|The Queen and Prince Philip visit Stratford in 1959|
|An early view of the Shops (in background)|
|The mammoth 1907 Shops structure|
|Interior of the 1907 structure today|
And it started in a tent! A tent raised in Queen’s Park, the anchor of the Stratford parks system.
I believe that Stratford the theatre town is a far richer, more interesting place to live – a place more likely to attract people of imagination and creative enterprise – for having once been the Stratford renowned for furniture factories and railways. Our parklands, our architecture, the spaces created by our predecessors: this is our heritage landscape.