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Merville is the story of one man, his traditional high street shop, and it's importance to small town community life.

Having worked in one independent gentlemen's outfitters for nearly 50 years, Merville talks us through his working life, discussing the values and ethics which have sustained him and the business over the years, whilst illuminating the dangers associated with the decline of the traditional high street, and all community life that goes with it.

Shot in rural Dorset, the film is far from an elegy to a dying community, but a love letter to the strength and solidarity of small towns and their battle to preserve heritage and independence in the face of corporate commercialism.

Merville is part of the film series England Your England. For more films and information visit, or


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