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


Next Meeting:

18 September 2019

"My Life As An MP"


Steve Brine MP


Summary of Talk:
Reflections from spending a Near-Decade in Parliament and in the Constituency and the working as a Minister inside Government.

Steve is the local Conservative MP for the Winchester and Chandler's Ford constituency. Born in 1974, he and his family live just outside the city of Winchester.

Steve was educated at Bohunt Comprehensive School, Highbury College in Portsmouth and at the University of Liverpool where he read History. He is a former radio journalist having spent time with BBC Local Radio. Steve also spent a year working in Chicago, USA with the Tribune Media Group Radio.

He has worked with one of the country's leading consultancy firms specialising in customer care, culture change and people development and has also worked with a successful golf marketing and publishing business. An enthusiastic sports fan, Steve loves football, skiing, tennis and golf where he plays off a handicap of 17. A fan of live music has seen him spend many weekends at The Glastonbury Festival !

In May 2010, Steve was elected as MP for Winchester with a majority of 3,048. He was later re-elected as MP for Winchester in 2015 and in 2017 when he attracted over half of the vote.  In October 2013, he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions and as Minister for Disabled People. in July 2014 he moved to the Home Office and Ministry of Justice as Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims. Following his appointment as PPS to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, he became a Government Minister as Assistant Government Whip. In June 2017 he served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health, a post he held until March 2019 when he resigned from the Government.

Steve now speaks from the backbenches.

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.