Sculptor,RA. James Arthur Woodford, born Nottingham. There are some lovely examples of his work in Lime Street, brought to our attention by Caroline's Miscellany. Also on the Palm House Terrace at Kew Gardens there are Portland stone replicas by Woodford of the Queen's Beasts plaster sculptures which he created to adorn Westminster Abbey for the coronation in 1953. And the wonderful Ornamental Passions has found a cache of his work in Whitehall Place SW1.
2019: IanVisits reports on 4 large stone reliefs now displayed in Lime Street, at The Scalpel, opposite the Lloyds building. Originally created by Woodford for the 1957 Lloyds building.