Our 12 month's Shakespeare Five House Passes are on the verge of expiring so on Saturday D and I decided to return to Stratford and re-visit Hall's Croft and Holy Trinity Church.
We stopped off at the newsagents in Wootton Wawen to buy some papers and opposite is the beautiful St Peter's Church - a Saxon Sanctuary and a church I really must visit again.
The car park not far from the rear of the Courtyard Theatre is open at weekends and in an ideal location for visiting "Old Town" Stratford.
The temperature was only just above freezing so I am not surprised that there was no-one on the upper deck of the Stratford Sightseeing Tour Bus!
Hall's Croft was built in 1613 and was the home of William Shakespeare's daughter Susanna and her husband the physician Dr John Hall until Shakespeare's death when they moved to New Place.
Apothecary tools and equipment
The mulberry tree in the walled garden is at least 150 years old.
Snowdrops on the verge of flowering.
There is presently a very interesting exhibition commemorating 100 years since the First World War.
We had lunch in the tearoom - I was very good and managed to resist all the cakes and this Tudor Vegetable Stew with Rye Bread was really delicious.
After lunch I revisited the very lovely and historic Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare and some of his family are buried which I'll save for another post.