Bronze Bust, Edward VII

Accession #: 2009109

Description: Signed by the sculptor 'W Goscombe John RA'. This bust was displayed at the Llangwyfan Hospital in recognition of the work of its sitter, King Edward VII, for tuberculosis sanatoria. It was the gift of David Davies, Llandinam. Llangwyfan Hospital, near Denbigh was one of two hospitals built and operated by the King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Association - the other being Talgarth. In 1916, Sir Frederick Alban became secretary and controller of the Welsh National Memorial Association established by David Davies, aft. Lord Davies (1880-1944, see below) and his sisters, Gwendoline and Margaret (see below) to commemorate King Edward VII and to combat tuberculosis in Wales. He acted as accountant for the Ministry of Food in Wales, 1918-19. FA resigned from his post with the Memorial Assoc. in 1922 but continued as its consultant on financial matters The King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Association was set up in 1910 after an initial donation by David Davies, Llandinam (wealthy coal owner, Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire and later Lord Davies). Its aim was ' the prevention and eradication in Wales (including Monmouthshire) of tuberculosis and other diseases and in particular the provision of treatment either in sanatoria or other institutions or otherwise of persons suffering from tuberculosis'.


Dimensions: 890 x 680 x 480 mm

Acquired: 22/05/2009