Probus club learn about law and wildlife

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Bakewell and District Probus Club held two talks in February, both on very different topics. Firstly club member Peter Stubbs talked about crime and punishment in England.

He explained that, in a criminal prosecution, the most important document a defendant receives is the indictment, which is a concise statement of his alleged crime.

This has been the practice in England since the 11th century. However, how indictments have been resolved has developed over time. Originally the methods used bore no relation to the facts of the case or the evidence.

At the second meeting guest speaker, naturalist and wildlife photographer Derek Bateson – pictured right – talked about the often unnoticed creatures and plants to be found in Gillfield Wood – a stretch of woodland on the outskirts of Sheffield.

In just three years of study he recorded a number of different species, many newly discovered in the area.

To accompany his talk, he showed a series of spectacular close-up photographs of his findings. For more visit: www.bakewellprobus.org.