National Trust to repair electrical system at Shaw's Corner

PUBLISHED: 11:37 07 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:37 07 April 2015

Shaw's Corner

Shaw's Corner

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The National Trust has revealed that Shaw's Corner will be closed to the public until the end of June - but they are making the most of the opportunity.

Essential repair works are required to the electrical system at the Ayot St Lawrence home of George Bernard Shaw.

The playwright lived at the house from 1906 to his death at 94 in 1950.

But the trust, who now cares for the home, are taking the chance to ensure visitors will get able to fully immerse themselves into the life of the writer once the doors reopen.

Pat Redman, property manager at the house, said: “Maintaining and caring for our places to ensure they can be enjoyed for generations to come isn’t always an easy task, and sometimes they need more than a dust and polish.”

Over the next few months the house will be redecorated, with new exhibitions of artefacts from Shaw’s collection, telling the story of his life both as a writer and a political activist.

Doors will reopen on June 26 and the house will again host outdoor shows of Shaw’s plays, starting with Mrs Warren’s Profession on June 27.

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