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John Shakespeare – William’s father – lived and worked in the house known today as Shakespeare’s Birthplace. John married Mary Arden in about 1557 and William was born in 1564, the third of their eight children.
In 1568 John became the Mayor of Stratford, which was the highest elective office in the town. It was because [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Jan 7th 2023

Parts of the Guild Chapel may date back to 1269 when the Guild of the Holy Cross was given permission to build a hospital and chapel. The chancel was rebuilt in the 1450s and the nave, porch and west tower were reconstructed in the 1490s This later work was funded by Hugh Clopton (died 1496), [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 4th 2023

Some special moments and memories from 2022, one from each month of the year. The photographs are taken from a calendar that I created for myself and due to the printing deadline, December’s photograph is also from November.
1. The Inclined Plane, Coalport, 2. Lichfield Cathedral, 3. Local Pathway, 4. Llangollen Canal Nr Chirk Aqueduct, 5. [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 1st 2023

14 Comments CherryPie on Dec 22nd 2022

The words ‘God Save The King 1769 are embellished on the side of Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall.

The Hall was built in the reign of Charles I and throughout its chequered history has seen calamitous events including being extensively damaged from a gunpowder explosion in 1643.  Just over a century later the Hall was actually pulled down [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 21st 2022

We set off a little later than planned because Mr C had been away in London at a conference and needed to pack.
With lunch in mind, just outside of Stratford, we noticed a Dobbies garden centre. We negotiated around a car crash that was outside the garden centre but, on arrival at the cafe we [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 5th 2022

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