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The River Anker - Polesworth


(Associated Place)


nominated by: Malcolm Dewhirst

Child-Friendly Landmark

Poet Michael Drayton (1563-1631), a contemprary of William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, was born in Hartshill not far from here and educated at Polesworth under the guidance of Sir Henry Goodere, Drayton wrote to poems to the river, the second of which describes the scene that we can still see here today.

Contact Information

None its a river
Best Viewed from the Bridge in the by the Fire station



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