News

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Meetings will resume as soon as the Government declares it safe to do so.
A newsletter called The Fairford Flyer Extra has been issued since April consisting of short articles, old newspaper reports and other information relating to Fairford’s history. Members are welcome to send in their own contributions for potential publication. For Fairford Flyer Extras see Publications Page.

Royal Visits
At the end of August we should have been commemorating the Royal visits to Fairford by Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in 1502 and Henry VIII in 1520.In the Royal Progress of 1502 Henry VII and Elizabeth of York reached Fairford at the end of August on their way back from South Wales to stay with Edmund Tame at Warwick Court. It is very likely that they visited the Parish Church which would have been structurally complete but without the stained glass windows.According to the itinerary for his August Royal Progress, King Henry VIII visited Fairford from 25-27 August. Henry then went on to a royal hunting lodge at Langley, Oxon. He only stayed a few days at each place so probably this was not one of his huge 1,000-strong entourage trips.

For more information see Fairford Flyer Extra No 15 August 2020

Very regretfully due to the current restrictions on indoor meetings the FHS Committee have decided not to go ahead with meetings until the restrictions are eased. We do apologise for this. In the meantime we shall continue to issue Fairford Flyer Extras monthly.

CANCELLED due to the new Covid-19 meeting restrictions starting 14 September.
However, on September 17, the usual meeting day, we would like to offer the opportunity to have a Tudor guided walk round Fairford led by Syd Flatman.
Times 10.30 and 2.30 pm. As numbers must be limited please let me know as soon as possible either by email or phone 01285 711768. If demand is high other times may be offered. For meeting dates during the year: – see the Meetings Page.