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Allahakbarrie

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The Yellow Week at Stanway
« on: July 19, 2010, 11:19:32 AM »
An excerpt from a film made by J. M. Barrie called The Yellow Week at Stanway has been posted on the Amazon page for my book Peter Pan's First XI:

http://amzn.to/bMLbIc

This excerpt was shot in 1923 and shows Nico Llewelyn Davies and friends playing cricket at the Stanway ground where Barrie spent many of his summers in the 1920s.

I believe that this is the only place on the internet where any part of this film can be viewed.

There is more information about the film on the BFI website:

http://bit.ly/8YZyIn




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Re: The Yellow Week at Stanway
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 12:58:38 PM »
Great to see this! Sunny days at an English country house in the golden twenties. .   Funny to think that the "Maurice" we see bowling was Maurice Bridgeman, who went on to be head of British Petroleum! (You can catch a glimpse of him here on an off-shore rig 

http://www.wpafilmlibrary.com/detail/duke_visits_oil_rig_duke_of_edinburgh_visits_north_sea_oil_rig_with_bp_chairman_sir_maurice_bridgeman/8aa6eb10-4bef-a54a-4ed5-1af86c8e7c32.html

Another little glimpse of The Yellow Week at Stanway can be found on the Knebworth House website.  Antony Lytton was one of Nico's closest friends and his sister was also visiting during the Yellow Week

http://www.knebworthhouse.com/specialtours/jmbarrie/jmbarrie.html