Thomas Freeth

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Thomas Freeth (1912–1994) was an English stained glass artist and art teacher active in the mid-twentieth-century in Kent. He was a local of Beckenham, Kent, and taught art there.[1]

During World War Two, Freeth served as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers.[2] Throughout the conflict, Freeth continued to paint and four of his war-time paintings were purchased by the War Artists' Advisory Committee.[3]

Among Freeth's glass designs were the complete set of nave and tower windows for St. George's Church, Beckenham, which replaced windows destroyed in the war.[4][5]


  1. ^ 10 Good Reasons To Visit Beckinham Kent Life (Accessed 25 April 2010)
  2. ^ Brain Foss (2007). War paint: Art, War, State and Identity in Britain, 1939-1945. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-10890-3. 
  3. ^ Imperial War Museum. "War artists archive". Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  4. ^ John Newman. West Kent and the Weald. The “Buildings of England” Series, First Edition, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner and Judy Nairn, eds. (London: Penguin, 1969), p.142
  5. ^ St George's Parish Church. "Historic stained glass". St George's Parish Church, Beckinham. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 

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