F. W. Fairholt in his 1847 work “Home of Shakspere” relates that an old oak chair owned and well-used by John Shakespeare and his son William, at their home in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, attracted the attention of a certain Princess Czartoryska. In 1790, during a visit to the Henley Street property to discover more about […]
I have a new Stratford-upon-Avon store online at zazzle.com with images of William Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon. I thought it time to put to good use some of the many images languishing on my hard-drive. The Gower Memorial to William Shakespeare Post CardCheck Price Almshouses, Stratford-upon-Avon PostcardsCheck Price Christmas, Shakespeare’s Birthplace Post CardCheck Price Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon Post CardCheck […]
Heady scent of wallflowers amongst the tulips, in the gardens at Hall’s Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon, 15th April 2014. Hall’s Croft was the home of William Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, a physician, Dr John Hall. The celebrated Victorian writer and author, Marie Corelli, lived briefly at Hall’s Croft.
Stratford-upon-Avon always does itself proud in the summer with its window boxes and hanging baskets. Here’s just a taster: first, hanging baskets in front of Shakespeare’s birthplace and second, flower tubs and hanging baskets in Red Lion Square, off Bridge Street. (Click the images to see the larger versions).
There was a rare opening of Harvard House in Stratford-upon-Avon today. The house was formerly the home of the mother of John Harvard, John Harvard being the founder of Harvard University. It’s usually closed and looks rather sad and unloved despite being one of the finest old houses in Stratford. But in acknowledgement of American […]