Fairford History Society

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‘Fairford Now and Then’ Book Launch, 21 April 2007

Maurice Jones, the Town Crier at the Book Launch

Maurice Jones, the Town Crier at the Book Launch

David Perry and Chairman Keith Cottam

David Perry and Chairman Keith Cottam

On Saturday 21st April a most successful event was held to launch the new book published by the Fairford History Society. The event was attended by about 30 invited guests and quite appropriately took place under the ancient wooden rafters of the Council Chamber in London Street. Mr Keith Cottam, the Chairman of the Fairford History Society introduced Mr David Perry, the Society’s Vice President, whose family has lived in the town for six generations, and who officially launched the book in fine style. Mr Perry praised the Society, which has only been in existence for 3 years, and thanked the Chairman for the book, which will stir many old memories of the town and some of its inhabitants. The Chairman thanked the Town Council for the support it has given to the Society since it inception; the Mayor, Mrs Chris Roberts, responded and added her encouragement and appreciation for the work of the Society. See the Publications Page.