I am very grateful to Fr Anthony Symondson for solving the puzzle of Bernard Smith (see comment on the previous post). If I had picked up my copy of his work on Sir Ninian Comper, the answer was there waiting for me. It would seem that H. A. Bernard Smith and his firm of ateliers were responsible for the execution of a lot of Comper’s work and my hunch about Bodley was right too – he was a pupil of Bodley and Garner.
I’m going to take a short break from the blog for a few weeks. Prayers please for my wife who is due to give birth to our third child any day now. Allan