​The War Memorial stands on the west end of the village green, on the high street.

Its the meeting place for the start of The Bloody Bourton Walking Tour & also where the Tour ends.

Here you will be lured into of false sense of boredom, with some of the basic history of the village & surrounding area.

Iron age, Romans, Saxons, Standing Stones, Burial Mounds are all very briefly mentioned at the start of the Tour.

The lowest & vilest alleyways in London do not present a more dreadfull record of sin as does the smiling & beautiful countryside”    Sherlock Holmes, From Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Copper Beeches”.

Its not till later on the tour we learn about the more gruesome things that happened on this site, & when we return at the end of the tour what happened to the Morris Dancer who drank too much…