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.


The parade of entertainers and living statues.


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


Music and "Votes for Women"!


Views from the harbour cruise


The new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier.

Mary Rose

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

Next Village Visit

The next mid week get together will be an afternoon tea at The Old Cafe.

The Old Cafe is, perversely, a new cafe in Cricklade Street, Cirencester.

We will meet at 2:30ish pm for scones and jam etc at about 3:00 pm. We will then discuss the details of the June steam train outing.

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

For further details contact, Bill Irving, tel 01285 650012

Our Forthcoming Events

Gloucester Quays - Walk & Boat Trip 9th September 2018

A 5.5 mile leisurely morning walk in the Gloucester Quays area including the Severn Way, Glevum Way and Sharpness Canal.  At 2.30 pm there is the option of a 45 mins boat trip at a cost of £5 pp (normal non-group rate is £6.50). Those that want to come along please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 1 June 2018

Mid week Break 2018 at Torquay

Monday 8th October 2018. Click here for full details