Boodle Hatfield on art and heritage

Convincing a council to fund and develop a run-down house in East London was the challenge that faced the trustees determined to bring the former home of William Morris back to life.

Partner at Boodle Hatfield LLP and Trustee of the William Morris Art Gallery and Museum, Rudy Capildeo, described as a child how he used to drive with his father by the house that was so delapidated that it would fit into a spooky horror film.

Through funding from local business, it is a now thriving attraction in Walthamstow, not only preserving this one-time home of a designer of global renown but providing a place for schools education and for older people suffering from dementia to engage in art activities. The house is at the centre of Waltham Forest's London Borough of Culture Bid.