Friday, September 21, 2012

Well The Good News Is, There's Ice Cream

Methinks that Stanley Wells was jonesing for some Cherry Garcia.

One of the thatched farm buildings in Shottery, Stratford, where Anne Hathaway grew up, has been converted into a snack kiosk by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, who is responsible for the buildings.

The problem is that they were supposed to get permission, and didn't. They were unaware that the building was classified Grade I ("the building is of exceptional interest, sometimes even considered to be internationally important"). They are now on the hook to get "retrospective" permission and, if that falls through, could be required to put the building (actually just a "pea shed") back to its original condition.

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