Person    | Male  Born 26/7/1856  Died 20/11/1950

George Bernard Shaw

Born Dublin. Socialist, member of the Fabian Society. Plays include: Saint Joan, Major Barbara and Pygmalion on which My Fair Lady is based. Didn't like his first name, "Don't George me!" so is often credited as 'Bernard Shaw'. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1925. Lived with his mother until the age of 40.

An active supporter of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, there is a GBS bust at the Malet Street building, about which The Guardian reports "At the heart of the development is a narrow cleft at whose base, on the summer solstice, the sun caresses a bust of George Bernard Shaw."

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George Bernard Shaw

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Fitzrovia local mural

Cynthia Williams was added in 2000.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw lived in this house from 1887 to 1898. "From the coffers...

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Mile End mural

Murals are often rather fun puzzles so do have a go identifying what you can ...

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The Adelphi

The Adelphi This building stands on the site of Adelphi Terrace built by the...

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Well Hall Pleasaunce

Jenny Agutter who played Roberta 'Bobbie' Waterbury in the 1970 film of The R...

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Henry Williamson Society

Henry Williamson Society

The Henry Williamson Society possesses a small archive, consisting chiefly of collections of letters from Henry Williamson that have been donated to it over a number of years.

Group, Community / Clubs, Literature

1 memorial
Jane Loudon

Jane Loudon

Author and pioneer of science fiction. Born near Birmingham as Jane Webb. Wrote "The Mummy!: Or a Tale of the Twenty-Second Century" and published it in 1827, anonymously. This was reviewed favour...

Person, Art, Gardens / Agriculture, Literature

1 memorial
De Profundis

De Profundis

Letter written by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas whilst he was imprisoned in Reading Gaol. The title means 'from the depths' and recounts the relationship that the pair shared. It  criticises D...

Fiction, Literature

1 memorial
Francis Bret Harte

Francis Bret Harte

American writer, best know for his accounts of pioneering life in California. Born New York. Came to London in 1885 via Germany and Glasgow. Buried at Frimley, Surrey. Some sources, contradicti...

Person, Literature, Poetry, USA

1 memorial
Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb

Born at 2 Crown Office Row, Inner Temple. Studied at Christ's Hospital where he became friends with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. "Elia" is the pseudonym Lamb used for a series of essays he wrote for th...

Person, Literature

7 memorials