Shakespeare church in need of urgent repair

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Stradford Upon Avon

The church in Stratford Upon Avon where William Shakespeare is buried is fundraising for urgent repairs. Shakespeare's tomb is at risk of damage from rotten timbers in the roof above it. Since 2002 nearly £1m has been spent restoring Shakespeare's Church, starting with the tower and spire. However, recent work has revealed that the situation is more serious than previously thought. The church is trying to raise a further £50,000 to tackle this problem.

The BBC has reported on the plea for funds and the Friends of Shakespeare's church have further information available on their website.