Memorial to Sir Alfred Lewis Jones
Sir George Frampton, R.A., P.R.B.S. (1860-1928)
Bronze, on Aberdeen granite
Pier Head, Liverpool
Sir Alfred Lewis Jones (1845-1909) was born in Carmarthen in South Wales, but brought up and educated in Liverpool, making his mark as a shipbuilder and public benefactor there. Yet another of those amazingly energetic Victorian entrepreneurs, he held various high positions in public life, amongst them President of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, and Founder and President of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Through the latter, says the inscription on this memorial, he made "science tributary to civilisation in Western Africa and the colonies of the British Empire."
Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee 2009/11
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