What comes to mind when you think about Stratford-upon-Avon icons? William Shakespeare and swans on the Avon perhaps. Well this fantastic footage published by the good people at Stratford Swan Avon has both – sort of, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and a lost swan.
The hapless swan had to be rescued by local ‘swan man’ Cyril Bennis after it crashed landed on to Birmingham Road. Cyril popped it in a harness and gave it a croggy* back down to the safety of the river.
Happy endings – tragedy averted… just how we like it in Stratford.
*croggy – Midlands/Northern dialect = a passenger ride on a bicycle.
Seen any other more ‘Stratfordy’ sights, let us know! (email news@stratford-herald)