Walmsley and Welch, Lancaster

walmsley & welch walmsley & welchThis is probably my favourite example of memorial lettering in Lancaster: if only because of the beauty of the lettering. They are superbly rended in a wonderfully elegant serif .

The large sandstone slab on which the lettering sits, is to be found set in the floor just outside the entrance to the Trinity United Reform Church (built 1772) on High Street. Members of the Walmsley and Welch families do appear a number of times in the historical records of the town – mainly amongst the mercantile class – but who exactly these two were, I have yet to discover. No doubt they were closely associated with the church.

Location: High Street, Lancaster, UK.

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