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Visit to Broxtead Estate, Sutton http://www.broxtead.com/


On 17th May 2017  a party of 35 travelled to London to see the Broadway hit musical “An American in Paris” at the Dominion Theatre.  The musical is set in post WW2 Paris and tells the story of a romance between a Parisian girl and US GI. It includes many of the popular songs of the Gershwins.  It was great to see Jane Asher playing the mother of the heroine. This musical has received rave reviews and our group enjoyed every minute. Thanks to Jeff Franklin for the organisation of this event.

Rod Satchwell, Woodbridge Probus Club member, is standing next to a Catalina at the Imperial War Museum Duxford during the Woodbridge Probus Club visit in the summer of 2016.

This was the type of aircraft that Rod flew regularly during World War Two.

On Monday 4th December 2017 we held our annual Ladies Christmas Lunch. The Terrace Restaurant, Seckford  Golf Club was the venue and the Simon Jay and his staff provided us with an excellent meal and great service. One of our members, Eddie Peake, played the keyboard during the afternoon. It’s the premier social event in the Woodbridge Probus Club calendar. The attendance this year was 37 members and wives/partners. It was another successful event for the club in 2017.

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Ladies Summer Lunch  Monday July 2nd 2018 at The Terrace Restaurant Seckford Hall Golf Club.

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On Wednesday 8th August 2018 an outing took place to the Broxtead Estate near Sutton in Suffolk. Organised by Jeff Franklin and hosted by Peter Youngs, retired Farm Manager and Woodbridge Probus Club member, this turned to out to be a fascinating visit. A Tractor pulled a covered trailer where the 24 Probus members and guests were seated. The tour incorporated the estate’s farmland, woodland, heathland and disused “dummy aerodrome”. It includes Sutton Common and Upper and Lower Hollesley Commons. After the tour the party dined at the Ramsholt Arms overlooking the River Deben.

Ladies Christmas Lunch December 2018

Terrace Restaurant Seckford Golf Club

The 2018 Ladies Christmas Lunch was held at the Terrace Restaurant Seckford Golf Club on December 3rd. Members, wives, partners and friends were treated to drinks on arrival followed by an excellent meal prepared and served by Simon Jay and his staff at the Restaurant. Twenty five people attended. Thanks to Roger Brown, Lunch Organiser and Treasurer, for organising the event and to Kim Fisher for preparing and setting out the place cards. Thanks also to Kim’s wife, Sarah, who produced some very attractive table decorations.

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