rare photo of female farmworkers at Kelmscott, 1916
As she grew older, May spent more and more time at Kelmscott Manor. She grew deeply involved in village life. May effectively became lady of the Manor and promoted the village, through free soup, the WI, workers cottages and upkeep. It was appreciated: one resident said after her death, ‘I wish Miss Morris hadn’t died. She looked after things.’ This picture shows young women farmworkers at Kelmscott during World War I.