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Happy Birthday William Morris!

William Morris picture in a gold frame is having a birthday, with birthday cake, balloons and a party hat.

William Morris was born on 24th March 1834, in Walthamstow. We may not be able to celebrate his birthday this year due to the lockdown, but we would still like to commemorate the English designer, craftsman, poet, and early socialist, whose designs for furniture, fabrics, stained glass, wallpaper, and other decorative arts generated the Arts and Crafts movement in England.  Happy birthday, William. Next year we will celebrate properly.

You can find more about his work here.

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Great Easter Egg Prize Hunt

Join our Egg-citing Easter Egg trail and get a prize!

Remember to register before 31st March 2021 by emailing 

The trail will begin at the Community Garden Opposite the fire station. From there,  you will need to follow the clues to reach the final destination.

When you reach the end of the trail, you need to take a picture and tag us on Instagram @wmbiglocal #easteregghunt, or send it to us via email, and we will deliver an egg-cellent prize to your doorstep. 


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Last chance to enter our sunflower competition!

Sunflower growing competition

Many of you entered our SUNFLOWER GROWING COMPETITION earlier this year.
We have three categories:
1. Growing the most wonderful sunflower
2. Creating a painting, drawing or a collage of a sunflower
3. Best decorated sunflower pot
Our competition closing date is Wednesday 25th August.
This has been a challenging year for growing…first the weather was too dry and hot, then too wet with flooding.
If you managed to grow a sunflower in that weather, then congratulations! That is already an achievement.
If you were unlucky with your flower growing, you can also join by submitting a picture of your artwork.
We would love a picture of you standing next to your sunflower/artwork or holding it.
We might use some of the pictures on social media, so if you are sending us a picture of your family member, please ask for a permission first and clearly state in your email entry the name of the person in the picture and that they agreed for their picture to be used by WMBL on social media or promotions.
All pictures will be received with an understanding that we will have a permission to use them in the future.
We will choose one of the pictures in random, and the winner of each category will receive one year’s Walthamstow Tool Library membership.
(This will be given to an adult in the family if the winner is under 18)
Please email your entries to  by Wednesday 25th August.
We will announce the winners of all three categories when our next Autumn newsletter comes out.

Good luck and have fun growing and creating!


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