Longlands, Ladywood, Worcester, Worcestershire WR3 7SX
A HERITAGE OF LOCAL NOTABLES
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Stratford upon Avon Just “As you like it"
|Edward Elgar- Full of
Pomp and circumstance
Was born just outside
|Jenny Lind, The Swedish nightingale
Has associations with
If you fancy a literary or musical pilgrimage, Buttermilk Bed & Breakfast is the perfect base.
Edward Elgar was born in Lower Broadheath and is buried in Little Malvern. Peter Mark Roget, the author of Roget's Thesaurus, died on holiday in West Malvern in 1869 and is buried in St James' churchyard. Ellis Peters set her historical whodunnits with Brother Cadfael in and around Shrewsbury.
Larks still ascend over the Malvern A E Housman penned the end of an era in his poetry cycle Hills (Ralph Vaughn Williams) "A Shropshire Lad"
If your musical tastes are more towards rock music, the ashes of John Bonham from Led Zeppelin were interred in Rushock churchyard after his tragic accidental death in 1980. Or, if you're a film buff, J R R Tolkien grew up in Birmingham and based the mill in the Shire (in The Lord of the Rings) on Sarehole Mill, now a museum.
Tolkien "a pipe for sitting and an apple John Bonham playing with Led Zeppelin at Bath Festival for walking" in 1969