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William Morris to be honoured

A NEW MEMORIAL to William Morris is set to be erected at the foot of Knee Hill.

Bexley Civic Society has commissioned the project as part of its ongoing efforts to raise the profile of Morris in Bexley.

A Portland Stone marker is to be put up soon.

Its inscription will read: “William Morris 1832-1896. Designer and craftsman, poet and socialist lived at Red House in Bexley Heath between 1860-1865.

“He regularly passed this spot on his way to Abbey Wood.”

The stone is set to be erected in the summer and is part of the Civic Society's continuing efforts to raise Morris' profile among local people.

The campaign has included the construction of a fountain in Bexleyheath town centre and the opening of the Red House, Morris' former home.

Bess Dzielfki, of the Civic Society, said: “This is a very important monument to someone who is famous not just in this country but around the world.

“Morris is an important figure in history and the effects of his work have been felt by many.

“But people tend to forget that he used to live in Bexley.

“Hopefully this will further heighten his profile among local people.”

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