Bernard Shaw's Village

1949 , Ayot St Lawrence (Hertfordshire)

A documentary about the village of Ayot St Lawrence and its famous resident George Bernard Shaw.

The village of Ayot St Lawrence is a quiet and remote medieval village set in the Hertfordshire countryside, and where gypsy caravans add a colourful touch. The village's claim to fame is that George Bernard Shaw, the world's greatest dramatist, lives and works here. He was drawn to the solitude of Ayot St Lawrence. Shaw socialises with his neighbours, converses with the sculptor of his new statue and entertains American actor Danny Kaye in his garden. Shaw and Kaye decide to enact a little scene for the cameraman.

Keywords

Dramatists; Rural life; Villages

Background Information

In the summer of 1950, Shaw fell in the garden at Shaw's Corner, having been pruning one of the fruit trees. He broke his leg and was taken to hospital, where it was discovered that he had a long-standing kidney disease. He was brought to his home in October 1950 and died here on 2nd November 1950. Prior to his death, Shaw arranged to leave his house and contents to the National Trust on his death. More information can be found here - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-shawscorner/

Manifestations

Bernard Shaw's Village

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    Unknown
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    Duration
    0:09:23
    Modification Date
    25/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734498
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    0:09:23
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    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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    0:09:23
    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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    INV336530
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    0:09:23
    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
    707998
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    INV244672
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    533
    Canonical Title
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    Colour System
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    Colour Type
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:56
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    Y
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    Y
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
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    Modification Date
    14/12/2010
    Parts
    Reference
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    Sound
    sound
    Sound System
    variable density
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    Barcode
    INV303458
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:25
    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
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    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1295
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    Carrier Type
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    Identifier
    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
    674519
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    Carrier Type
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    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV201740
    Canonical Identifier
    B-8211
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
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    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    neg
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    566051
  • Barcode
    INV271772
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-1252
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563995

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