Scene from The Vicarage

Scene from The Vicarage

This photograph is of the 1877 production of The Vicarage, described by Squire Bancroft as 'a fireside story'. Marie Wilton played Mrs Haygarth, the Vicar's wife, Arthur Cecil (right) was the Reverend Noel Haygarth and William Hunter Kendal played George Clarke, the old friend who disturbs for a while the peace of the rural vicarage by persuading the Vicar that his life there is too dull and narrow and that it is his duty to travel.