Vintage Stratford & Saturday's Fair
|The Fair's First Visit To Stratford|
|The High Street In Bygone Stratford|
I cannot remember where we found a little book called Shakespeare-Land although I like to imagine that it was on a summer's day several years ago when we visited Charlecote Park and stumbled across a tiny second-hand book store where the cold stone walls provided welcome respite from the heat outside. It is thought that the 'Bard of Avon' was arrested for steeling deer from the park at Charlecote.
|Anne Hathaway's Cottage|
|Shakespeare's Birthplace On Henley Street|
|Mary Arden's House|
Mary Arden was Shakespeare's mother and she lived a couple of miles from Stratford in a village called Wilmcote.
|The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre|
The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opened in 1932 and sits beside the River Avon. Just over half of the funds raised for it's construction came from America.
|Holy Trinity Church|
Shakespeare is buried in Holy Trinity Church which is situated on Old Town and it is probably the most visited parish church in England.
|The Guild Chapel|
Shakespeare's England can be found by visiting these places and in a similar way one finds a way to connect to the past through 'vintage'. How nice it is that everyday things from a bygone time have the chance to become cherished again.
|Stratford Town Hall 2013|
This is the Town Hall on a rainy winter's day. Reassuringly the dark coloured noticeboard hanging on the wall behind the lamp-post can be seen in the vintage picture of the High Street painted seventy years earlier.