Following my visit to Wilmcote Primary School for a story writing workshop, the local newspaper the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald, printed the lovely story shown below. Thank you to Gill Sutherland at the Herald for her support and congratulations to Katia Tibbets for writing such a brilliant story, inspired by the session. You made it into print, Katia. May this be the first of many!
Fantastic Fun With Words
Also today, I have just returned from the first of three sessions I am doing in local libraries as part of the Warwickshire Libraries’ Fantastic Fun With Words festival. I spent the afternoon with two groups of Year 6 children from Newburgh Primary School, revealing where my story ideas come from. We spent much of the time talking about No Stone Unturned because of its local history links. Much of the story is set around Wilmcote’s old limestone quarry and we identified just some of the local buildings that incorporate the Blue Lias stone, including Ragley Hall, Mary Arden’s Farm, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Clopton Bridge, the Falcon Hotel, St Mary’s Church in Warwick and Kinwarton Dovecote. If you know of any local buildings that feature stone from Wilmcote, do let me know.