Fairford is a small market town in Gloucestershire, UK, situated on the River Coln between Cirencester and Lechlade. It is famed for St Mary's Church and the most complete set of medieval stained glass windows in the world.
Fairford Mill and Oxpens, the River Coln walks, the Market Place and High Street, lined with beautiful Grade 2 listed buildings like the Community Centre are all part of the town's attraction.
Visitors to the Dovecote on Fairford Heritage Day on September 9th 2017 were amazed by the inside of the building with its 1196 pigeon holes not only in the walls but also in its central column.
What happened in Fairford during World War One? - find out in the evolving WWI section, as it happened 100 years ago: Go to Fairford Remembers WWI >>>
For information about Fairford's Heritage Walk please click here.
All meetings begin at 7.30pm at Fairford Community Centre, except for the January and February meetings at 10am.
Learn more about Fairford History Society at the About Us page. Find out how to join at the membership page. See our news at the News page. Read our regular newsletter the Fairford Flyer. If you missed a meeting find out what happened at the Meetings page. Read or buy our Publications. Find out about Fairford's history at the Historical Topics page. Listen to Fairford's history at the Oral History page. Check out some Useful Links.
In the membership year 2017-18 there will be nine meetings on the third Thursday of the month: September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May and June.
Visits are occasionally organised in connection with meetings. The Fairford Flyer newsletter is circulated to all members in January and July.
The yearly subscription is due in September and members are encouraged to pay by standing order. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Fairford History Society, you can download an application form, it costs only £5.00.
Local History Enquiries. FHS are pleased to help with local history enquiries. If an in-depth search is required a search fee of £10.00 minimum may be charged.
The Society was formed as a result of interest shown in the town's rich heritage and now has over 140 members. Go to About Us >>>
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