Thursday, 29 May 2014

Brookwood Angel

I am intrigued by this memorial to Reginald Howell who is buried in Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey. Under the angel is what looks like representation of London buildings, possibly St Paul's Cathedral.

I can find little about him so far, other than he died 3 August 1912 aged 66 leaving the considerable sum of £151,000. At the time of his death, he lived at Clive House, Esher, Surrey. His wife, who died in 1928, left just under £50,000. The only trace of the pair I can find on the Census index is for 1901, in which he is described as a manufacturer and they were both resident at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. He was, I believe, born in Westminster.


2 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice photo, did you go there then?

Laurie said...

Yes, I did, Bill. I sent you an email via Geograph but heard nothing from you. Try me on graveyarddetective@gmail.com

Welcome to the Graveyard Detective

An illustrated look at the World of Graveyards and Cemeteries. There are many Stories behind the Stones that Stand in them. Who knows what we might find?

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...