We need your help! The
Cotswold stone roof of the Morris Memorial Hall urgently needs to be
conserved if this important building is to be saved for the future.
In 1928, William Morris's daughter May
set about raising funds to build the hall as a memorial to her
father in Kelmscott. She enlisted the
support of many friends, scholars, politicians and writers including
George Bernard Shaw, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Olivier, Emery Walker and
Lord Faringdon and successfully raised sufficient funds to build the
Morris Memorial Hall six years later in 1934.
Today, in 2016 we are
continuing May's journey of support for this memorial by our
campaign to raise funds to conserve the roof of the hall, now in an
exceedingly fragile condition. We need to raise £130,000 and are
asking for your help to do so. So far we have achieved the
magnificent sum of £116,200.
A list of donors
Contracts are in the process of being signed and that work is
commencing on 13th March to be completed by 26th
Upon completion of the
work, we intend to follow May's example shown here
in her fundraising leaflet of 1928, and publish a list of current
donors so that they too may be remembered for their support of this
unique and important Arts & Crafts building.