Primrose Hill.

Shakespeare Sir Jonathan Miller and the forgotten story of Shakespeare's Tree on Primrose Hill:
"IT is almost 150 years since 100,000 people marched to Primrose Hill – not for a political rally or a white-cloak druid conference but to pay tribute to the “Poet of the People”, William Shakespeare.

"The vast people’s assembly in 1864, organised by the Workingmen’s Shakespeare Committee, marked the 300th anniversary of the Bard’s birth with a tree-planting ceremony.

"But this potentially defining moment in the history of the park, and reimagining of the playwright as a working-class hero, has barely penetrated the public consciousness."

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