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Shrubsole Memorial

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Eric960 wrote a review Apr 2019
Twickenham, United Kingdom602 contributions172 helpful votes
Elected three consecutive years as Mayor of Kingston and hence why he's remembered by this memorial stone. Was told about this while on a guided tour of Kingston.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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futtock21 wrote a review Feb 2019
London, United Kingdom9,707 contributions1,184 helpful votes
This memorial in Kingston’s ancient market place depicts an elegantly dressed lady carrying a funeral urn on her head and holding the hand of a little boy who crouches to gather water in a little bowl. It commemorates Henry Shrubsole, a man of many parts including undertaker, draper and banker who was elected Kingston’s Mayor three times before dying in office in 1880. Erected in 1882 the memorial is the work of Francis John Williamson (1833-1920). It is made of Carrera marble on a pedestal of Cornish granite with a basin, inscription and portrait medallion.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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David D wrote a review Sep 2018
Devon, United Kingdom7,734 contributions1,318 helpful votes
Monday 17th September we were out and about walking around Kingston and we stopped to have a look at the memorial. This statue is situated at the top end of the market place in Kingston, it stands in front of the Market Square House under the gaze of the Guilded Statue of Queen Anne. The staute commemorates Henry Shrubsole, who was the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames between 1877 to 1879. The statue depicts a woman & child standing above the drinking fountain. Yet another piece of the jigsaw puzzle of historic Kingston upon Thames.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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rayrest wrote a review Dec 2017
London, United Kingdom7,264 contributions1,036 helpful votes
Located in Market Place, in Kingston is this statue on a stone block dedicated to Henry Shrubsole who was Mayor of Kingston for three times. Now I grew up and lived in Kingston for 15 years and have never heard of the man, oh ignorance is bliss! Infact, weirdly enough, reading up on the man his story becomes quite interesting. Shrubsole started as an undertaker and then went onto making fabrics & drapes and then on to banking. Shrubsole bank traded untill it merged and became part of the NatWest banking group in 1894. The memorial gates half the marks and the story the other half.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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BagleysBash wrote a review Nov 2016
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom34 contributions34 helpful votes
This statue is decided to Henry Shrunsole who was mayor of Kingston three times. He died in 1880.It is constructed of Carrara marble on a Cornish granite pedestal with basin, inscription, and portrait medallion. It can be found in a prominent position in the Market Place.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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