Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of central scene.

West Window: St George: The Presentation in the Temple; St David, by William Aikman (1868-1959), 1926, at St Matthew's, Ashford, Surrey. Like two other windows in the church, this was installed in memory of Marianne Henrietta Martindell, who died on 8 March 1925. Her residence is given in the inscription at the foot of the window as Chelston in Ashford, and from the flanking figures of St George and St David, it would seem that she had a connection with the local Welsh School (later St David's) which did so much to fund the church. This was clearly a prominent local family: of the children who erected these memorial windows, one, her second son, was Chief Engineer and Secretary to the Government at Burma (Death notice in the Times of 4 August 1933, p.1).

Photographs by John Salmon, and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. 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 the images to enlarge them.]

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"Deaths." The Times. 4 August 1933: 1. Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 March 2017.

Eberhard, Robert. "Stained Glass Windows at St Matthew's, Ashford, Surrey." Church Stained Glass Windows. Web. 11 March 2017.

Created 11 March 2017