The Happy Circle provides activities and outings for the older citizens of Pucklechurch. It was founded in June 1960.
Meetings are held in the Homefield Centre (which is behind Nos. 38 & 40 Shortwood Road). During the summer months (May to October), outings are arranged to places of interest. The 2018 schedule is shown below.
If you would like to join Happy Circle on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm, please contact Keith Archibald on 937-
HAPPY CIRCLE COACH TRIPS 2018 (open to everyone in the village)
The trips start in May and finish with the November trip. They are on are the first Tuesday of the month and are open to all villagers. Please go to specific month to get information on the trip.
Cost per person is £13 payable in advance. Payment can be made at Happy Circle, Homefield Centre on Tuesday between 1.30 and 2.00 pm or please put the money in an envelope, with your name and trip you are paying for and put through the door of 2 Shortwood Road, cottage on the corner opposite the Spar Shop. Coach leaves Pucklechurch at 9.00 a.m. and returns no later than 7.00 p.m. Pick up points are (1) Shortwood Road bus stop and (2) Village Hall bus stop. If you require information about any of the above please ring Lesley on 9374073.
Gloucester: 7th May
Cathedral: Museums: Park: Canal and, of course, lots of shopping!!
Weymouth: Thursday 6th June: (no coach available on the Tuesday)
Usually a sand sculpture exhibition at Sandworld. The coach would be able to take you here and then bring back at a set time. Apart from that -
Dartmouth/Totnes: 2nd July
Coach to Dartmouth. After an early lunch for those who wish a boat cruises up the River Dart to Totnes -
Botanical Gardens of Wales: 6th August
For those with Westonbirt cards entry is free. Groups of 10 or more discounted rate of £7.50. This includes entry to the British Birds of Prey centre in the gardens with several flights a day with birds of prey and with owls. It also includes several gardens including Apothecary Garden and Bee Garden; plus many more. Also a garden centre; Seasons Restaurant and the Great Glasshouse; the largest single-
Winchester: 3rd September:
Plenty to do in the City: For those who would like something different, (if I get enough take up) I will get the coach to take those interested to Marwell Zoo, home to over 1,200 animals from 135 of species. Quite a few of the animals are on the endangered species list. This trip would take up most the day to get full benefit from it.
Discounted concession price for groups of 12+ is £14.80.
Hereford: 1st October:
Cathedral; Mappa Mundi; Chain Library; Cider Museum (10 minute walk from City centre)(concessions £5); Museum & Art Gallery; Old Market -
Worcester: 2nd November:
Last visited in 2016 and Wow! Another Cathedral! and statue of Edward Elgar who came from the Worcester area. Cripplegate Park -