The Victorians were no shrinking violets when it came to letting the world, or their town, know about their largesse and charity work.
What's the point in a discreet foundation stone when you can have a real belter up at first floor level and make it in a highly contrasting Portland stone so that it stands out against the darker brickwork.
We would like to bet that George William Mills Esq., Brewer and Maltster, had a personality and ego to match his plaque.
Thank you George. Anyone for a beer?