Shottery

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Shottery is a small village a mile west of Stratford-Upon-Avon; nowadays, it is considered a part of the town, but it retains the feeling of a distinct village.

History and amenities

The village has a village hall, one pub (The Bell Inn) and the Santa Lucia Italian cuisine restaurant, opposite the pub, which has now closed. Patsy and Enzo Auricchio ran the restaurant since the early 1990's, gaining a notable reputation across Warwickshire with many regular celebrity customers - as depicted by the photos and handwritten letters across the restaurant's back wall. There is one secondary school, Shottery Girls Grammar, and one primary school, Shottery St Andrew's CofE Primary School that has been open since the mid-19th century. The school has been threatened with closure numerous times due to local spending cuts, however locals have always managed to raise the funds required to keep the school open. The village shop and Post Office closed in the 1990s and is now a private house.

The local park, Shottery Fields, contains two sub standard football pitches and a children's play area. The Fields retain distinctive "ditch and furrow" undulations, marking medieval field systems.

The village has a Rugby Club, , which is now based at Stratford's Rugby ground, Pearcecroft, on the Loxley Road, south Stratford. The club was founded by the Reverend David Capron, Vicar of St Andrew's church in the 1984. The Club has an excellent reputation both on and off the field of...
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