Shrubsole Memorial

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Eric960
Twickenham, UK605 contributions
History of a former mayor of Kingston
Apr 2019 • Couples
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.
Written April 15, 2019
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futtock21
London, UK11,091 contributions
Thrice Lord Mayor of Kingston
Feb 2019 • Solo
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.
Written February 19, 2019
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David D
Devon, UK12,374 contributions
Statue in old market place
Sep 2018 • Friends
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.
Written September 20, 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Xmas shopping in Kingston
Dec 2017 • Solo
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.
Written December 21, 2017
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BagleysBash
Kingston upon Thames, UK34 contributions
Three Times a mayor
Nov 2016 • Couples
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.
Written November 11, 2016
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Richard10
Woking, UK424 contributions
A historical landmark
Nov 2016 • Couples
located in Kingston market place. The Shrubsole Memorial commemorates Henry Shrubsole, whose family's fortunes followed an unusual trajectory, from undertaking and drapery to banking. Shrubsole himself was three times Mayor of Kingston, dying in office in 1880. In this tableau, a gracefully-robed woman carries an urn on one shoulder and is holding the hand of a little boy, who crouches to gather water in a little bowl. Although the woman's face is weathered, the general effect remains unspoilt. it is listed as grade 2 building as a landmark of historical interest.
Written November 10, 2016
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