Stratford-on-Avon and the Shakespeare Country

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byHarold Hannyngton Child

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I STRATFORD-ON-AVON (i.e. the ford on the street or great high road to the N.) is a thriving country town, clean and well lit. A big brewery and an iron foundry employ many hands, and the wharves on the canal are busy; but the chief industry is the entertainment of tourists. From the opening of the season with the Birthday Celebrations in April to its close with the approach of winter, thirty or forty thousand people come annually to tax the resources of the town; and the proprietors of the many and comfortable hotels take as a matter of course a telegram from Cook or Gaze ordering food and beds for a party of two or three hundred at a day's notice. The visitor who sets out with a pocketful of sixpences and refuses to be hurried, will find Stratford a pleasant place; and when exhausted with sight-seeing may rest in a boat on the river, or in the meadows beyond the foot-bridge below the church, from which both river and town look their best. Boats may be had of Mr Davis, 59 Waterside, at the Swan's Nest Inn or at the Unicorn Hotel, near the Clopton Bridge. The charge is usually 2/ the 1st hour; 1/6 every hour after, or 5/6 the half day. A steamboat runs short trips from just below the Clopton Bridge. Carriages can be hired at any of the hotels; the charges being much as follows: by the hour, 3/6; the town and Shottery, 7/6; Shottery only, 4/; Warwick, from 12/6; Charlecote and Warwick, 15/; Kenilworth, £l, Js.; the Warwick and Kenilworth round, l£ gs. Bathing.--The public bathing place in the river is reached from the Alveston Road. Admission free: hours for men; weekdays till 10 A.m., and after 12 noon; Sunday till 10 A.M.; for women, 10.15 to 11.45 A.M. on week days only. From the G.W.R. Station a short walk down the Alcester Road and Greenhill ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I STRATFORD-ON-AVON (i.e. the ford on the street or great high road to the N.) is a thriving country town, clean and well lit. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217996426

ISBN - 13:9780217996426

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