In memory of Alfred Rodewald born Liverpool 28 January 1862 Died here 9 November 1903 Cotton merchant and highly respected musician, founder and conductor, Liverpool Orchestral Society. Close friend of Hans Richter (conductor) and of Elgar, who dedicated his Pomp and Circumstance March No1 to him and his orchestra; it had its first performance 19 October 1901 Plaque unveiled by John McCabe honorary president, Rodewald Concert Society 15 November 2008