Film: 7484

Places + Locations | 1920 | Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

Places of interest in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire 1920's Shots of villages around Stratford that could be said to be part of 'Shakespeare Country'. Very nice idyllic views of English village life.

Shots of both the exterior and interior of the house in Stratford in which William Shakespeare was supposedly born. Shots of the interior and exterior of Shakespeare's school. Shots of the sign that directs the visitor to Hathaway's Cottage. Shottery Village, half beamed houses. Shire horses being led by man. A path through a wood in Britain. The Hathaway Cottage, thatched, 16th century cottage, interior and exterior. Stills of the Memorial Theatre by the River Avon before its destruction. Shots of the theatre without a roof. Shakespeare Press in Stratford. Manicured gardens at New Place. Interior and exterior of church.
Country road in Britain. Dog runs past camera as horse and cart move towards it. Shots of Stratford. Pebworth, houses, church, people relaxing. Shots of bridge across river. Woman sweeping steps that lead up to front door of semi-detached house. Broadway, horse drawn cart manoeveuring round Broadway's village green. Girl pumping water out of water pump in back garden. Tredington and its 'very interesting church' (sign outside the church). Fast moving river (River Avon?). Monument near Moreton Marsh which stands alone with trees around it and bears the names of the four countries which meet at this point in England. Shots of swans on weir. Shire horse eating grass behind village stocks. Dick Whittington's birthplace at Long Compton. Old woman holding cat in her arms. Boy clambering over five bar gate. Evesham, Tewkesbury. Tewkesbury church, interior and exterior. Havard House, a house from the Middle Ages. Warwick castle. Kenilworth.


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