"Fairford Mill" By: Diane Setek
- I received this psotcard from Fairford, a small town in Gloucestershire, England.
Ancient times: Fairford, first mentioned in written records in AD 850, gained its name from the Saxon "Fagrinfordia", which means "fair" (easy to cross) ford. The ford was an ancient crossing place for the river Coln, before the town bridge was built in the 13th century. In 1787 the river was excavated, making it much deeper and narrower.
Places of interest in Fairford include the beautiful St Mary’s Church, noted for its world famous stained glass windows, probably one of the most spectacular displays of stained glass windows in the Cotswolds.
*Image found on Cotswolds Guide Website*
I found a website with some beautiful photos of the church if you want to see more.
Click HERE for photos
and HERE for more history of the church.
I didn't know much about this place before receiving this postcard, now I know, and knowing is half the battle. ~ GI Joe
Other information found here:
Fairford Mill History - Website
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