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Fri 17 Jan: William Morris of Kelmscott Manor-Finstock Local History Society

This event is in the past.

Morris regarded Kelmscott as 'this loveliest haunt of ancient peace'. The Manor which is now owned by the Society of Antiquaries of London is closed during 2020 for major refurbishment, so this will give the opportunity to visit the building through transparencies. 

Mike Breakell will talk about Morris and his background whilst Glena Chadwick will talk around her research into his life at Kelmscott. Morris took a long lease on Kelmscott with his friend Dante Gabriel Rossetti as somewhere in the countryside to retreat from the hustle and bustle of London life with 'his wife and kids.' Kelmscott and the surrounding countryside was to become a great inspiration to him in many ways culminating in a series of essays in the Commonweal magazine that eventually led to News from Nowhere being published in 1890.

Finstock Village Hall 7.30pm for teas and coffee. Talk begins at 8pm.

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