Rare Shakespearean Blue Prints Resurface

Architectural Blue Prints of Shakespeare's Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s cottage Only known measurements For the English buildings William Shakespeare house and Anne Hathaway’s cottage resurface
By: Sally-ann Fowler
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Dec. 15, 2009 - PRLog -- The Youngest Daughter of Celebrated Engineer The Late Leo Fowler and Founder of "The Elizabethan Village" In Western Australia, Two full size exact replicas of Shakespeare's Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage were build in 1970s. Sally-ann Wishes to share  with the world how rare these Blue Prints are and of  great  of interest to anyone in Britain who was interested in Architecture in British history.

She hopes to hear from British Museums and Historical Societies about  these rare Blue Prints because of the Unique Value. Sally-ann Fowler owns  these Blue prints , Says these are the only KNOWN Blue prints of the exact measurements on record of Shakespeare's Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in the world.

These Tudor building were built using the Dowling technique, an amazing Engineering feat and it is stronger than using nails ,dowling is using big wooden pegs driven in to the heavy beams. My father followed this exact  technique as they did in Tudor times. The blue prints are detailed as he wanted the challenge of making exact replicas of these amazing buildings in Britain.

My father had permission to do this from The Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust in Britain.
At that time the late Dr. Levi Fox, Director of the Trust Fox , he challenged my fathers ability to do such amazing copies of the original buildings he felt it could not be done.

Sally-ann Fowler opened the New Room named after her father
“The Leo Fowler Function Centre
At the Elizabethan Pub  in the “Elizabethan Village Western Australia “
On October 17th 2009 .
A ceremony attended  by The Honorable Mayor of Armadale, Linton Reynolds, a Member of the Order of Australia who presented the Village with a plaque showing that the village is now a historical site in Australia, the plaque is made of solid brass it states
“The City Of Armadale  Historic Site  Elizabethan Village
Brought to reality by the vision and hard work Of retired British engineer Leo Fowler Anne Hathaway’s Cottage,
Shakespeare’s Birthplace and the Cobweb Restaurant are accurate replicas of the original buildings in Stratford-On- Avon  The Elizabethan Village was awarded The1978 Sir David Brand award for tourism. “

This was a very Proud day for me to see My father's memory honoured at last.
And for the contribution to Engineering and Architecture in British history.
"The Elizabethan Village Leo Fowler's Dream"

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Photography By Sally-ann, Daughter Of the late Leo Fowler.

Sally-ann is a freelance photographer Visit her web sites


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