A Week of Celebrations: The Queen's 90th Birthday and Shakespeare's Anniversary!

Elizabeth thanks our towns, villages and volunteers after Stratford and South Warwickshire do the country proud with a week of superb celebrations.


Stratford was host to a selection of special events, including the annual parade through the town, to commemorate Shakespeare's birthday. This is traditionally celebrated on the anniversary of his death, which this year reached the milestone of 400 years.

Elizabeth said, "A huge well done to everyone who helped, attended and made this weekend possible. All eyes were on Stratford this weekend as we celebrated the life of its most famous son, an icon of English literature, William Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary of his birth/death. The town lived up to expectations and it was a real community effort, using the help of many local volunteers. What a wonderful experience!"

Throughout the week leading up to the big weekend, Elizabeth had also been attending a number of community events, including one of the districts beacon lighting ceremonies for the Queen's 90th Birthday.

Of the beacon lighting held in Studley, Elizabeth said, "A huge thank you to the organisers. I attended with my children who had a fantastic time. It was lovely to see everyone out, there was a real sense of community. I have to give a special mention about the fireworks display, which was superb!"


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