St Mary, Nottingham : Wade-Dalton 'Bridal' Window
St Mary, High Pavement, Nottingham.
Lady Chapel East Window.
Memorial window (detail) to Katherine Mary Monica Wade-Dalton, 1920.
By Burlison & Grylls.
Katherine is shown wearing a Nottingham Lace wedding dress. She was a victim of the Spanish Flu epidemic and died just seven days after her marriage.
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Katherine Mary Monica wife of William Lechmere Wade-Dalton, Baptised in this Church 10th May 1899, married 23rd October 1918, died 30th October 1918 This window is dedicated by her parents CN and GAF.
The firm of Burlison & Grylls was founded in 1868 at the instigation of the architects George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner. Thomas John Grylls (1845-1913) and John Burlison (1843-1891) were encouraged to leave their apprenticeships with Clayton & Bell and set up their stained glass firm which built a considerable reputation for its fine work over the next 40 years. They became one of the most successful stained glass firms in England.
Following Thomas John Grylls' death in 1913, the firm was continued by his son Thomas Henry Grylls (1873-1953), although effectively it can be said to have closed shortly after its London premises were bombed and all records destroyed in 1945.