D J Williams, Brunswick Ironworks D J Williams, Brunswick Ironworks
1906 - 1931

Replica Coffin

Brunswick Ironworks Replica Coffin for Kent and East Sussex Railway ...more



 

Brunswick Ironworks Celebrating 100 Years of the Craft of the Art Metal Worker.
1906 -1931


The Tower of London 1915

The Brunswick Ironworks have worked in the Bloody Tower. They were commissioned by the Ministry of Works; to create the railings for the Raleigh Walk in the Tower of London. The photograph below shows the railings which can still be seen today.

Raileigh's Walk railings


Tomb of the Unknown Warrior 1920
In November 1920 the founder of the Brunswick Ironworks recieved a telegram from the Ministry of Works requesting his presence in London on a matter most urgent. Mr Williams travelled down to London and was given the Commission for the Ironwork on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. Mr Williams designed the handles and Ironwork banding for the coffin. He worked for two days and night without sleep to ensure the work was completed in time for the Coffin to leave England for France, where the Unknown Warrior was placed in the Coffin.

The Coffin then travelled back to England on board the HMS Verdun, to Dover. Then it travelled by train to Victoria Station London, before being buried in Westminster Abbey in the presence of the King and Queen on November 11th 1920.

The Tomb of the Unkown Warrior


Newel Post designed for David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Loyd George 1928

David Lloyd George was the Member of Parliament for Caernarfon and was Prime Minster during the First World War. In 1928 he was moving into his new London home and Mr DJ Williams designed a wrought iron staircase and two newel posts, for his London residence.

D J Williams & Son, Brunswick Ironworks Limited, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 2SE
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