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Walter Reynolds (17 January 1852- 26 March 1941) was a theatrical manager, playwright, magistrate and local politician.

Born in St Luke's, he travelled widely working as a theatrical proprietor and author. He spent some time in New York City, Brazil, Bermuda, Italy, France, Jamaica, Australia and Portugal as well as various locations in England. He eventually retired to Hampstead.

He sat as a Municipal Reform Party member of the London County Council representing Hampstead 1907-31.

Among the plays he wrote were The Shamrock and The Rose, A Woman's Truth, A Mother's Sin and Church and Stage. His most famous play was Young England, which he wrote in 1934. The play has been described as one of the worst ever written, and became a cult classic with its story of a scoutmaster battling the evils of drugs and alcohol. Noel Coward brought parties of friends to the theatre to watch it as it he considered it hilarious.[1]

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For the 14th century Bishop of Worcester, Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord High Treasurer and Lord Chancellor see [3]

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