On Tuesday 10th September 2019 the Probus Club of Sandbach held the monthly meeting, this was attended by 37 of the members plus 2 guests. The bowls Captain reported that we had won the majority of the “friendlies” played this season and that the indoor season would begin in the first week of October. The recent 5 day holiday to Suffolk had been a great success, enjoyed by all, the highlights were a conducted tour of the Flatford Mill site and a visit to the National Stud at Newmarket. The Secretary reported that plans were in place for a 5 day holiday in 2020. The speaker for the day was Dr Simon LaFienais who gave a talk entitled “The life of Charles Darwin”. The talk included aspects of Darwin’s early life, his voyage on “The Beagle” and his publications after the voyage. It was a thoroughly interesting talk and gave many little known insights into the life of this fascinating man.