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Vintage Postcard SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND

William Shakespeare's birthplaceStratford-on-AvonWarwickshire
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William Shakespeare was born in 1564.  He wrote at least 37 plays and collaborated on several more.  Many of these plays were very successful, both at court and in the public playhouses.  In 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theatre and returned to Stratford-on-Avon.  He died and was buried there in 1616.
His plays were comedies, histories and tragedies.  His 17 comedies include A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Merry Wives of Windsor.Among his 10 history plays are Henry V and Richard III.The most famous among his 10 tragedies are Hamlet, Othello and King Lear.
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Vintage Postcard: The Rockery, Preston Park, Brighton, Sussex, England

The Rockery - Preston Park - Brighton - SussexThis Postcard is in a very good condition and has not been posted
Preston Park is probably the most well-known park in Brighton, and is an important landmark for visitors travelling into Brighton from the north.There are 63 acres of parkland, a formal rose garden, six bowling greens, twelve tennis courts, a children's playground, a croquet lawn, a garden for the blind and a small pond with stepping stones.The Rockery, the largest municipal rock garden in Britain, contains wonderful plants and was built with 1,350 tons of Cheddar stone.  It is reputed that the design of the garden is similar to that of the popular Willow pattern.
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POSTCARD OF THE PARKROYAL HOTEL, CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

The ParkRoyal Hotel, Christchurch, New ZealandPosted in 1989
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Sadly, the ParkRoyal Hotel was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake and has now been grassed over.  The picture below shows the demolition of this once majestic building.

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