Abbey 900 Brings Manuscripts To Cirencester

THE much-anticipated Abbey 900 festival kicks off this month in Cirencester.

A year-long series of events to celebrate life in the town, reflecting the importance of its now defunct 900-year-old medieval abbey, has been in the planning for many months.

The founding of Cirencester Abbey is traditionally considered to mark the beginning of the cultural and economic success of the town.

Over the coming centuries it would become the focal point of the flourishing town, bringing prosperity to the community it served and inviting visits from across the country.