Ladies Lentune Club

On October 5th, Probus Ladies enjoyed a fascinating talk by Julia Killick CBE, a retired Governor of HM Prison Service. Mrs Killick had been Governor of several male & female prisons during her working life, though found the violence of male prisons more difficult to cope with.
Her biggest achievement was being Governor of the famous Holloway Women’s Prison for a full five years, as a result of which she received her CBE. 

A lively ‘question/answer’ session followed the talk before the ladies enjoyed lunch together. 


Lentune Probus Men 

Lentune Probus Men met on Monday 10 October  and enjoyed a most enjoyable talk by Christopher Legrand  on ' The Beauty and Romance of France'.

Christopher qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at the age of 21, when he opened his first surveying and property agency business. In later years he lectured throughout the UK on property related topics, as well as establishing and running a charity providing homes for homeless young people.

An intrepid traveller, in retirement Christopher delivers illustrated talks about his travels around the world, enabling people in clubs, societies and cruise ships to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for the many places he has visited.

In today's talk, Christopher showed us some of the historic towns, cities and chateaux in France and meandered the countryside to discover the country’s beauty, history and romance.With the help of some beautiful photography, we travelled from Paris, Montmartre and Versailles to the Loire Valley and the Dordogne; we enjoyed the chateaux of Villandry and Chenonceaux . Together with a  musical background of the Belle Epoque, Charles Aznavour and Edith Piaf, we also learnt of the escapades of Josephine Baker and stories of wartime resistance. Touring through northern France we heard about Pegasus Bridge , Jeanne d'Arc and Le Gros Horloge in Rouen, and Claude Monet's garden in Givernay. 

Another stimulating morning .