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Shakespeare at Silver Street

Above: City Plaque on the low retaining wall of the churchyard of St Olave, Silver Street. You may already be aware that the evidence for William Shakespeare’s life is remarkably small. For someone so famous you would think that every … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Plays

Above: Front page of the First Folio. William Shakespeare (born 23 April 1564) died on his birthday in 1616. This year, therefore, we celebrate the 400th anniversary of his death. As far as we know, Shakespeare’s life was a busy … Continue reading

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Swan with Two Necks Inn, Lad Lane

Above: A print (probably dating from some time in the 1820s) showing the large yard of the inn. The coach office is to the left with a board outside, advertising the services. Nearby is a coachman, with a whip in … Continue reading

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St Olave, Silver Street

 Above: A stone mounted on the wall of the original churchyard. The church is believed to have been in existence by 1000. The first mention was 1181 as ‘St Olave de Mukewellestrate’. The dedication is to the Norwegian King Olaf … Continue reading

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