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Makers Marks by MF & HL Pawle

Margaret Florence Pawle (1890-1981) and her husband Hugh (Hew) Lewis Pawle (1889-1961) worked for the AK Nicholson studio for 30 years. Hugh Lewis Pawle was the younger son of Lewis Shepheard Pawle of Hutchins Barn, Knotty Green, Penn, Bucks. The 1911 census shows him, age 21, working as a stockbroker, his father's profession. He married Margaret Florence Walden in 1926, their windows are signed with joint names MF & HL Pawle. The 1939 Registration shows Hugh Pawle's occupation as "Stained Glass and Heraldic Arms, and manager of same". Windows signed MF Pawle are mainly after Hugh's death in 1961. It isn't clear when Margaret or Hugh joined AK Nicholson, but their East Window at Holy Trinity, Penn is dated 1931. Hugh Lewis Pawle became librarian and treasurer of The British Society of Master Glass Painters, (BSMGP), founded 1926. Hugh Pawle established the initial BSMGP library (1954), which was based at AK Nicholson until Hugh Pawle's death in 1961. The library subsequently moved several times and is now housed at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly

Margaret and Hugh Pawle worked from 105 Gower Street until 1937, 35 Circus Rd. St John's Wood, and 1960's: 1 Carlton Hill, St John's Wood. After Hugh Pawle's death in 1961, Margaret Pawle worked in her own name from 1 Carlton Hill, St John's Wood, and then 14 Victoria Square, Clifton, Bristol 8.

Hugh Pawle's parents lived in Penn parish, and Holy Trinity, Penn has two windows designed by Margaret and Hugh Pawle, The 1931 East window, 01, in memory of Hugh Pawle's mother and his sister, and the 1949 West window, 06. Window 02 is a collaboration between Hugh Pawle and the architect Edward Maufe. There is a memorial window, 03, to Hugh Pawle's brother Derek Weatherall Pawle, who was killed in action in Nigeria in 1915.

1 Window

Window Location Church Date Craftsmen
Link to image of this Window East Holy Trinity in Penn 1931 MF & HL Pawle

Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches

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