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Gastrell on Trial – Victim or Villain?

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The infamous Reverend Gastrell returned to New Place this summer to defend his legacy, begging the question: was he the villain who destroyed New Place or a victim of history?

Vivienne Bayliss
New Place

The Gardens of Shakespeare's New Place: June

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A fiery globe flings heat over our nation, our towns, villages, and grasslands… wastelands. There are murmurings of hose pipe bans, while many, not all, dream of England’s young football squad winning the Fifa World Cup, Andy Murray returning to Wimbledon

Jane Shaw
Gardens New Place

The Gardens of Shakespeare's New Place: July

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The heatwave continues. It sucks juices out of the earth, reaches temperatures that break meteorological records held since the year of 1910. Hot. Gritty. Dry. The mortar of the earth — Split-ting. Not unlike people the roots of some plants are withered a

Jane Shaw
Gardens New Place