Mike Biles was elected unanimously as President of King Alfred Probus Club at the recent Annual General Meeting held on the 19 April 2019. Our new President pledged to consolidate the work of the immediate past-President and move the Club forward in an orderly manner. Reflecting the all embracing vision he spoke of the strengths brought to the club by women and men.

Welcome From The President

I would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome all visitors to our website and especially to ladies who are visiting for the first time. I would like to encourage you to contact either me or the club Secretary to discuss potential membership or just download an application form and send it to us. We shall be pleased to invite you to one of our meetings.

King Alfred Probus Club was founded in 1988 and represents a vibrant community of retired and semi-retired professionals who meet once a month to share fellowship over a good meal and listen to an interesting talk from an invited speaker.

The Club also has an active programme of events, outings and tours organised by our Social Secretary and has links to other clubs and organisations. You are welcome to explore the information on this site including the detail of the meetings and speakers.

Technology has become an important part of our lives and the Club has embraced it to foster greater outreach to its members and to the community at large. We plan to extend this in the coming months with the introduction of a free email newsletter to promote our activities. You are welcome to subscribe to this free newsletter by following the link below.

Mike Biles
President. 2019-20

President 2019-20

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Next Meeting:

21 August 2019


Protocol, Alcohol and Vitriol; Reflections of an Ambassador

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Adrian Sindall CMG

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Summary:
A look at diplomatic life and the world of an Ambassador. Together with an account of some foreign adventures.


Adrian Sindall enjoyed a long career in the Diplomatic Service. He served in a wide variety of locations including Baghdad, Rabat, Beirut and Lima prior to his appointment as Consul-General in Sydney, later as High Commissioner in Brunei and then Ambassador to Syria. In his many postings he acquired a deep knowledge of social, political, financial and military matters in the countries where he served and developed contacts and working relationships with heads of states and other key personnel.

In recognition of his distinguished work in the Diplomatic Service, Adrian was appointed CMG (The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George) in 1993.


Come To One Of Our Meetings

We invite you to look through the pages of our website. If you are interested in learning more about our Club or coming to one of our meetings please contact us using the enquiry form here.

  • Hampshire Police Control Centre
  • Tursten Gardens Summer Visit
  • Tursten Gardens Summer Visit
  • Visit to Nice, France
  • Vist to Nice, France
  • IBM Hursley House Winchester
  • Hampshire Fire and Rescue HQ
  • Photographic Walk (copyright Martin Eke)

Visits And Outings

Examples of trips and outings to local attractions are included in our programme each year. Some highlights are shown here.

Members have a very enjoyable time and in many instances a company will entertain us to lunch during the visit.