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Cecil Sharp (1859-1924)

In Burford many of the artists, writers and intellectuals who moved into the town c.1900–30 exerted a strong impact on the town’s social tone and appearance. Morris’s daughter May remained at Kelmscott Manor until her death in 1938, and became a close friend of Burford incomers such as the Grettons (at Calendars on Sheep Street). Among other interests they shared an enthusiasm for English folk dancing: the folksong revivalist Cecil Sharp was a visitor to both Kelmscott and Calendars.


University of London
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Cecil Sharp (1859-1924)