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Nuffield Place preserved as a 1930s time capsule. The modest home of the philanthropist William Morris, Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motor Cars and one of the richest men in the world. He gave away over £30m of his fortune, equivalent to £700m in today's money. 

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  • Frances
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2013, 00:46
Fantastic shot John! My husband Shaun had to interpret what scullery meant and he said the kitchen looked very much like his grandma's in the day in Manchester. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Aug 2013, 06:58
So many things here remind me of childhood days

John Prior: The couple had no children and Morris set about dividing his fortune amongst charitable causes. He donated millions to medical research and funded Nuffield College, Oxford. During the polio epidemic of the 1940s and 1950s, he ordered the manufacture of 5,000 iron lungs and distributed them throughout the Commonwealth.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Aug 2013, 08:14
I like the rug beater tucked behind the pipe
That almost feels like a museum exhibit. Beautiful but static.
He had everything...including the kitchen sink!
John Prior: Considering he was a multi billionaire he lived very modestly, started out life at 15 in a bike repair shop.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 7 Aug 2013, 11:40
Bet he didn't do his own cleaning.
John Prior: I don't suspect many men did, lord or not smile
There's certainly stuff in here I recognise from my Grandparents homes, and indeed my own when I was very young.
John Prior: Nuffield Place, left to Nuffield College Oxford, has been locked up for many years, even the ashtray has his cigarettes left in it. Recently opened by the National Trust. I certainly new nothing about William Morris founder of Morris cars and MG (Morris Garage)
Everything is packed in...
He was a remarkable man. There are many stories of him slipping large sums of money into collecting tins and going on his way without a word!

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