A timeline of the life of Ernest Gimson
- 1861 Formation of William Morris’s firm – Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company.
- 1863 Ernest Barnsley born in Birmingham.
- 1864 Ernest Gimson born in Leicester.
- 1865 Sidney Barnsley born in Birmingham.
- 1870 Peter Waals born in The Hague.
- 1877 Morris gave his first public lecture.
- 1881 Leicester Secular Hall opened.
- 1881 Democratic Federation founded – Morris joins in 1883.
- 1884 Gimson met William Morris in Leicester.
- 1884 Art Workers’ Guild set up.
- 1886 Gimson went to London to complete his architectural training with J D Sedding.
- 1887 Bloody Sunday demonstration in London.
- 1887 Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society set up, first exhibition held in 1888.
- 1888 Guild and School of Handicraft set up by C R Ashbee in London’s East End.
- 1890 Gimson learns chairmaking from Philip Clissett and plasterwork from Whitcombe and Priestly.
- 1890 Kenton and Company founded.
- 1893 Gimson and the Barnsleys move to the Cotswolds.
- 1894 Gimson and the Barnsleys settle at Pinbury Park.
- 1896 William Morris died.
- 1896 Central School of Arts and Crafts founded.
- 1897 John Paul Cooper set up a studio workshop in London.
- 1898 Gimson designed Stoneywell and Lea Cottages in the Charnwood Forest.
- 1899 George P Bankart joined the Bromsgrove Guild.
- 1899-1902 Boer War.
- 1900 Gimson married Emily Ann Thompson.
- 1900 Benjamin Fletcher appointed head of Leicester School of Art.
- 1901 Death of Queen Victoria, succeeded by Edward VII.
- 1901 Gimson went into short-lived partnership with Ernest Barnsley and set up workshops at Daneway House. Peter Waals appointed foreman-manager.
- 1902 C R Ashbee’s Guild of Handicraft moved to Chipping Campden, Glos.
- 1903 Gimson moved into the house he designed at Sapperton.
- 1907 Norman Jewson became Gimson’s architectural assistant.
- 1907 Exhibition of Gimson’s work at Debenham and Freebody’s, London.
- 1907 German designers, Josef Hoffman and Peter Behrens, founded the Deutsche Werkbund.
- 1907 Harry Peach set up Dryad.
- 1908 Guild of Handicraft dissolved as a limited company.
- 1910 John Paul Cooper built his house and workshop in Kent.
- 1915 Design and Industries Association founded by W R Lethaby, Harry Peach, Harold Stabler and others.
- 1919 Death of Ernest Gimson.
- 1920 Peter Waals set up workshop at Chalford.
- 1926 death of Ernest and Sidney Barnsley.