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The house where it all started

The house where it all started

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This half-timber, thatched home, is where William Shakespeare was born in April 1564. If you look at the glassed-in bit roughly in the middle of the frame, you can see the wattle and daub that forms the house. W&D is/was a mixture of mud and horse dung and hawthorn branches... Apparently, the whole thing was then given a lime wash to kill any pests. Horse dung?

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