Fairford History Society

Welcome to Fairford History Society

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.

Latest Publications

Gas Works

Gas Works

Fairford Park

Fairford Park

Tames of Fairford

Tames of Fairford

Membership

In the membership year 2013-14 there will be seven meetings: September, October, November, February, March, 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.

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Upcoming meetings

  • 20th February 2014 - Fairford Farms | Edwin Cuss and Chris Peachey
  • 20th March 2014 - Dad's underground army: the Auxiliary Units (British Resistance Organisation | Bill King - There will be a follow-up evening walk to visit the Auxiliary Unit training site at Coleshill led by Bill King (date to be arranged).
  • 17th April 2014 - no meeting
  • 15th May 2014 - Swinedown to Swindon: a town on a hill | Swindon Society
  • 19th June 2014 - AGM followed by an event to mark FHS's 10th anniversary.

All Meetings begin at 7.30pm at Fairford Community Centre, except for the February meeting 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.

Fairford Station

Our aims:

  • to provide a forum for those interested in history generally and in the local history of Fairford and the surrounding district
  • to promote the conservation of the historical heritage of the area
  • to compile a Fairford archive and make it available to all
  • to promote research, discussion, field studies, talks, publications, exhibitions and other activities relating to local history.

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 >>>