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 (străt′fərd-ŏn-ā′vən, -ôn-) also Strat·ford-up·on-Av·on (-ə-pŏn-, -ə-pôn-)
A town of central England south-southeast of Birmingham. William Shakespeare was born and died in the town, which has long been a popular tourist center.
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(Placename) a market town in central England, in SW Warwickshire on the River Avon: the birthplace and burial place of William Shakespeare and home of the Royal Shakespeare Company; tourist centre. Pop: 22 187 (2001)
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Noun1.Stratford-on-Avon - a town in central England on the River AvonStratford-on-Avon - a town in central England on the River Avon; birthplace (and burial place) of William Shakespeare
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ONE April morning nearly three hundred and fifty years ago there was a stir and bustle in a goodly house in the little country town of Stratford-on-Avon. The neighbors went in and out with nods and smiles and mysterious whisperings.
She went by mistake to Stratford-on-Avon, finding Stratford set down in her list of places, and then she was told she had come a long way out of the right road.
He was born in 1564 in the good-sized village of Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire, near the middle of England, where the level but beautiful country furnished full external stimulus for a poet's eye and heart.
The tray which brought Katharine's cup of tea the next morning brought, also, a note from her mother, announcing that it was her intention to catch an early train to Stratford-on-Avon that very day.
With his recollections of the scene the night before, he was too self-conscious even to look at her, and it was not until she told him of her mother's visit to Stratford-on-Avon that he raised his eyes.
The wild open space was planted by Stratford-on-Avon District Council.
Last year's Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse Family Race Day sponsored by the Birmingham Mail
Stratford-on-Avon District Council voted in favour of the scheme which aims to build a new town of around 3,000 homes in the area.
She grew up in quiet Stratford-on-Avon, and now yearns to find her own way as a singer in London.
He became borough secretary of Stratford-on-Avon Council and Stratford Town Council.
Stratford-On-Avon is an ideal base for exploring the wealth of attractions in Shakespeare's Country.
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