Stratford's heritage on the right track with new trail leaflet - The Stratford Observer

Stratford's heritage on the right track with new trail leaflet

Stratford Editorial 10th Apr, 2024   0

THERE’S a new way to enjoy Stratford’s historic buildings,

A Riverside Heritage Trail leaflet was unveiled at Stratford Visitor Information Centre on Monday (April 8).

The aim of the trail, launched by the Stratford Historic Buildings Trust, is to encourage both visitors and locals alike to discover more about the history of the town and especially its many historic buildings.

The two mile circular route includes familiar Shakespearian venues like the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Birthplace, but also takes in a number of less well-known streets like Old Town, Sheep Street, Ely Street and Rother Street.

And while the trail recognises the importance of Shakespeare and Shakespeare tourism, it aims to show that Stratford is also a fascinating historic town in its own right.

The new leaflet was made possible by cash raised by National Lottery players.

The trail has been written by Chris Rice, a freelance curator, historic buildings expert and heritage project manager on behalf of SHBT.

SHBT trustee Roger Davis said: “We are delighted to be able to launch this new heritage trail thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. We hope it will enable visitors and locals alike to discover some of the hidden histories of the town.”

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