The Trellis window with Otis
The Trellis window with Otis

A specially commissioned stained glass window commemorating William Morris and designed by local stained glass artist Gareth Harmer, was unveiled at William Morris House (the home of Wimbledon Labour Party) on Sunday 16th June 2019.

The window was the brainchild of Tony Kane, Steve Spence and Brenda Grant and seeks to build on the local artistic legacy of Morris who worked nearby at Merton Abbey Mills in South Wimbledon. It was commissioned by the Management Committee of William Morris House.

The William Morris window measures 2.7m tall and 1.56 m wide and can be seen at the front of William Morris House.

Tony sadly passed away recently, and the unveiling was performed by his wife Maggie Kane. In the picture above is their grandson, Otis Facer.

The window in the style of Morris contains the following words:

This window, inspired by Tony Kane, seeks to promote art as championed by the socialist,and artist, William Morris.

 

History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.

 

We are only the trustees for those who come after us.

 

William Morris (1834–1896)

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