Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Nuffield Place

The national trust are taking on Nuffield Place, a bit smaller than their usual property but of historical significance as it was the home of William Richard Morris. William Morris who later became Lord Nuffield founded and ran the Morris Car company making such classics as the Morris Minor.

Save Nuffield Place from National Trust on Vimeo.

One fun feature of the preserved house is that Morris kept tools in a cupboard in his bedroom. This inclues files, pliers, calipers, measuring tools and a small anvil. I noticed there are tobacco tins to hold small items, my inherited Mechano set included several of these tins to hold nuts and bolts. The tool cupboard allowed him to tinker with ideas at night.

Photo of Lord Nuffields Bedroom Tool Cupboard by HEATHCLIFF O'MALLEY

Other Morris References
The Bullnose Morris Club
Oxford Mail
Save Nuffield Place

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