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19.11.2019 Wilburton Alternative Group

Bill Pickess and Samantha Impey were invited to give a talk to members of the Wilburton Alternative Group ( formerly the Mothers’ Union) on Tuesday, 12 November. After negotiating the outlying country roads at Wilburton, Bill finally arrived at his destination to join Samantha in...

Bill Pickess and Samantha Impey were invited to give a talk to members of the Wilburton Alternative Group ( formerly the Mothers’ Union) on Tuesday, 12 November.

After negotiating the outlying country roads at Wilburton, Bill finally arrived at his destination to join Samantha in the comfortable surroundings of their hosts’ farmhouse. Soon after, members of the group arrived. Seated round the welcoming fire, seventeen to eighteen ladies heard Bill and Samantha tell how Fenprobe started, how it works and were shown the free player given to each listener.

The Group’s Secretary, Barbara Yarrow thanked the two speakers and handed them a collection of £40 for Fenprobe’s fund.

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19.11.2019 Pat Hobbs

Pat Hobbs died today (18th November). She had been ill for some years but, after many treatments, doctors were unable to do more. She was 71.   Pam became involved with Fenprobe when she became involved with Richard! His father and mother, former President, Maurice and Joyce,...

Pat Hobbs died today (18th November). She had been ill for some years but, after many treatments, doctors were unable to do more. She was 71.

 

Pam became involved with Fenprobe when she became involved with Richard! His father and mother, former President, Maurice and Joyce, held readings in their sitting room and after Richard and Pat married, they picked up the baton. Pat joined in and planned many fund raising events, including theatrical events. She was Secretary for some years and was also a reader. She never lost her interest in Fenprobe, even though parenting and her job as School Secretary at City of Ely College meant she had to give up her active role. Had she not been ill for many years she would have returned to Fenprobe in some capacity, but it was not to be.

 

Pat was a friendly, outgoing person with a lovely smile. Those who came to our 40th Birthday Celebration would have met her then, when she made a great effort to come with Richard for the celebration. She was a very efficient Secretary for Fenprobe and obviously a great team member.

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17.10.2019 Ian Kippax

IAN KIPPAX 1938 – 2019 Volunteers from Fenprobe Talking News were very sad to hear that the Littleport Group recording technician, Ian Kippax, passed away last Thursday, 10 October. Ian joined Fenprobe at the end of 2015 and had devotedly recorded every session since then...

IAN KIPPAX 1938 – 2019

Volunteers from Fenprobe Talking News were very sad to hear that the Littleport Group recording technician, Ian Kippax, passed away last Thursday, 10 October.

Ian joined Fenprobe at the end of 2015 and had devotedly recorded every session since then except for holidays and the last one before his death. He often came straight from hospital appointments, seeing it as his duty as a volunteer. Members appreciated his skill as a recorder and dry humour, to which newspaper items some times gave rise. He was a much loved member of the group.

Apart from his volunteer work, Ian was an enthusiastic “photographer, winning several prestigious competitions. He and his wife, Barbara, were keen travellers, both at home and across Europe.

Fenprobe TN will miss him very much. The funeral will be held at the Fenland Crematorium, Knight’s End Road, March PE15 0YG on Wednesday, 23rd October at 3.30 pm.

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29.06.2019 Fenprobe Recording Studio

In January 2019 Fenprobe's recording studio  moved out of Bedford House.  We are very grateful to one of our members who has offered his annex as our new base and are settling in well!

In January 2019 Fenprobe's recording studio  moved out of Bedford House.  We are very grateful to one of our members who has offered his annex as our new base and are settling in well!
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29.06.2019 Fenprobe Coffee Morning

Our thanks go to everyone involved in hosting, or eating, at the successful coffee morning for Fenprobe on 22nd June at Ely's Methodist Church.  The total raised from scones and coffee, cake sales and bric a brac, and additional donations, was a magnificent £222 32p which is enough to...

Our thanks go to everyone involved in hosting, or eating, at the successful coffee morning for Fenprobe on 22nd June at Ely's Methodist Church.  The total raised from scones and coffee, cake sales and bric a brac, and additional donations, was a magnificent £222 32p which is enough to buy five more players for Fenprobe listeners!  Our particular thanks go to the Methodist Church's team for offering us this opportunity to stage an event, and their support during the day.
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