On Saturday 23rd April 2016, the official anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and death, it felt as if the entire world had descended on the picturesque Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The streets were heaving with visitors from far and wide, and the world’s media were represented in vast numbers.
Celebrating this special, 400th anniversary year since the death of Shakespeare, the annual parade was, once again, a vibrant mixture of local school children, scholars and members of various organisations – including a New Orleans jazz band that lent a celebratory feel to proceedings!
Making its way through the very streets that would have been so familiar to Shakespeare himself, the lively procession made its way to his final resting place in Holy Trinity Church where thousands flocked to lay flowers in remembrance.
Here are some images from the special day…