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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th January 1964 Born today: Victoria Sellers, London England, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords)

20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)

20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.

20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

William Morris' Birthplace



William Morris' Birthplace

Designer William Morris was born opposite the fire station here.

Location: Elm House, 341/343 Forest Road, Walthamstow

Description: Directly opposite the Fire Station here in Clay Street stood Elm House (sadly demolished back in 1898) in extensive grounds. This is where the design genius William Morris was born 24 March 1834.

William Morris was born into a wealthy local pottery family as the third of nine children (and the oldest son) of William and Emma Shelton Morris. In his childhood Morris showed a great passion for all things medieval and a great affinity with nature.

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William Morris' Birthplace

Designer William Morris was born opposite the fire station here.


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