Over in Poets' Corner, there's more tombs and/or references to Geoffrey Chaucer, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Lewis Carroll, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Sir John Betjeman, George Frederick Handel
, Charles Dickens, and of course, Stratford's very own William Shakespeare.
There they take a partner and line up in sets of two, three, four or 'for as many as will' to dance to the music of Henry Purcell, George Frederick Handel
and other classical and baroque masters.
Not all are British-born - composer George Frederick Handel
, Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud get a mention as they influenced society while living here.
The newlyweds and the wedding party recessed to "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" by George Frederick Handel
In London, one plaque I noticed on a property off Bond Street, showed that both George Frederick Handel
and Jimmy Hendrix had resided there with a gap of a couple of hundred years I was driving through Bebington on my way to the Alum Balti restaurant a couple of weeks ago and noticed a blue plaque, pictured, on the front of a Georgian villa.
A day school in Ruabon Church, also on Thursday from 10am to 5pm, will include illustrated talks by authorities on Parri Ddall whose circle included George Frederick Handel
and David Garrick.
This is the year of Charles Darwin (and of Matthew Boulton and Abraham Darby and George Frederick Handel