News: June 2013

The speakers at this months meeting were John Hyatt and Amy Norman, solicitors, from the Sandbach branch of Butcher and Barlow. They spoke on the very important subject of ‘Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorneys’. Putting your affairs in order with a properly drafted will and LPA will make your wishes for the future known and can help to ensure that relatives do not have difficult decisions to make on your behalf or in some cases having to resort to expensive litigation. Members had many interesting questions that were answered by John and Amy. It was a very informative and interesting session that was much appreciated by all present. Next month’s speaker will be Rory Miller on the subject of ‘Who Makes Money Out of Football’.

Members and their guests had another enjoyable visit. Tour organiser Graham Hannen organised a visit to The Electric Mountain and the National Slate Museum at Llanberis. Set against a magnificent backdrop of the mountains and scenery of Snowdonia is an amazing feat of engineering, Dinorwig Power Station hidden inside a mountain. Sixteen kilometres of tunnels deep below the Elidir mountain and fortunately big enough to take a visitors bus through the labyrinth of tunnels. The adjacent Slate Museum was a step back in history, in 1898 the slate industry employed 17,000 men and boys and produced half a million tons of slates. Now very little of the slate industry remains, production is now mechanised except for splitting the slates which remains a traditional manual skill. The next visit is on the 24th of July to the Morgan car factory and then on to Worcester.

Sporting their much envied new shirts the bowling team were once again victorious at Tarporley by 101 to 69, the sun did eventually shine but not enough to reveal the famous view from the bowling green across the Cheshire plain. A slump in form followed when Marriot Vets won 144 to 121. The next challenge is against Tudor U3A on the 25th of this month.

The Probus Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 10.15am at Bradwall Village Hall. Anyone interested in joining or arranging a visit should visit our website probus-sandbach.org.uk.

J Keith Towns.