[ May, 2013 ] At the weekend of one of the few Bank Holidays in the UK, we joined a tour to visit mid England and north Wales.
Tours are always useful for ordinary workers who do not have enough time.
The first place we visited was Stratford-upon-Avon, which is famous for Shakespeare.
We went to his birthplace.
We learned that his father was glove maker and sold them, too.
He also did wool trading and the family was the typical middle class at the end of 16th century.
His father died in 1601 and the house went to William Shakespeare himself, and he made it an inn.
What I was surprised about was the fact that this organisation Shakespeares Birthplace Fund was started in 1847, more than 160 years ago.
The English spirit which tries to preserve old heritage and pass it on to the next generation has been here for a long time.
By the way it costs about £15 to enter the house.
First, you will learn general things about Shakespeare and then go out to the garden.
From there, you will enter the house.
There are guides every room in the house, and they were answering the questions of tourists who came in the house one after another.