Thursday, April 5, 2012

Roamy visits Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare!

Rushing from the car park, Roamy couldn't wait to view the River Avon first. The thought of a 3.5mile ramble straight after his breakfast of wild mushrooms on toast wasn't Roamy's idea of fun, but Stratford Boat Club and their accompanying river craft was a much better option for his wee sea-legs.

Gower Memorial, Stratford-upon-Avon
This memorial to Shakespeare is situated in Bancroft Gardens in Stratford.

The seated figure of William Shakespeare is flanked by life-size statues of Lady Macbeth, Prince Hal, Hamlet, Henry V, and Falstaff, representing Philosophy, Tragedy, History, & Comedy. The memorial was sponsored by Lord Ronald Sutherland -Gower, who presented it to the town of Stratford in 1888.

Resting on Lady Macbeths hands, Roamy looks a little uneasy with her dour expression .

For a little light relief, our tiny hero visits Falstaff and they certainly got on like 'a house on fire' both sharing stories of lifes adventures.


Alas Poor Roamy....Hamlet contemplates about Yoricks skull along
with a very small, additional cast member .

Royal Shakespeare Company - Theatre

Running to the bridge en route to the theatre, he stops and waits for a quick photo

Inside the gift shop our wee friend loses himself within Shakespeares literary gems

Finding the books a little hard going, Roamy decides to have a bit of fun with toys of William S, Bottom the donkey and his old mate Hamlet

Shakespeares Birthplace
Shakespeare's Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house situated in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, where it is believed that William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and spent his childhood years. 

Shakespeare Everywhere
There is no doubt in Roamy's mind as to who used to live in Stratford:

Even a bank

At the end of our exploring we decide it's time to find a tea-room
 and some of Roamy's favourite things - CAKES!

We've absolutely loved spending time with and getting to know Roamy. He's a real little gentleman and we'll all miss him.  Keep following his blog -  the wee chap's off to another country in the British Isles next - Wales

Opposite the main building, Roamy finds a life-ring is the perfect place to take a rest and view the theatre. 


  1. What fun! Now I feel as if I must book a trip!

  2. Roamy is one LUCKY gnome. Wish I could've gone with him!!

  3. Roamy is having a good trip so far. Maybe he'll get to sing a wee bit in Wales.

  4. What has happened to Roamy? Should we be worried that he's in need of a rescue?

    Or perhaps he's competing in the Olympics?

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  6. Great photos. Shakespeare (in the 4th picture)looks like he is hiding a light saber behind his back