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 #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]
Crockets again, must be arranged further apart, and pinnacles must be more lofty when situated at the top of a building or tower, than they would be if the same pinnacle were intended to be near the eye. The same rule holds good with regard to capitals, canopies, and other features that are liable to lose their apparent height by foreshortening.
– James Kellaway Colling: ‘Gothic ornaments, being a series of examples of enriched details and accessories of the architecture of Great Britain. Drawn from existing authorities’, 1850
Image: Historic Environment Record WCM98982, ©Worcester City Council
05.04.1879 WORCESTER GLEE CLUB. The advent of April denotes the end of the season of the glee clubs, and on Tuesday night last was the closing performance at the Crown Hotel, when the members of the above old-established club turned out in such numbers that the large room was crowded, and the side room was also occupied. During the evening Mr. T. M. Hopkins in a few sentences asked those present to drink to “The health of the Mayor,” who was in the room, and Mr. Holland responded. He then asked the company to drink to the health of Mr. Forsyth, sculptor, who had presented the club with a bust of the late Mr. Allen Wheeler, a gentleman who when alive took a great interest in the club. Mr. Forsyth shortly replied. [Worcestershire Chronicle] Allen Wheeler, 1803-1876, of 32 York Place, Tything of Whistones, surgeon and eldest son of the Rev. Allen Wheeler, Minor Canon of the Cathedral 1799-1851 and Precentor 1820-1851.
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.
Image: C.42898. Worcester: The Cross. | Celesque Series / Published by The Photochrom Co., Ltd., London & Tunbridge Wells.
CITY POLICE. MONDAY. OBSTRUCTION BY BETTING MEN. … William Forsyth, Tything …summoned for causing an obstruction at the Cross, on Wednesday last. …the cases against Forsyth and Powell were adjourned in order to enable them to call witnesses. [Worcestershire Chronicle]
CITY POLICE. MONDAY. ANNOYANCE BY BETTING MEN. William Forsyth, Tything… Forsyth called two witnesses, one of whom, named Turner, deposing that he was not on the pavement during the time named by the officer. Forsyth was fined 10s. and costs… [Worcestershire Chronicle]
“Cutting out Patterns for Stencilling for / Holy Trinity Church Shrub Hill / Ditto for Mr Joselands Shop front / Taking up and relaying piping and / repairing drain at Mr Malpas’s Foregate St / Fixing Chimney piece / Memorial Head Stone in Marble with / Stone Plinth / Shelf in freeze Stone” for Frederick Wells, Painter, Builder and Contractor, of 47 Foregate Street.
Unspecified work for Frederick Wells, Painter, Builder and Contractor, of 47 Foregate Street.
Unspecified work for Frederick Wells, Builder and Contractor, of 47 Foregate Street.
RE–OPENING OF THE CATHEDRAL AFTER ITS RESTORATION. The re–opening of the Cathedral… …Decorators: Messrs. Hardman, of Birmingham; and Mr. Wells, of Worcester. Sculptors and carvers: Mr. Forsyth, of Worcester, Mr. Boulton, of Cheltenham; and Messrs. Farmer and Brindley, of Lambeth, London. [Worcestershire Chronicle]
“…Carving executed on new buildings for Mr Stewart / in Pump Street as per estimate supplied to Mr Wells” and “Carving bricks Caps to Shops in High Street and / Pump Street” and “Caps in High Street” and “cutting Compton Buildings” and “cutting name on Mr Shaw’s House” and “executing 2 Caen Stone Corbel” and “cutting letters on Stone [? Stephen’s Villas]” and “Carving Wood Trusses” for Messrs Dixon Brothers [Hercules Henry Dixon and Thomas John Dixon] Builders and Constructors, of Arboretum.