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Birthplace of D.H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence - literary hero or dirty old man? It's time for the people of his home town to decide.

News 1974 2 mins

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D. H. Lawrence grew up in Eastwood in Nottinghamshire where opinions are divided on a proposal to name a street, 'Chatterley Mews' after the author's most controversial literary creation. As reporter John Withington finds out, more than forty years after his death the town's most famous son is still a divisive figure. One councillor even suggests that the wives who move into Chatterley Mews might feel uncomfortable with the connection.

A check of Eastwood today reveals that the proposal never came to fruition. However, those seeking a physical embodiment of Lawrence's infamous novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover, can call in for a pint at the Lady Chatterley pub.