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Lakeland Poets 1938

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Lakeland Poets 1938

12 mins United Kingdom

"The place where nature has been most lavish with her gifts": this filmic celebration of the Lakeland poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey explores the Cumbrian landscape that inspired their work. This is one of many films that the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) made to encourage people to book a train trip.

This lyrical film would no doubt have enticed many a viewer to their local railway station's ticket office. Footage of the Lake District's most prized landmarks - including Windermere, Scafell Pike and Dove Cottage in Grasmere, where Wordsworth wrote some of his most famous poems - is interspersed with biographical nuggets of the poets' lives, celebrating the romance of the Lakeland landscape.

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