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Bidford On Avon, High Street 1899

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Bidford-on-Avon is one of eight villages satirically described in a rhyme attributed to William Shakespeare and penned after a heavy drinking session. The rhyme goes: 'Piping Pepworth, Dancing Marston, Haunted Hillborough, Hungry Grafton, Dodging Exhall, Papist Wixford, Beggarly Broom, Drunken Bidford'. This picturesque street still retains some 15th- and 16th-century half-timbered buildings.

Memories of Bidford-on-Avon

The Masons Arms Later To Be The Anglo Saxon

Somebody going to the pub. well this is Bidford. Masons Arms on the left and The White Lion on the right. My parents, Alick and Iris, ran 'The Anglo' from 1969 to 1987. Too many memories to recount. What a fantastic 18 years we had!!!!! Anybody remember 'The Bidford Triangle'? THE ...Read full memory

This Was My House!

My name is Carol Sweetzer O'Brien.... and yes this is Sweetzer's shop on the right and my house Bell Court.


The Rileys moved to Bidford in 1959, rented rooms at Arther Stilgos in Grafton Lane, when I was 13.  I had a paper round for the Sweetzers and attended school in Victoria Road, ah, seems like only yesterday. Alan Riley I now live in cornwall

My Home Town

Sweetzers shop on the right - used to get our ice cream and sweets from there on Saturday nights after seeing Aston Villa in Birmingham. Dad would always treat us with fish and chips, ice cream and some bon bons .. great days. Just before the shop on the right is the entrance for the village library. Mum, my sister and ...Read full memory

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