Patrick Carroll | Bristol
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The Shakespeare Tavern, Prince Street, Bristol

 “After God, Shakespeare has created most” - Alexander Dumas   Bristol boasts four inns named in honour of the Swan of Avon.  The one now at 68 Prince Street owes its name to the proximity of the Theatre Royal, Britain’s oldest purpose-built playhouse, in more or less continuous use since 1766. The present Shakespeare Tavern comprises half of a double-fronted, stone-built house dating from...

Base Ball in Graceland

On March 15th, 1889, the first competitive game was played at the newly completed Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground at Ashley Down, Bishopston, in the historic English seaport city of Bristol.  The contest was not a cricket match but rather an exhibition game between two teams of American professional baseball players.  The press coverage given the event – including stories headlined...