These are monthly "Village Visits" for retired members. They usually meet middle of the week, middle of the month for a meal and social get together. Different folk organise them at a favourite pub or restaurant, often in a village where we have walked in the past. Where possible, travel is by bus from Cirencester – remember to bring your bus pass. They do not meet in December or January.
Oct 26th. Eleven Village Visitors met for one of our regular monthly lunches. We met at Cirencester's Beefeater Inn to enjoy our usual lively get together. This time the occasion was made even more memorable than usual as two of our regular lunchers, Phil and Jean announced that they are to marry in the new year! Very best wishes and congratulations to them.
Sep 26th, the visit was to The Catherine Wheel at Bibury
Aug 23rd Andy the landlord at The Plough Inn,Stratton,Cirencester stands ready to take the food order at today's Cirencester Retired Rambler's and friends lunch. A great deal of discussion and conversation until the meals arrived. Then they only sound was of knives and forks on plates. Once plates were cleared the conversation began again accompanied by puddings and coffee.
July 19th Mr Bill White giving Cirencester Rambler's retired ramblers and friends group a guided tour of Northleach's magnificent "wool church" of St. Peter and St Paul. After the very interesting tour the Ramblers enjoyed an excellent lunch at The Sherborne Arms. The visit ended with a stroll through the village and a meeting with other Ramblers for afternoon tea at The Old Prison.
June 14th There were 16 retired Ramblers,friends and grandchildren on today's Cirencester Rambler's annual Village Visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. A beautiful day and much enjoyed including the fish and chips and bacon baps at the Flag and Whistle at Toddington.
Ready for a day out on a steam train
Some of the sights from the day
"Taking on plenty of water at Winchcombe. Well,Ramblers do like their cup of tea!"
May 24th. Ten of us lunched today at Denfurlog Farm Shop at Chedworth. It was good to see Don and Barbara Cobbitt from Fairford again. Some of our regular lunchers, however were away due to illness or on holiday.
April 26th. Another month, another Village Visit. Nine retired Ramblers and friends lunching at the King's Meadow Beefeater in Cirencester.
"That's 3 Fish and chips, two gammon, one lasagne, one paprika chicken, one vegetarian dish and another gammon for the photographer." Spot the waitresses' pen and notepad!
March 23rd, The very busy AV8 restaurant at Cotswold Airport, Kemble, was the setting for the March lunch meeting of Cirencester Rambler's retired Ramblers and friends. There were nine of us enjoying the conversation, good food and the airfield atmosphere.
February 23rd, The Tavern, Kemble. Nine of us enjoyed an excellent pub lunch together on a very windy day courtesy of Storm Doris.
January 19th, An additional visit, as the group do not usually start until February. Today's Village Visit at The Norwood Arms, Shurdington Road, Cheltenham was a slightly more subdued affair than usual. The nine retired Ramblers and friends who met were missing our long time member, Roy Shepherd, who has died since our last get together in November. We shall miss him at our monthly lunches..