Cirencester Ramblers

Portsmouth Dockyard Visit

On Sunday 3rd December 46 members and guests had a most enjoyable day at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which at the time was also hosting a Victorian Christmas Market.  The group left Cirencester by coach at 8am and arrived at the dockyard at 10am.  There were all the usual attractions like the Mary Rose Museum, although this had been much improved since our visit in 2015.  We also had the opportunity to explore HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, HMS M.33 and The National Museum of  the Royal Navy. The harbour cruise, provided excellent views of the new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier which is due to be commissioned on 7 December.  In amongst the market stalls were many entertainers in Victorian costume.  We left the dockyard at 4.30pm arriving back in Cirencester at 7pm. Thanks to Ellisons Coaches and to their driver Steve for a safe and comfortable journey.

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The parade of entertainers and living statues.

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Some of the sights and a proposition or two from the ladies of the night!

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Music and "Votes for Women"!

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Views from the harbour cruise

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The new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier.

Mary Rose

 The new museum allows even better access to the Mary Rose.

Next Village Visit

Our next lunch will be at mid day on Wednesday 28th February at The Plough Inn, Stratton, Cirencester.

Getting there could be part of a walk based on Cirencester Rambler's Walks Round Cirencester number two. This follows a route from Cirencester's Market place to Stratton and on to Baunton before returning to Cirencester. (The leaflet for this walk costs 20p and is available from the Tourist Information Office or from the Cirencester Town Council Information point)

As usual all members and their friends are welcome to join us

For further details contact, Bill Irving, tel 01285 650012

Our Forthcoming Events

Away Weekend 2018 at Ilfracombe

Friday April 13th to April 15th (2 nights) with option of an extra night before and/or after. Click here for full details

Mid week Break 2018 at Torquay

Monday 8th October 2018. Click here for full details