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An Old English Garden

The garden of Ivy Cottage, filmed in Kodachrome for the vibrancy of summer blooms, and sombre black-and-white for the winter, snowy scenes.

Amateur film 1941 10 mins Silent

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Ivy Cottage, in the Bedfordshire village of Apsley Guise looks much the same today, with its traditional wrought iron gate and red brick garden wall separating the front garden from the traffic passing along West Hill. Apsley Guise boasts an unusually large amount of listed buildings with thirty or more examples, many of them early Georgian, including Aspley House – a small country house built in 1695 in the style of Sir Christopher Wren.