The William Morris Award for Contemporary Arts & Crafts – 2017/18

We are pleased to announce that on Saturday 14 October 2017 at the Wimbledon Bookfest we launched the 2nd William Morris Award for Contemporary Arts & Crafts. 

Anyone who lives or studies in the London Borough of Merton is eligible to enter this event.  The categories for entry include: painting, surface design, stained glass, print making and illustration.

We are are also pleased to announce that Simon Betts, Dean of College, Wimbledon College of Arts, Felicity Gill, award wining artist, Tony Kane, founder of Time & Leisure, Lorraine McGinnis, former 6th Form College Head of Art and Steve Spence, Senior Lecturer, University of Arts, London will be our panel of judges.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Fridat 9 February 2018.  The panel will meet on 12 February 2018 and there will follow an exhition of entries and an award ceremony at William Morris House.

If you are interested in entering and would like more information, please e-mail us at

Paul Parkinson, Hon Secretary

Annual General Meeting – 20 May 2017

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Wimbledon Labour Hall Co-operative Society Limited will take place at William Morris House on Saturday 20 May 2017 at 10am.  Refreshments will be available from 9.30am onwards.

Following on from the AGM, a Special Meeting will be held to make some minor Rule changes.

The Agenda for the meetings together with the Minutes of the 2016 AGM can be accessed via the links

Paul Parkinson, Hon Secretary

2017 -04-20 – AGM & Special Meeting – Agenda to Shareholders – 20-04-17

2016 AGM – Minutes – 21 May 2016

William Morris Arts and Crafts Award

On Friday 17th March 2017,  Simon Betts, Dean of College, Wimbledon College of Arts, presented prizes at the inaugural William Morris Arts Awards held in William Morris House.

William Morris was the moving spirit of the Arts and Crafts Movement at the end of the 19th century. His beliefs, both artistic and altruistic found their highpoint at Merton Abbey Mills in Wimbledon, where he produced his world famous designs for fabrics, ceramics and stained glass. William Morris House sponsored and instigated this annual award to recognise the highest quality of artistic endeavour within the community of Merton

The Award was open to anyone living, working or studying in the London Borough of Merton.  There were two awards one for Adults and one for Under 18’s and both had with three prizes (1st 2nd & 3rd).  A number of Distinction Awards will be given to schools and colleges whose work achieves a high order of merit.

The judges were: Simon Betts, Dean of College, Wimbledon College of Arts Felicity Gill, award winning artist, Tony Kane, Founder, Time and Leisure, Lorraine McGinnis, Former 6th Form College Head of Art, Steve Spence, Senior Lecturer, University of the Arts London.


1st Prize £500: Maria Fagan

2nd Prize £350: Mary Gregory

3rd Prize £150: Chudamani Clowes

Under 18

1st Prize £250: Kitty Edmondson

2nd Prize £150: Je Young Lee

3rd Prize £100: Iman Butt

Alison Jerard Head teacher Ricards Lodge School for girls, received a distinction award for the high level of achievement entered in the competition by girls from her school.  Ricards Lodge is a comprehensive school for girls in Wimbledon who come from a wide range of abilities backgrounds and cultures.