Stratford-upon-Avon - Bridge Street
Old Postcard, Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
A super postcard from the early 1900s - Pargetter's is visible, as is the
"Old Red Lion" and "R M Bird & Co"  - and my old bedroom window !!
Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's Birthday Procession
This postcard is of the Birthday procession leaving Henley Street and
passing Barclays Bank. From the clothes etc it appears to be just
before or just after the war.
Stratford-upon-Avon, Bridge Street
An almost identical view, probably from the early 1930s - not much
traffic about !!
War Memorial, Stratford-upon-Avon, Old Postcard
The War Memorial in the 1920s. Look at the horse and cart going down
Bridge Street the wrong way !! I wonder if that is Dick Timms from the
Bathing Place.
A view of Bridge Street, mailed on 23 April 1964. It shows the flags
unfurled after the Birthday Celebrations. A good view of the "George".
This postcard from 1977shows the  "Anchor" on the corner of
Waterside - probably by then renamed "Encore" - and also the
Mulberries on the right.
Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Another view of the War Memorial from the 1920s.
Stratford-upon-Avon, Bridge Street, Old Postcard
An  old postcard by W W Quatremain - not one of his best - dated 1924.
Some rather odd vehicles, but it clearly shows the "Red Horse" and
the "Golden Lion".
A great old postcard by Judges, an excellent example of the
high-quality photography for which this company was famous. This
card was posted in 1921. The "Mulberries" and R M Bird's are clearly
Red Horse Hotel Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
The "Red Horse", a postcard which is probably from the early 20s.
Red Horse Hotel
Washington Irving Room, Red Horse, Stratford-upon-Avon
A postcard entitled "Washington Irving's Parlour" - the Red Horse
Hotel, Stratford-on-Avon.
This postcard of the Washington Irving Room at the Red Horse was
mailed in 1906.
Red Horse, Bridge Street, Stratford
Golden Lion, Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
The "Golden Lion" - know in Shakespeare's time as "Ye Peacocke
Inn" - stood next door to the "Red Horse". For a brief history of this
Inn, click on the following link.
The Golden Lion
Many Canadian and American servicemen were billeted here during
World War II - they used to drink in Bird's, the Anchor and the George.  
Red Horse and Golden Lion, Stratford-upon-Avon
Bridge Street, Shakespeare's Birthday 1914
The two postcards above and the snow scene below were provided by Richard Hayden from Exeter. The card on the left, posted in 1924,
shows the "Red Horse" and the "Golden Lion" with Bert Phipps' greengrocers shop just appearing on the right and the "Royal" luncheon and
tea rooms on the left.  The card on the right shows the Birthday Celebrations in Bridge Street in 1914.
Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Old Postcard, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bridge Street
This card possibly dates from the war years when I was living at R M
Bird's - there is a military vehicle outside the "Red Horse", where
Canadian airforcemen were stationed. Notice the pub sign for the
"Anchor" - renamed with great subtlety the "Encore" in the 60s or 70s !
Bridge Street in what would appear to be the early 1930s - the traffic is
already beginning to increase.  
Stratford, Bridge Street
Coronation Crown, Bridge Street, Stratford
Another card from a painting by W W Quatremain. This view of the top
of Bridge Street was posted in 1931.
This view of the top of Bridge Street appears to date from the late

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The Shakespeare Gallery at the top of Bridge Street.
Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare's Birthday 1908.
Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Prince of Wales visit
Bridge St decked out for the visit of the Prince of Wales - later Edward
VIII - on June 14th 1923.
Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare's Birthday 1938.
The top of Bridge Street.
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