Author: Helen Bench

William Morris Everywhere

In my last post, I mentioned how William Morris’ life really manages to find its way through the cracks into every part of your life. Let me tell you more about that.One of the perks of being a volunteer is that my days spent at The William Morris Society and Emery Walker’s House are varied. While I do love unboxing physical things, in a more metaphorical sense, this volunteer approach allows me to uncover all sorts of other information too.In my other, non-volunteering life, I am an Arts…

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Life with the Boxes

Life as an archive and cataloguing volunteer is about more than just rummaging through unseen items.Emery Walker’s House at 7 Hammersmith Terrace is fairly unique among historical houses because it still feels very much like a home. It’s not merely a recreation of what could have been, but is a reflection of how its cross-generational inhabitants really did use it as a space in which to live.And like any home, Emery Walker’s House has collected a plethora of knick-knacks over the years. As a…

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