Hello – Welcome to WDEOD, a site full of Doris’ photographs!
Its purpose is to share the shots she took in her 50+ years of travel. I’m trying to do a post a film – so one tour may have many posts.
To see what I’ve put up so far, use the menu (three lines up there ↑ if you are on a phone or tablet) to go to a place or a year.
I believe these compliment the pictures taken same place 1961 – see here.
I did ponder whether they were taken at the same time but decided against as one photo in that set had an almost identical shot which had a date printed.
One thing I noticed was that 1961 Anne Hathaway’s cottage was quiet – here you can see the queues, probably stretching down the street.
I think PAC155 is a Sunbeam Talbot circa 1954. AC means it was registered in Warwickshire. In front of it, WUE4, also Warwickshire registered is the rear or a 1957 Morris 1000 (I think the rear window is bigger than on the Minor).
This area is now pedestrianised and Google have not got someone to walk down there. This must be an extension to the house where Shakespeare was born …
… which is here.
Nowadays the pub has extended into the next building. The pole for the flag is still there, but the flag has gone. Perhaps that will be a challenge to anyone visiting from the US to put one back. I’m sure they won’t mind. The picture mounts have July 1964 so maybe it was the 4th.
This is still called ‘New Place’
The type of sign has disappeared from British streets. It says “No Waiting This Side Today” I’m not sure it is clear with the smaller resoloution I have to use to maximise the number of images I can have, but I can see that the bottom half of the circle looks like it can swing up and cover the top. Presumably a different instruction within. Also a challenge to any 12 year old.
This is the same sign from the other side.
Anne Hathaway (the wife of Shakespeare, not the actress)’s cottage and lots of people.
Shakespeare is buried here, somewhere.
This is the Shakespeare Hotel on Chapel St. Next door is the Town Hall which clearly states ‘GOD SAVE THE KING’ below the first floor windows. That is still there today, but much faded. The inscription was first made for George III.