William Morris Gallery central to borough culture bid

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The William Morris Gallery, set in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow, north-east London will feature in Waltham Forest Council's bid for the London Borough of Culture this year.

Built in the 18th century, it was William Morris's family home from 1848 - 1856 and is the only public gallery devoted to the designer, craftsman, writer, conservationist and socialist. Morris wrote some of his earliest poetry seated in the tall window on the main staircase.

The gallery was opened in 1950 by Clement Attlee and then was redeveloped in 2011 - 12 by Waltham Forest Council, which owns and manages it. The renovations were also supported b