Jester Stratford upon Avon

Jester Statue, Henley Street, Stratford

Touchstone, the Jester  – this statue can be found at one end of the now pedestrianised Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon. It was commissioned by Anthony Bird OBE with the inscription – ‘as a token of his esteem for the town in which he was born, lives and works and which has given him so much friendship, good fortune and pleasure’. The Jester is constructed of bronze, standing on a stone plinth and features the Jester Touchstone, who was a character in Shakespeare’s play ‘As you like it.’