Books about the Institutions of Stratford

SHAKESPEARE PRESS: The memoir of Gerald Jaggard

Andy Jaggard

Shakespeare Press, 2023, 315pp

The completion of an unfinished memoir, being the colourful story of the Shakespeare Bookshop at No. 4 Sheep Street (now The Vintner) and two generations of owners: first Captain William Jaggard and then his son Gerald.

The Story of the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon 1824-2016

Susan Brock and Sylvia Morris

Shakespeare Club, 2016, 164pp

The oldest Shakespeare Club in the world, responsible for many improvements in Holy Trinity Church in the 19th century, and for initiating the Shakespeare birthday parade

Stratford's Reluctant Charities: The story of the Guild and College estates

Richard Eggington

Stratford Town Trust, 2013, 56pp

Tracing the evolution of the charitable estates of the Guild of the Holy Cross and the College of Priests since medieval times to the present-day Town Trust

King Edward VI School Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare's School

Richard Pearson

Gresham Books, 2008, 410pp

Origins and development of KES School and its growth over the past 150 years

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: A personal memoir

Levi Fox

Jarrold, 1997, 358pp

Written by the Director of the SBT from 1945 to 1989 who made a huge contribution to the study of the history of the town

A History of Stratford Mop Fair

Nicholas Fogg

Bob Wilson & Sons, 1996, 24pp

Published to celebrate the  800th anniversary of Stratford's first charter

An Illustrated History of the Stratford upon Avon Choral Society

Diana M. Brownhill

Bloomfield, 1985, 201pp

A celebration of the first 150 years 1836-1986

A Triumph of Hope: The story of the National Farmers Union

Victor Head

National Farmers Union, 1985, 125pp

History of the NFU since its foundation in 1910 to provide general insurance for rural communities, long activity in Church Street, and move in the 1980s to a new building in Tiddington

Flashback: A pictorial history of the Royal Shakespeare Company 1879-1979

Micheline Steinberg

RSC Publications, 1985, 126pp

Richly illustrated history of RSC productions and actors over a century since the opening of the first Memorial Theatre

The Figure of the House

John Bott

Royal Shakespeare Company / Herald Press, 1974, 48pp

Profusely illustrated booklet about the rebuilding of the theatre in a very different style after the disastrous fire in 1926.

The Story of Methodism in Stratford-upon-Avon

J. S. M. Hooper

Herald Press, 1962, 32pp

Looking back at how Methodism had developed in Stratford since 1819, to mark the building of the new church in Old Town.

Stratford Mosaic: The Shakespeare Club and A Medley of Memories

Gerald Jaggard

Christopher Johnson, 1960, 176pp

Delightful miscellany of anecdotes, poems and reflections on life in Stratford