Saturday, 12 September 2015

Make a date with the Red House ........... home of William Morris ...

Now I am a great fan of William Morris.

For years we had his wallpaper up in our hall, I have reproductions of some of his work and have read News From Nowhere,but I never visited his house in Bexleyheath.

But this Sunday courtesy of Heritage Week I could pay the place a call.

Heritage Week is the one week in the year where plenty of historical buildings and gardens usually closed to the public are open for inspection.

And so it is with Red House,* which offers “free entry to William Morris' house, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement. The only house he commissioned, created and lived in, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance which is set amongst a wonderful garden in the midst of suburbia.

Entry to the house will be on an unguided basis with a maximum of 50 in the house at one time to ensure everyone has an enjoyable visit.”**

Now I could go on and explore his work and influence, as well as his political; writings and much more but I won’t, instead recommend you visit the place which Ann has pointed out is "usually open Wednesday to Sunday 11 to 5"

So if you miss tomorrow there are also other opportunities.

I will await the stories and pictures.

Picture; The Red House, May 2014, Ethan Doyle White

*The Red House, Red House Lane, Bexleyheath, London DA6 8JF,

**Visiting the Red House, Sunday September 13 : 1100-1700,

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