of a defibrillator unit.
    • Fri 11 Dec - Ladies Festive Lunch at WSC
    • Wed 16 Dec - Walk & pub lunch - Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn WA4 4QX.


News about Warrington bridges
We are all familiar with the congestion at Bridgefoot when trying to get from one side of town to the other.  There is now light at the end of the tunnel in the shape of plans for two new crossings of the River Mersey; the first will run from opposite Bargain Booze on Chester Road  across the Mersey to the industrial estate next to Centre Park, joining the road from the Blue Bridge and merging with Wilson Patten Street and Parker Street by Bank Quay Station.  Funding is in place for this new crossing and the new road is due to open in 2017

The second crossing 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 download a detailed map of the two new crossings by clicking here.  It’s a PDF file which you can zoom into for more detail. You can also get more information  on David Mowat’s website:

There’s also a statement about the second crossing by Cllr Terry O’Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council, on the WBC website here.

 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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We now have a collection of members’ photos on the Flickr website.

Click on the logo to go to our Flickr gallery.