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Memorial

Hammersmith Socialists Ronalds, Socialists, MacDonald and Morris

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Hammersmith Socialists

Erection date: /5/1962

Inscription

"Guests and neighbours, on the site of this guest-hall once stood the lecture-room of the Hammersmith Socialists. Drink a glass to the memory! May 1962".
"News from nowhere". William Morris. 

The inscription is a quote from William Morris's 1890 "News from Nowhere", in which the narrator, William Guest, the previous day having attended a Socialist meeting, awakes in a future society and, while having breakfast, spots a plaque bearing exactly these words. The book was written in this house which was also, indeed, where the Hammersmith Socialists held their meetings. A very unusual, self-referential plaque.

Site: Ronalds, Socialists, MacDonald and Morris (4 memorials)

W6, Upper Mall, 26, Kelmscott House

The small building was built as the coach-house to number 26. The Ronalds and Hammersmith Socialists plaques are on the small building (which is also the Kelmscott House Museum and HQ of the William Morris Society). The MacDonald and Morris plaques on the main building are covered in foliage, so our close-up photographs were taken separately in winter.

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Hammersmith Socialists

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52042

Hammersmith Socialists

Political group. William Morris had belonged to H.M. Hyndman's Socialist Leag...

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Hammersmith Socialists

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William Morris

Designer, author and visionary socialist.  Born Elm House, Walthamstow, Essex...

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Hammersmith Socialists

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52037

George MacDonald - W6

George Macdonald, poet and novelist, lived here 1867 - 1877.

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Sir Francis Ronalds - W6

The first electric telegraph 8 miles long was constructed here in 1816 by Sir...

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51782

William Morris - W6

Morris died here.

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