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Today I'd like to welcome guest blogger Jann Tracy, author of Marie Corelli: Shakespeare's Champion back to the site. She is going to tell us about local businessman and entrepreneur, Fred Winter. *** In June 1858 Frederick Winter opened his first store in Stratford-upon-Avon, at 17 & 18 High Street. Twenty-three years later, Frederick and... Continue Reading →
Although restrictions on going out for a walk have been relaxed somewhat, must of us won’t be able to visit a maze. But when, in the future, the opportunity arises, a maze is a great way to spend an afternoon. What is the difference between a maze and a labyrinth? The first mazes weren’t actually... Continue Reading →
Although Charlecote Park, Warwickshire is closed at the moment, due to the current social distancing regulations, we can still enjoy its history. Charlecote Park, managed by the National Trust, lies 5.4 miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon. In the 1550s the estate was at the south edge of the Forest of Arden, but over time the landscape... Continue Reading →
Hello, and a very Happy 2020! I thought I'd start the new year with a guest post (below), from author Jann Tracy. It's particularly appropriate if any of you are suffering from last night's revels. Enjoy! The earliest records of brewing have been found in Egypt, about 2000 BC, so when John Shakespeare, a glover... Continue Reading →
Over the summer, I was interviewed by Lorrayn de Peyer on her Sid Valley radio show. This was a great opportunity to talk a bit more about writing and its benefits. What is it you do. What services do you offer? I'm an author, editor and writing coach. I also run workshops for writers. How... Continue Reading →