New mystery tours up for grabs

PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 December 2010

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MYSTERY tours, pub lunches and shopping trips are just a few of the fun-filled options available to residents travelling on a new ‘marvellous’ minibus.

Churchill and Langford Minibus Society has just acquired a new state-of-the-art blue Peugeot Boxer vehicle to replace the old one.

The group, which has been running for years thanks to a team of 17 drivers and five organisers, is also offering mystery bus tours allowing the traveller to be surprised when arriving at an unknown location.

Chairman Tony Hughes said: “What we have now is a marvellous vehicle with the tremendous advantage over previous ones of being wheelchair accessible via a hydraulic ramp.”

The service has been around since 1977 when Ray Millard, a member of St John’s Church in Churchill, came up with the idea.

At weekends it is available for the churches of Churchill, Langford and Burrington to use and during the week there are a number of pre-arranged shopping trips to Winscombe, Weston, Clevedon, Worle and occasionally Wrington. Anyone over 50 and living in the parish can become a member of the society for a subscription of £25 per year which entitles members to one free journey a fortnight, and more frequently if seats are available. More users are needed.

For more details call Tony or Alison Hughes on 01934 852725.

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