Balcony scene in Stafford

3rd February 1995 at 00:00
Readings from Romeo and Juliet are among events being staged this summer at Stafford's most famous building, the Ancient High House, to celebrate its 400th anniversary. Built from local oak, it is the largest timber-framed building in Britain and both Charles I and Prince Rupert slept in it. The readings will take place at the front where the balcony will provide an authentic backdrop. Tel: 0785 223181.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today