Incoming president, Don Poole, left, with outgoing president Ivan Jordan.

Celebrations were held when The Probus Club of King’s Lynn held a ceremony for the handover of its presidency.

Retiring president Ivan Jordan passed over the chain of office to new incumbent, Don Poole, at the Knights Hill Hotel in Lynn lat Wednesday.

 Probus stands for Professional and Businessmen, and the King’s Lynn Club was founded in 1978 for the purpose of providing retired people with the friendship enjoyed at members’ former workplaces.

Spokesman Bob Ward said: “We are a diverse group and we meet every Wednesday morning at The Swan Public House, South Wootton, for coffee and biscuits, except the 3rd Wednesday in the month when we meet at the Knights Hill Hotel for lunch, with a speaker from a local business or organisation.  

“We have an annual president’s lunch, a Christmas lunch and a strawberry tea, and have trips to various sights and events throughout the year.”

For information or to join, contact Mr Jordan on 01553 670228.