Cirencester Ramblers

09 Sept 2018 Gloucester Docks trip

On Sunday 9th September, 27 members and guests enjoyed a short boat trip in the Gloucester Docks.  Following a short morning walk along the Severn Way from Gloucester and back along the canal the group had time for lunch in Gloucester Quays.  The boat, Queen Boadicea II, has had a long and distinguished life seeing action during the evacuation of Dunkirk; but now takes tourists on gentle trips up and down the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.  During the trip we were treated to an interesting and entertaining comentary on the history of the docks and its buildings old and new.

 

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Some of the boats encountered on our trip.

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The Queen Boadicea II, the brass plaque celebrates her role in the evacuation of Dunkirk.

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There were many historic buildings along the canal.

 

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Quiz Night 15th February
Siddington Village Hall

Away Weekend 2019
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A Taste of the West Country 2019
A 4 night mid-week break (21st to 25th October 2019) staying at the Toorak Hotel, Torquay.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday 30th November 2019
A trip to Longleat to see The Festival of Light