St George

Designer: Shrigley & Hunt


South aisle of Holy Trinity, Northwood, Greater London

The window is dedicated to the memory of Joseph Norman Rostern, who, says the inscription at the bottom, "chose the soldier's path." He had been killed in action at Peronne in March 1915. St George is a young man here with a soldier's helmet, and he has just killed a huge dragon.

Shrigley & Hunt was a Lancaster firm founded in 1874 by Arthur Hunt, who took over a partnership previously called Hudson & Shrigley. Having worked for Heaton, Butler & Bayne, he set out to offer "lighter, more natural and intelligible interpretations of biblical and other narratives in stained glass" ("Shrigley & Hunt"), taking Carl Almquist (1848-1924), who had studied under Henry Holiday, as his chief designer, along with E. H. Jewitt (1849-1929). The firm continued to operate until 1982.

Photograph by John Salmon and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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