|Henley Street and Shakespeare's Birthplace
| There are many postcards of the Birthplace, probably one of the most photographed places in the country. Early 20th Century postcard artists
liked to enhance such views by adding people, animals and vehicles, a horse and cart appearing almost obligatory !
|An unused and undated postcard from the early years of the 20th
Century. Some interesting vehicles and bystanders.
|A postcard from 1937 - with an Edward VIII stamp. The car on the right
looks as though it is having a wheel changed.
|Two unused postcards of the Birthplace, both probably from the 1920s or 30s.
|Two more postcards of the Birthplace Gardens - the card on the left was mailed in 1915.
|This postcard was reproduced from a painting by Adrian Hill.
|Shakespeare's Birthplace Gardens.
|A postcard which was posted (to my great-uncle Charlie !) in 1907,
showing Shakespeare's Birthplace in 1858.
|An interesting postcard of the Free Library and Technical College in
Henley Street, posted in November 1918 from Stratford to London.
The writer states "It is snowing lovely here; ground well covered".
|Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon is home to Shakespeare's Birthplace, a sixteenth century
half-timbered house which has been restored and opened to the public for many years. Most of
Henley Street has been closed to traffic because of the huge numbers of visitors. The
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust building now adjoins the Birthplace.
| Two old postcards which show Shakespeare's Birthplace before its restoration.
|Another "pre-restoration" postcard, mailed in 1905.
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