Alfred John SmithMayor of Bristol1833 to 1893August 25, 2016
Joseph Dodge WestonMayor of Bristol1833 to 1893August 25, 2016
Six times Mayor
Charles Wathen was Mayor of Bristol six times and was also chairman of the Grateful Society. a successfull wool merchant. He was well known for making moleskin trousers and he had a clothing import and export business.
He was also an Alderman, Justice of the Peace and had been made a Knight by Queen Victoria in 1889.
Sudden death at work
He died suddenly whilst in the council chambers, probably of a heart attack. He was known to have a heart condition but also worked very long hours, putting his heart at risk.
This substantial monument is just behind the bushes on the Ceremonial Way to the right of the café. Please avoid stepping on the big stone in front of the monument which has ‘Entrance’ inscribed on it.
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