A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day)

I don’t know about you but I’m busy putting up sandbags and barbed wire around the hobbit house here on Trinity Mead. I’m getting ready for the UK’S July 4th Independence Day er…celebrations. Or as I call it, A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day). Why? I apologise for being aContinue reading A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day)

The mysterious case of the incessantly barking dog of Trinity Mead

I am aware that in these unusual times there are probably more important things to write about than ‘The mysterious case of the incessantly barking dog of Trinity Mead’. But this is something that has been concerning me for some time now. And as the strange effects of these plague-ridden times change our lives bothContinue reading The mysterious case of the incessantly barking dog of Trinity Mead

10 reasons why living in Stratford upon Avon is OK

I thought it was about time I made an effort. That I girded my loins. That I forced a smile upon my face and put my mind to being positive. Easier than I thought, here are 10 reasons why living in Stratford upon Avon is OK. In no particular order… The River. There’s something aboutContinue reading 10 reasons why living in Stratford upon Avon is OK

Transport of Delight by Ian Harris. Performed by James Huxstable. Click Me.

This is a short monologue written by me (Ian Harris) and performed by the remarkable James Huxtable. This and other monologues can be found on message in a bottle on FaceBook HERE   ‘Transport of Delight’ is adult material.   'TRANSPORT OF DELIGHT' by Ian HarrisThis one's a TOUCH more lewd than your everyday material inContinue reading Transport of Delight by Ian Harris. Performed by James Huxstable. Click Me.

Trinity Mead, Stratford upon Avon. 

Trinity Mead, Stratford upon Avon is, in my opinion a pleasant enough place to live. All human life is here. From the theatre lover to the drug dealer. From the piss-head to the pensioner. In line with a lot of ‘recent-builds’ it has nooks and crannies. By which I mean there are segments of theContinue reading Trinity Mead, Stratford upon Avon. 

A Poem to mark the demise of the Stratford upon Avon Herald

On the sad demise of the Stratford upon Avon Herald. So goodbye my old Herald The last parp on your horn You’ve been around so very long Published before Christ was born. So long my dear old paper So proud and yet so thin. Never enough news to go around That would make your pressesContinue reading A Poem to mark the demise of the Stratford upon Avon Herald

Stratford upon Avon man goes for World ‘Holding Breath Underwater’ Record

[bctt tweet=”mad as box of frogs” username=”thestratfordian”]Not many people know this but the world ‘holding breath underwater’ record is held by Aleix Segura Vendrell from Spain. A free diver, he held his breath in Barcelona for 24 mins 3.45 secs on the 28th Feb 2016. When that news got back to Stratford upon Avon ManContinue reading Stratford upon Avon man goes for World ‘Holding Breath Underwater’ Record

Stratford upon Avon man in Guinness book of records for 2nd time

2004 was a year that Henry Cullander will never forget. It was the year he claimed an entry in the world-famous Guinness book of records for having the largest collection of Spats in the world. He remembers it vividly,    ‘I was invited all over the world to talk to fashion people about the possibilityContinue reading Stratford upon Avon man in Guinness book of records for 2nd time

Clergyman levitates before surprised Congregation

‘I was as surprised as anyone’ says shocked Clergyman Rev George Tinkler. ‘The strange thing was I had no idea anything untoward was happening until I heard gasps from the congregation. I was well into my sermon on the Holy Spirit, in fact unusually for me I had my eyes closed such was the passionContinue reading Clergyman levitates before surprised Congregation

Local MP abducted by Aliens?

Members of the Conservative party in Stratford upon Avon are concerned tonight by the apparent disappearance of Local Member of Parliament Latrine Bizarrio. Last seen watching news reports of Boris Johnson’s new Cabinet by Arthur Toady (79) boot boy & general dogsbody at Conservative headquarters in Old Town Stratford upon Avon, members have called anContinue reading Local MP abducted by Aliens?

Sandal find begs question: Did Jesus visit Stratford upon Avon?

The remains of an old sandal fished out of the river Avon by a fisherman having a bad day, has started an argument that could go on and on and on and on…. etc. Disappointed yet, fascinated by the unusual discovery,  fisherman Roderick Cheek used his own money to have the item carbon dated andContinue reading Sandal find begs question: Did Jesus visit Stratford upon Avon?

Village newcomers complain about expulsion of gas from livestock

‘We knew when we moved from Kensington to this lovely little village that it would be a life-changer. We accepted the fact that our neighbours would more than likely keep pigs and the Church bells would ring on Sundays. Even the idea of an embarrassing village idiot walking around all day with his flies undoneContinue reading Village newcomers complain about expulsion of gas from livestock

Trump to be awarded the Freedom of Stratford upon Avon

The White House greeted the news that President Trump could be awarded the Freedom of Stratford upon Avon with a statement from the President… ‘I’ve known about this great little town for some time now and Mister Shakespeare is a great, great friend of mine. I’m a great fan of his movies and books especiallyContinue reading Trump to be awarded the Freedom of Stratford upon Avon

Stratford upon Avon’s Town Host Scheme ‘infiltrated by outsiders’

Stratford’s Town Host Scheme has long been envied as a Tourist Information Service second to none. The idea of having knowledgeable locals as easily identifiable ‘Town Hosts’ always on hand to direct tourists or any new visitors to Stratford upon Avon’s many historic sites, is an idea many have thought,worth copying. Unfortunately, according to documentsContinue reading Stratford upon Avon’s Town Host Scheme ‘infiltrated by outsiders’

‘Confused Americans’ Claim to be members of vanished Ghost Tour circa 1964

An early morning dog walker was in for a shock when he came across a group of Confused Americans wandering about Holy Trinity’s churchyard in the early hours of Friday morning. Things were only going to get worst for the surprised dog walker when the confused Americans claimed to be members of a ghost walk/tourContinue reading ‘Confused Americans’ Claim to be members of vanished Ghost Tour circa 1964