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Caption for Wilmcote, The Green And Swan Guest House C1955: With all those pilgrims coming to visit what they thought was Mary Arden's house, it was obviously necessary for Wilmcote to provide refreshments and accommodation, and The Swan did just that. The majority of tourists these days visit only briefly, often covering the whole of 'Shakespeare Country' in one day.

Memories of Wilmcote

My father was a builder doing war work whereever he was sent. My parents wanted all the family to be together so we all arrived in Wilmcote, my mother, father and older brother and I. We lived in an old train carriage which had been transformed into a temporary home for us. It was situated in the grounds of the home (...Read full memory)

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