The Arthur Morrison Society was launched in 2007, following a Loughton Festival talk by Stan Newens at the Church of the Holy Innocents, where Morrison is buried. Stan published a book about Morrison the following year.
Morrison lived in Loughton, Essex, where he served in the Special Constabulary during the First World War. He would later be buried at the Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach along with is son and his wife.
The aims of the Arthur Morrison Society are simply to promote his work and to revive his memory. We cannot understand how, in so few years, someone with such great talent can be forgotten so completely.
What of the future?
We are now looking to expand our membership and to organise events in London and elsewhere. We are also inviting members to help us develop the Society.
Specific vacancies include: newsletter editor and writers, a membership and publicity team, and a steering group. Most decisions will be made by email, with an occasional meeting in London.