The Club held its first meeting on 9th March 1977 at the Jolly Gardeners Hotel in Isleworth. which has now been redeveloped. 


There were 26 founder members and today we have a membership of 43 who meet on a regular monthly basis.   Our Club, like all others, is autonomous and creates its own rules so that it continually evolves as circumstances both internally and externally dictate.


The word Probus originated as an abbreviation of the words PROfessional and BUSiness.  Now however membership is not restricted to just these two groups




The formation of the Probus movement was generally inspired by members of Rotary International, in our case the Rotary Club of Twickenham, who sought to satisfy the need arising from its members upon retirement.   Many then found themselves wanting regular contact with others outside their home environment and  valued the opportunity to meet  those who were in similar circumstances .


Probus is a club for men who are retired or semi-retired. It is non religious and apolitical.  The Club meets on a regular monthly basis for fellowship, conversation and of course for lunch and to hear from a speaker on a topic of current  national or local  interest.



Sandycombe Lodge in Twickenham

former home of the artist J W Turner


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