The third President’s ‘JoinMe’ excursion took place on September 5. A visit to Red House in Bexley Heath proved to be of great interest to all who came along.
The house was designed as his first commission by Philip Webb for the artist, designer, socialist and entrepreneur William Morris. Balham Brothers welcomed Croydon brothers, Ken Lee (President) and his wife Tina and Bernard Bennett-Diver and his wife Jane. Brother Terry’s wife Lucille joined Steve Palmer and Charles and Marianne Marriott from Balham to complete the party. Red House fills an important place in the history of domestic architecture and is an established icon of the arts and crafts movement. Sadly, the house is rather lacking in furniture and memorabilia, but this is made up for the splendour of its spaces and some of the fixtures that have been retained. there is more detail about the house and links to further information Under the events tab: Presidents previous visits.