William Morris was a very interesting and philanthropic man. He was a pioneer of affordable cars like the Morris Minor and whilst he became a multimillionaire, he and his wife lived a non-extravagent lifestyle. He became Viscount Nuffield in 1938 and over his lifetime, he gave away £30 million, the equivalent of £700 million today.
Here's more about him here.
This floor covering is a hardwearing mat featuring a photograph of the carpet and floor area in the room. It is laid on top of the original carpet to protect it. The tassels shown above are part of the photo and you can see where the edge of the mat doesn't quite line up with the wooden floor.
|Picture of Morris cars|
|Emerging alien plants!|
We also nipped into Grey's Court as well to check out their winter garden.
|Beautiful bulb display which looks rubbish in this photo!|