About us

Save Shottery is an independent social media campaign run by two people in Stratford upon Avon, but with local, national and global significance.

This is no anonymous campaign. We’re not going to hide behind the technology. We are Debbie and Mark Griffiths and we live in Stratford upon Avon, about half a mile from Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Shottery.

We are passionate supporters of Shakespeare, local democracy, the environment and cultural heritage.

We have been part of the local battle against the attempts of developers, Bloor Homes and Hallam Land Management, to attach a village-sized housing and road development known as West Stratford, adjacent to the world-renowned Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, owned and managed by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Our passion and commitment go beyond the effect on our own business, health and lifestyle. We bring all the training, determination and spirit we learned from working closely with Dame Anita Roddick, at The Body Shop, in the early 90s. Anita often quoted this: “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try going to bed with a mosquito.”

We would like the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and all those who support this totally inappropriate and potentially damaging development to know that these are two mosquitoes who will not die off in cold weather. For this is the winter of our discontent.

We ask for nothing more than that the world should support us in our quest to save Shakespeare’s Shottery. For everyone. Forever.

Please take 10 seconds to sign the petition to persaude the Trustees not to sell out to developers. Then tell your friends. And make this campaign your own.



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