May 2011: Powell’s stained glass: Dennis Hadley

Denis Hadley is a well regarded speaker who has recently talked in St Martin’s Church, Dorking, on the stained glass windows there and their makers, Whitefriars Glass. Unfortunately on the day he had his problems with our projector and was working against the clock because of his transport arrangements.  He covered the family history of the founders of Whitefriars, the Powells, (and their links to Mr Baden) and the business difficulties they ran into.  The story of Whitefriars glass is an interesting one when well told and there are strong local connections as the last owner of the company is a member of the History Group.   We hope we are able to develop these aspects at some future date.