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Fairford is a small town in Gloucestershire, England. It lies in the Cotswolds on the River Coln. RAF Fairford is located near the town, as is the Cotswold Water Park. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The British Isles consist of Great Britain, Ireland and a number of much smaller surrounding islands. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... The Cotswolds is the name given to a range of hills in central England, sometimes called the Heart of England, a hilly area reaching over 300 m or 1000 feet. ... The River Coln is a river in Gloucestershire, England. ... RAF Fairford is a Royal Air Force station in Gloucestershire, England, near to Fairford. ... The Cotswold Water Park is the United Kingdoms largest water park. ...


The 15th Century parish church of St Mary's is famed for its magnificent stained glass windows. There are 28 windows and they are the only surviving (almost) complete set of 15th Century stained glass in the UK. They tell Old Testament and New Testament stories, around the church. The windows were made by Barnard Flower, the Master Glazier to King Henry VII, between 1500 & 1517 and were recently restored, in a process taking several years. The church was featured in a BBC television programme A Passion for Churches broadcast in March 2006. (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Gabriel delivering the Annunciation to Mary. ... Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh, but not Old Testament, because it does not recognize the concept of a New Testament. ... See New Covenant for the concept translated as New Testament in the KJV. The New Testament (Καινή Διαθήκη), sometimes called the Greek Testament or Greek Scriptures, and sometimes also New Covenant, is the name given to the part of the Christian Bible that was written by various authors c. ... 1500 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 22 - Battle of Ridanieh. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest publicly-funded radio and television broadcasting corporation of the United Kingdom (see British television) and the world. ... Look up March in Wiktionary, the free dictionary March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Each year, RAF Fairford hosts the world's largest military air show the Royal International Air Tattoo. The event brings a large boost to economy of the town and surrounding areas. RAF Fairford is a Royal Air Force station in Gloucestershire, England, near to Fairford. ... F/A-18F at RIAT 2004. ...


The town has a football club Fairford Town F.C., whose ground is at Cinder Lane. Fairford Town F.C. is a football club based in Swindon, England. ... Note: the URL for the original material is not directly accessible. ...


The Ernest Cook Trust has its headquarters in Fairford Park, which it owns. Fairford Park also hosts the annual the Fairford Steam Rally and Show.


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External links

  • Official town website
  • Fairford - Guide to Fairford including photographs, accommodation and sttractions

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Mary's in Fairford is unique in the British Isles in possessing an almost-complete set of 15th.
The millpond to the north-west of Fairford on the River Coln.
Fairford is about seven miles from Cirencester and similarly from Burford.
RAF Fairford - United States Nuclear Forces (966 words)
RAF Fairford, UK RAF Fairford was constructed in 1944 to accommodate British and American troop carriers and gliders that would be used during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
RAF Fairford is approximately 60 miles from RAF Croughton and 54 miles from Bristol.
Fairford is undergoing a (pounds sterling)60m (US$90m) upgrading of its runway and fuel bunkers in the largest single military construction project within a NATO country since the end of the cold war.
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