The person polishing the brass plate is the father, the head is the mother: the brass plate is for their son.
This couple wanted to explain to me about the brass plate – I listened.
The brass plate had only just been secured to the plinth and needed a clean.
The public house at Bath Square, Portsmouth was their sons pub. The brass plate can be there for two years before another is allowed to replace it. The lower brass plates suffer from dogs doing what what dogs do around trees and lampposts.
They were both grieving as I believe memories were still very fresh.