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This superb DVD combines remarkable film of the old town from the 1920s to the 1950s, with a wonderful collection of old photographs. The impact of two World Wars, good times and bad, controversy, tragedy, celebrations and landmarks in local history are all featured to provide an insight into one of Britain’s most cherished towns.
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This superb DVD combines remarkable old film of the old town from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, a wonderful collection of old photographs, and local news stories from the archives of the Stratford Herald to paint an absolutely fascinating picture of life in Stratford upon Avon in times gone by. The first Herald was published in 1860, and the news, the gossip, the adverts, the letters and the opinions reflected in its pages over the years bring to life the Stratford of old and show just how much things have changed. The impact of two World Wars, good times and bad, controversy, tragedy, celebrations and landmarks in the town’s history have all been documented by the Herald, and captured on film, and this priceless archive of local life gives us a unique opportunity to look back at a century of life in bygone Stratford.
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