Person    | Male  Born /12/1859  Died /1/1941

Viscount Wakefield of Hythe, Charles Cheers

Businessman. Born Liverpool. His brand name being Castrol he was very successful and set up in the City of London. Lord Mayor in 1915-16. Promoted and funded pioneering aviation and motor sports. 1933 set up the Tower Hill Improvement Trust with Tubby Clayton and then set up the Wakefield Trust, to which he gave a number of houses in the Tower Hill area, initially to help All Hallows by the Tower and Toc H. It continues doing good works.

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Viscount Wakefield of Hythe, Charles Cheers

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Wakefield

The 'lamp of maintenance' above the bust is the symbol used by Toc H. This wh...

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