Monument for Francis Francis (1822-86) and members of his family in Twickenham Cemetery, Hospital Bridge Road. Francis, a famous angler and writer on the subject almost as famous as Isaac Walton, brought fish farming to Britain. His books include Angler's register [electronic resource] : a list of the available fisheries in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany and Belgium, and how to get to them (1860), Book on angling; being a complete treatise on the art of angling in every branch (1863), Fish-culture: a practical guide to the modern system of breeding and rearing fish (1863), Sporting sketches with pen and pencil (1878), [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

The fisherman's creel, hat, and case for fly-fishing lures. The monument originally had the fishing rod, which has disappeared. Mellors’s London Cemeteries contains a photograph of the complete monument.

Left: the monument in its setting. Right: writing materials — paper and quill pen — next to the creel symbolizing Francis's writings.

Photographs by Robert Freidus. Formatting and text by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Victorian Web and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]


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