Sir Frank Wills was member of the famous Bristol tobacco family and it is not surprising that he was responsible for the design of many of their factories including the ‘No. 1 Factory’ in East Street Bedminster, the façade of which is preserved as part of the modern development there.
He also worked on many chapels and schools such as Red Maids and Bristol Grammar School. He had a bust of his cousin William Henry who became Lord Winterstoke outside of his office – if Frank’s hat was on the bust, you knew he was in!
This Lord Mayor’s memorial can be seen on the ‘Long Path’. Go up the steps to the right of the café, turn left and the grave is on the right about 15 yards up the path.