Leek is a market town situated on the river Churnet in the county of Staffordshire in the West Midlands area of central England. William Morris resided in the town in the 1870s and studied dying with a local firm, which continued to supply silks to Morris.


Latitude: 53.102981569545
Longitude: -2.016183435808

Timeline of Events Associated with Leek

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Morris & Co. founded

photo of William MorrisIn Mar 1875, Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company was dissolved and re-established as Morris and Company. Image: Photograph of William Morris, aged 53. First published 1899 (photo by Frederick Hollyer c. 1887). From Google Books edition of J. W. Mackail The Life of William Morris in two volumes, London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co., 1899. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

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