Saturday, August 3, 2013

Morris Memorial Hall

Her lasting legacy to the village of Kelmscott was the building of a village hall. She had the idea long before it was realised. Her friend the architect Ernest Gimson designed the building. He died in 1919, but the building wasn't built until 1934, not long before May herself died. The opening was a great event, crammed with the great and the good. George Bernard Shaw opened the building, and Ramsey MacDonald, the prime minister, arrived late and could barely get in the room!
CAGM1991.1016.35.1, Part of the Emery Walker Library

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