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Alfred L. Wilkinson (1899-1983)

Stained glass designer. The son of Horace Wilkinson, also an artist working in stained glass, he trained at St Martin's School of Art in London before working with his father from 1920 until 1939 in London. Alfred Wilkinson was subsequently based at several addresses in London, Hertfordshire and Essex, and also designed for G. King & Son of Norwich.

Further reading

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 129.

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My great aunt has recorded "While in London Dorothy and I met Alfred Wilkinson and saw his Design Studio and also the workshop of stained glass. Later, we visited an old church in Billingsgate "St. Magnus The Martyr" in which some of the windows from Alfred's works had newly replaced windows damaged in the war. They were circular and depicted a working man's trade - or union such as carpenter and cooper."

Also I have a scanned copy of a Christmas card sent by A.J.C. Gormley, Chariman and... Show full comment

Managing Director, International Chemical Company Ltd.

He wrote "Two years ago I sent my friends in the pharmaceutical trade a Christmas Card illustrating some of the beautiful stained glass in the Cathedral at Chartres. So many of you seemed to like that card that I have been encouraged to send my greetings in the same form once again.
This year, however, I have chosen a fine example of modern English glass from St. Stephen's church, Norwich, As the light streams through the window it seems almost to bring to life the scene of that first Christmas at Bethleham. At the foot is an inscription, the age-old Christmas message which I would echo as my sincere greeting to you - "Peace on earth, goodwill to men".

Submitted by: Sue Clayton (2016-07-25 22:42:00)
Editor's response: thanks for this detail on A.L. Wilkinson. To clarify, the Nativity window at St Stephen's in Norwich was made by Wilkinson, see

The windows in the church of St Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street in the City of London show the arms of the Worshipful Companies of Fishmongers, Plumbers and Coopers together with those of William Wand when Bishop of London and Geoffrey Fisher when Archbishop of Canterbury as well as the badge of the Fraternity of Our Lady de Salve Regina.
Submitted by: Michael Cooper (2017-09-30 22:31:24)

Your search found 6 results.
  St David and St Cynwyl St David and St Cynwyl
artist: Alfred L. Wilkinson
Church of St Cynwyl, Aberporth, Ceredigion
south wall of the sanctuary
  The Presentation of Christ in the Temple The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
artist: Alfred L. Wilkinson
Church of St Arvan, St Arvans, Monmouthshire
west wall of the south aisle
  St James and St John St James and St John
artist: Alfred L. Wilkinson
Church of St James, Pyle, Bridgend
south wall of the sanctuary
  The Risen Christ Appearing to St Mary Magdalene The Risen Christ Appearing to St Mary Magdalene
artist: Alfred L. Wilkinson
Church of St Arvan, St Arvans, Monmouthshire
east wall of the south aisle
  Christ with Mother and Children Christ with Mother and Children
artist: Alfred L. Wilkinson
Church of St Illtyd, Llantwit Fardre, Rhondda Cynon Taff
west wall of the south chapel
St Non and St Padarn
artist: Alfred L. Wilkinson
Church of St Pedrog, Y Ferwig, Ceredigion
north wall of the nave (window number: nIII)

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