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An ancient market town situated on the River Coln


St Mary Church
River Coln
RAF Fairford
Fairford is a small market town which lies on the River Coln. The focal point of the village is the beautiful parish church of St Mary.
The church contains 28 stained glass windows depicting the highlights of the Biblical story. These spectacular windows are the only complete set in the country and were the work of craftsmen from Flanders. While visiting the church don't miss the stone carvings, carved misericords and the stone memorial in the churchyard to Tiddles, the church cat that fell off the church roof !!

Fairford Church of St Mary.
Photo Rictor Norton & David Allen

One fo the stained glass panels in the church.
Photo Rictor Mattana
The church overlooks water meadows, where an an old watermill and bridge span the River Coln. The main street is lined with cottages and numerous inns, a reminder that the town was once a popular coaching stop.

Fishing in the River Coln at Fairford.
Photo Saffron Blaze
Every July, nearby RAF Fairford hosts the Royal International Air Tattoo,which claims to be the world's largest military airshow and has gained a well-earned reputation as one of the UK's top outdoor family events.

Royal International Air Tattoo.
Photo jennicatpink

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