Winslow man takes over Probus presidency

Probus presidency.John Murray,left,hands over to Harry Chambers,right.'120822M-A605

Probus presidency.John Murray,left,hands over to Harry Chambers,right.'120822M-A605

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A Winslow man has become the new president of Buckingham Probus.

Outgoing president John Murray handed over the title this week to Harry Chambers.

Yorkshireman Mr Chambers moved with his family to Winslow in 1986 on his appointment as bus division manager for Iveco Ford Truck in Watford.

Mr Chambers, who is also a town councillor, spent some 40 years of his working career in the heavy truck and bus industry, working for various manufacturers.

He worked for Iveco for about 29 years, retiring in 2004 as managing director of the Iveco bus division’s UK subsidiary, Iriisbus.

Mr Chambers has also been involved in Round Table and Rotary and spent 10 years as chairman of the Winslow Show committee.

He has a wife, Jackie, and two adult children, Paul and Janette.

Probus is a club for retired or semi-retired professional or businesspeople.

The name comes from from the words ‘professional’ and ‘businessman’.

Started in the UK in 1965, there are now clubs all over the world.