Person    | Male  Born 24/3/1834  Died 3/10/1896

William Morris (designer)

Designer, author and visionary socialist. Born Elm House, Walthamstow, Essex. The family moved to Woodford Hall in 1840 and to Water House in 1848. He moved in with his friend Edward Burne-Jones first at 1 Upper Gordon Street and then at 17 Red Lion Square. Here he and Burne-Jones joined DG Rossetti in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. With Burne-Jones and others formed the decorating firm Morris & Co. His wife, Jane, became a semi-invalid but still managed two major affairs, one with Rossetti, who lived with the Morrises for a time in a ménage à trois at William's much-loved home at Kelmscott Manor near Lechdale. Her other affair was with Blunt. Co-founder of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Died at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith. Buried at Kelmscott church, Lechdale.

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William Morris (designer)

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Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones

What a delight - a quality plaque that isn't round and blue.

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The Red House

Red House, built in 1859 - 60 by Philip Webb, architect, for William Morris, ...

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Walthamstow Strawberry tree

There is an identical plaque on the side wall of the care home.

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William Morris and Edward Lloyd

William Morris, 1834 - 1896, lived here, 1848 - 1856. Edward Lloyd, publisher...

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William Morris (designer)

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Alfred Linnell

Since we don't normally collect gravestone we are no experts on them but this...

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Hammersmith Socialists

The inscription is a quote from William Morris's 1890 "News from Nowhere", in...

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Debbie Bunting

Debbie Bunting

2018: Our colleague Andrew Behan provides: Deborah R. Friedlander, also spelt Freedlander was born on 13 August 1920, the daughter of Alfred Freedlander and Ethel Eleanor Freedlander née Stammers. ...

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Marvellous Murals

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Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson

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