OP 7: Pubs, Inns and Beer Retailers in Fairford

Pubs Book

Compiled by Alison Hobson
FHS Occasional Paper -7
Out of print

This booklet was compiled with historical Information about former and present pubs and inns in Fairford to provide additional information for the picture presentation on pubs and hotels of Fairford by Edwin Cuss on February 16th 2012. It also lists all the beer retailers. Price £1 (p&p 50p) available from enquiry@fairfordhistory.org.uk or 01285 711768

OP 6: Searching for Thomas

by Chris Hobson (FHS Occasional Paper No 6)
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Thomas Morton was a curate of Fairford for Francis William Rice (5th Baron Dynevor) for almost three decades from 1851 to 1879. This paper traces the life of Thomas using a number of information research tools as an illustration of the wide variety of family and local history resources that are now available to the researcher. Continue reading “OP 6: Searching for Thomas”

OP 5: A Christmas Railway Tragedy

by Chris Hobson (FHS Occasional Paper No 5)
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On Christmas Eve in 1874 a mother and her two children caught the train from Fairford station for a festive holiday in the West Midlands. Sadly, they never completed their journey. This occasional paper tells the story of one of the most dreadful accidents in British railway history.

OP 3: Valentine Strong – Cotswold Stonemason

by Chris Hobson

(FHS Occasional Paper No 3)

Published by Fairford History Society. December 2006

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Valentine Strong was a well-known Cotswold stonemason who built Andrew Barker’s Fairford Park mansion house and was the father of Thomas and Edward Strong, Sir Christopher Wren’s master masons in the rebuilding of St Paul’s Cathedral following the Great Fire of London. Valentine Strong died in Fairford in 1662 and is buried under an impressive bale tomb in St Mary’s churchyard.