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6th Jul, 2022

Celebrating Shakespeare once again on the streets of Stratford

Editorial Correspondent 26th Apr, 2022 Updated: 26th Apr, 2022

THE STREETS of Stratford were packed once again as the town celebrated the birthday of its most famous son.

Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations returned over the weekend after a three year Covid-enforced absence.

Paul Workman, who has led the processions as William Shakespeare since 2017, raised the traditional quill to mark the unfurling of the ‘birthday banner’ and an explosion of confetti cannons in Bridge Street.

The traditional cradle to the grave procession made its way from the birthplace in Henley Street to the Bard’s grave at Holy Trinity Church.

The colourful celebrations saw the generations come together to honour the 458th anniversary of the playwright’s birth.

Pictures by Marcus Mingins 1622012MMR copyright Bullivant Media

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