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“John Bull’s Other Island” – No Laughing Matter!

It may be apocryphal, but it’s a good story. When King Edward VII went to see a performance of John Bull’s Other Island on 11 March 1905 he laughed so hard that he broke the chair he was sitting on. … Continue reading

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Electrifying times at Shaw’s Corner – a project update

Things are progressing well here at Shaw’s Corner with our electrical work. The scenes behind the big green front door today would have been familiar to Bernard Shaw from when he had the property first wired for electricity in the … Continue reading

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Gallery of the Month: Ireland at Shaw’s Corner

George “AE” Russell’s lovely Irish landscape is not the only image of Ireland here at Shaw’s Corner. Here are some more objects that would have reminded both Bernard and Charlotte Shaw of their homeland.

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Heartbreak House at Shaw’s Corner

We were very proud to host a production of Shaw’s masterpiece Heartbreak House in the gardens here at Shaw’s Corner in July this year. Here is a great review of it from Ayot St Lawrence resident Victoria Campion: “Whilst not … Continue reading

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Another winter season begins…

Welcome back to the Shaw’s Corner winter blog! We closed to the public on Sunday 2nd November after a really wonderful season. The winter sees a real change in our work, as we switch from looking after our visitors, alongiside … Continue reading

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Posting a letter in Ayot St Lawrence

This afternoon I needed to post a letter. The Ayot St Lawrence Post Office disappeared long ago, but we still have one small red post box hiding among the greenery just before the pub. ┬áLuckily it stopped raining long enough … Continue reading

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Cleaning Bernard’s Study – in pictures

This gallery contains 11 photos.

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