People of Stratford-upon-Avon

 

A long term series I started in 2012 that looks at the people living and working in my hometown, the historic Stratford-upon-Avon, England

 

Schoolmaster actor and tour guide, Shakespeare's Schoolroom, tourist attraction

Millionaire philanthropist Tony Bird with his dog Harry. Tony owns a large amount of property in Stratford

Swan recovery by Cyril Bennis, an ex mayor and main rescuer of Swan Rescue

Andrew Swinn, now retired, was conductor of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra for 47 years

Emeritus professor of Warwick university and Shakespeare writer James Ronnie Mulryne

Man gardening

Woman plays the piano in her living room after church

Woman in her narrowboat at Stratford's famous River Festival

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Man in his narrowboat

Boy on a BMX jumps a ramp in the skate park behind the lesser centre

GaGa charity Ostrich BBQ to raise funds for charities working in Africa

Narrowboat goes through a lock in the canal basin near the town centre during a busy weekend

Man selling balloons on a tourist heavy weekend

Stratford Obelisk put up by an MP for his brother in 1876

Man fishing opposite the RSC theatre

Stratford is a tourist heavy town

The Mop fair comes for two nights each year

Twins shout at pigeons

A student of Stratford college photographing a snowy street

Santa arrives upstairs at Christmas lights switching on

And Morris Dancers downstairs

Each year there is a Shakespeare birthday celebration parade, started years ago by King Edward VI School, known locally as KES

Part of the celebration is a giant animatronic Lady Godiva

Remembrance day, war veterans exit Holy Trinity Stratford-upon-Avon Church

Dredging the river

A man who works for the Avon Navigation Trust

A contractor who regularly works with the man above

Stratford's Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi

Now Ex-Mayor of Stratford Ian Fradgley

Stratford's famous River Festival