St Albans Morris Men
The Betley Windows
Photograph by 'Eustace'
The photograph alongside shows a reproduction of the Betley Window etched on plain glass. The size is approximately 10 by 15 inches.
It was made in about 1990 by Susan McKenney, who lived at the time in San Luis Obispo, California, as a Christmas present for Chris Mitchell, after Chris had shown her a picture of the original window and admired it.
Chris was founder of Holy Rood Morris of San Luis Obispo and is currently a member of Monarch Grove Morris. Susan herself was the founder of Sixpence Women's Morris of San Luis Obispo.
This copy of the Window is to be found at Chris' house in Shell Beach, California. It was Susan's second attempt at the etching - the first was slightly defective but she still has it hanging in a window in her North California home.
Original Betley window Kingston-upon-Thames copy Betley Court copy Alison Bailey copy Ruth Dodworth copy Susan McKenney copy
Characters in the Windows Conclusions? Two 19th Century Views of Morris Foreign connections
References and Acknowledgements
John Price 2006. Comments to St Albans Morris Men's webslave