|Shottery is now just about joined on to Stratford, although when I was a kid it was a separate village. It is
of course chiefly known for Anne Hathaway's cottage, but it is a pretty little place with some lovely old
|This postcard was mailed in 1969, although I suspect the view is much
|An interesting postcard from 1908, mailed in Norwich to the Norwich
Co-op ordering a quarter ton of the best house coal to be delivered
before 8pm on Friday !
|"Ann Hathaway's Cottage is situated at Shottery, about one mile west
of Stratford. Here in this picturesque half-timbered building, with a
thatched roof, was born Ann Hathaway, who in 1582 was married to
Shakespeare. They had three childre. Ann survived her husband
about seven years, and was buried beside him in Holy Trinity
|A nice old view of "A Quaint Corner in Shottery" - a real photo
postcard from the 1930s at a guess.
|A postcard by "Jotter".
|A postcard mailed in August 1943.
|A postcard from September 1907, posted from Stratford to Blackpool.
|"The Tapestry Tea and Guest House" - can anyone help with a date ?
|Shottery Manor - a postcard from 1943.
|No date for this postcard, but it is interesting that there is no indication
that it is Anne Hathaway's. Perhaps the tourist industry was not so
well developed at the time.
|Anne Hathaway's Cottage - one of Valentine's very popular
|An excellent photographic postcard of the village.
|Did You Know..........that Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway (1556-1623) in 1582 ? She is
assumed to have grown up in the Hathaway family home, now known as "Anne Hathaway's Cottage".
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