Members of the Probus Club of Narberth and District welcomed the return of President Peter Morgan after his recent hospitalisation for hip surgery.

New member David Thomas was welcomed to the club. David, who lives in Ludchurch, is a former journalist with the Western Telegraph and South Wales Evening Post. In 1974 he was one of the original broadcasters with Swansea Sound, Wales' first local radio station, before moving, in 1991, to Llanelli Borough Council as Public Relations Officer. David returned to Pembrokeshire in 1995 to take up a post as Head of Marketing and Communications with Pembrokeshire County Council, He retired in 2012. He is a member of Whitland Male Voice Choir and a supporter at Narberth Rugby Club and various charities.

The guest speaker was Craig Stewart, a farmer who currently lives at Llanddowror following a career in the City and Education.

Mr Stewart attended School at Marlborough College when his father was Farm Manager for the late Lord Weinstock at Bowden Park Estate near Lacock, Wiltshire. Craig went on to read Engineering at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant before taking up appointments in the City with Price Waterhouse, Solomon Brothers, the American Investment Bank, Barclays and several others taking him to appointments worldwide.

In 2007 he left the city and returned to Marlborough College as a teacher. His children were pupils at Marlborough and when they left he, too, moved on, this time to his current home in Llanddowror where he farms sheep, cattle and winter fodder. A vote of thanks was given by Probus Member John Morris.

The Probus Club of Narberth and District meets at the Plas Hyfryd Hotel on the last Thursday of each month. If you would like to join please contact Patrick Jones on 07846660904 for further information.