Memorial to Charles Jones by Frank Bowcher. Bronze relief on stone, originally intended for Jones's second Town Hall, Ealing, but now in Walpole Park, Ealing, nearby. Photographs and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2013. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on thumbnails for larger images.]
Left : Whole memorial. Right: Near-profile of Charles Jones.
Charles Jones (1830-1913), a leather-merchant's son from Beccles in Sufflolk, set up a practice in Ealing in 1856. As surveyor to the Local Board when it was formed in 1863, he did a huge amount of work there over a long career, from improving the infrastructure to building public offices of all kinds, and was much admired. This is one of the larger works of a sculptor best known for his work on coinage, medals and seals.
Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 3: North West. Pevsner Architectural Guides. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2002. Print.
"Frank Bowcher." From The Concise Grove Dictionary of Art (2002) in Answers.com. Web. 5 March 2013.
"Mr. Charles Jones. Retirement after Fifty Years' Service." The Surveyor and Municipal and County Engineer, Vol. 42 (4 July-26 December, 1913) 25 July 1913, 159. Internet Archive. Web. 3 March 2013.
Last modified 6 March 2013