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“beautifully enriched with carvings of the vine and hop”
Unspecified work for Alfred Joseland, Wine Merchant and Brewer (Messrs Joseland), of 7 Foregate Street.
MESSRS. JOSELAND AND SONS’ BREWERY, &c Having lately described two new breweries at present in full operation in this city, it now becomes our pleasing task to give a sketch of a third establishment, which the old firm of George Joseland and Sons have recently completed.
“…making new Sword & Scabbard and cleaning / monument in Cathedral” for Captain Everard, Norton Barracks. Monument to the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment erected by the Earl of Strafford to Officers, N.C.O.’s and Privates of the 29th (all of whose names are recorded) who fell on the Banks of the Sutlej, India, December 1845. The base is surmounted by a standing figure of a soldier with his sword held in his right hand and pointing downwards.
26.05.1891 to 20.11.1893
“…repairing marble Figure” / “…repairing figure on pulpit including / Material” / “…repairing sword of figure 29 Reg / including Material” for the Dean & Chapter Worcester Cathedral.
Image #1: Worcester Cathedral | D[ea]r Frank / when do you / break up for / your holiday / let me know / with love from Aunt / Arabella
Image #2: WORCESTER CATHEDRAL 3568 | “AERO PICTORIAL LTD., 137, REGENT STREET, LONDON, W.A”. / AERO PICTORIAL AIR VIEW / Copyright Air Photograph
…reference to the work of restoration…and on the assertion made therein…calculated seriously to damage the professional reputation of the architect to the Dean and Chapter and the ingenious artists employed as sculptors under his direction… THE TRUTH. In full consciousness of the great interest attaching to the carvings, Mr Perkins, the architect, and the sculptors Mr Forsyth and Mr Boulton, who have been successively employed under him, have taken extraordinary care for their preservation… [Worcester Herald]
COMMUNICATIONS TO THE EDITOR. WORCESTER CATHEDRAL CARVINGS. … The carver and sculptor, Mr. R. Boulton, not Forsyth and Boulton, as appeared in Saturday’s Herald, is a person of acknowledged ability… JAS. BENNETT AND SON Birmingham, March 22nd, 1862. [Worcestershire Chronicle]
(Delilah) Lucy Rushton & ‘Flowers for the Altar’
Unspecified work for Leve/Levi Louis Rushton, brother of William Forsyth’s second wife Delilah Lucy Rushton, ‘Butler’ to father James Rushton, Farmer, of Lower Cotton, Staffordshire. Death of both mother Elizabeth Rushton nee Warrington and sister Elizabeth Rushton in 1869.
“In one of the hymns, ‘Flowers for the Altar,’ we have a description of some of the features of the neighbourhood. It contained the following lines: Jacob shall bring his lilac and Lucy her thyme, To deck Our Lady’s Altar. I sometimes wondered whether Jacob and Lucy were fancy names or whether they referred to real children. By a happy chance I found out.
The Guildhall, Worcester
Image: E. 39129. Worcester: Guildhall & High Street. | Celesque Series / Published by The Photochrom Co., Ltd., London & Tunbridge Wells.
“Guildhall / 4 Sicialin Marble C[himney]. Pieces / 3 Derbyshire Moulded Jambs / 2 of fine green ditto for Assembly Room / …Carving in Stone pieces of Ornament over doorway / …Carving in Wood 2 Chimney Pieces for Assembly Room / Ditto Ditto Ditto 3 Ditto Ditto Ditto / …Wood Carving to Assembly Doors / …Carving on Pilaster outside / …Marble Frieze”, etc. for Thomas John Dixon, Builder, of East Street, Claines.
“… restoring 5 [?] to vases on / parapet to North & South wings / of the Guild Hall” for The Corporation of Worcester per Mr H. Rowe. Henry Rowe, Architect and Surveyor, of 14 Foregate Street), and Surveyor to County, Corporation and Charity Trustees of Worcester s/o Henry Rowe, Architect, and collaborator with George Gilbert Scott on the restoration of the Guildhall in 1870s.