Allan Chappelow, the 86 year old author, photographer, journalist and recluse was murdered at his home in Hampstead in 2006.The murder trial about to begin is almost unprecedented as it is to be held partially in camera. Chapellow wrote two books on George Bernard Shaw - Shaw the Villager and Human Being - a Biographical Symposium and Shaw - the 'Chucker-Out'. The latter was named after the photograph he took of Shaw, who was waving his stick at the front door of his house in Ayot St. Lawrence. This turned out to be the last photograph taken of Shaw. Perhaps what is not so well known was that Chapellow was a lifelong motorcyclist. At the time of his series of interviews and photo sessions with Shaw, Chappelow would ride from his home in Hamstead to Ayot St. Lawrence on his Vincent Twin motorcycle causing Shaw to remark that another author used to visit him on a similar machine. The other author was, of course, T.E. Lawrence, and the machine a Brough Superior. At the time of his death Chappelow’s Hampstead home was very run down. The overgrown garden contained several motorcycles as he seemed not to have disposed of them before acquiring another. Whether his Vincent is among them is not known.