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Kemble is a village in Gloucestershire, England,

which lies four miles (6 km) from Cirencester and is close to the source of the River Thames.
All Saints Church is part of the parish comprising Kemble, Ewen, Poole Keynes, Somerford Keynes, and Shorncote.

Kemble was once an important railway junction. The Golden Valley Line from Swindon to Cheltenham passes through the village, and branch lines from Cirencester and Tetbury met here. Today, although the branch lines were dismantled in the 1960s, Kemble Station is still important for passengers travelling from Cirencester, with a direct link to Swindon and London Paddington in one direction, and to Gloucester and Cheltenham in the other.

Cotswold Airport (previously called Kemble Airfield) on the edge of the village once hosted the RAF Red Arrows aerobatic display team.  The airport is used by light industry, flying clubs and private aircraft owners, for events including annual air displays, and for storage and recycling of airliners. The Bristol Aero collection has a museum at the airfield, though this is now unfortunately closed to the public.

Aston Down airfield, three miles (5 km) to the northwest, formerly belonged to the RAF but is now used for gliding by the Cotswold Gliding Club.

Kemble has a popular Primary School with around 100 pupils.

The public house, "The Tavern", is located next to the station.

Kemble also has a combined Post Office and local store providing many essentials.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:09)

 

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