Wheathampstead Heritage: Virtual Museum Exhibit
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Shaw's Corner was the home of the playwright George Bernard Shaw from 1906 to 1950. It is now owned by the National Trust and is open to the public from March to November.
The house contains an exhibition of memorabilia of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) who was a friend of the Shaws. They also advised and supported Apsley Cherry-Garrard while he was writing The Worst Journey in The World, his account of Scott's expedition to the Antarctic in 1910-1913. The rotating hut where Shaw did much of his writing is still in the garden, complete with his desk and telephone.
The splendid iron gates to the house were made by Harry Westwood at his forge in Wheathampstead.
For more information about Shaw's Corner, follow this link to the National Trust website:
and this to the English Heritage website:
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Date Created: 09/03/2013 11:51:23, by: patrick Date last edited: 25/02/2014 10:44:29, by: patrick