Letter: Grave concern

Sir: My experience of visiting the grave of William Morris at Kelmscott contrasts hugely with that expressed by Dorothy Biltcliffe (Letters, 28 August).

The setting of the memorial within the churchyard is perfect; the introduction of signs or indicator boards is completely unnecessary and would be an affront to the very spirit of the place. The fact that moss and lichen thrive upon the stone slab is simply in keeping with all the other roofs situated within the locality, and as for the idea of a "craft renovation" (whatever that may entail), Morris must be turning within the grave.

What comes after that, a signposted "Morris Heritage" route from the M40 and a gift shop at the churchyard gates?

MICHAEL MURPHY

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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