Shakespeare in Sutton

Members may be interested to know that FOLIO, Sutton Coldfield recently commissioned illustrator John Shelley to create a map of the Royal Town in Shakespeare’s time, as part of a ‘Shakespeare in Sutton’ festival, during April 2022.

The map draws on expert historical advice from Dr. Mike Hodder, a member of the S.C.L.H.R.G., who was also born in Sutton Coldfield.

It depicts, as accurately as current historical knowledge allows, the buildings, tracks and waterways in the early 17th century.

A large edition of the map, shown here, is currently on display in the window of the former Marks & Spencer store on the Parade.