Rejlander honoured and his grave marked

At a ceremony on 3 November Oscar Gustave Rejlander's previously unmarked grave in Kensal Green cemetery had a new stone placed upon it just in time for the 200th anniversary of his birth in 2013. 

The project has been fully funded from Woverhampton Photographic Society funds and from personal donations from members of WPS Historical Group.The project has taken two years to come to fruition, and the WPS is very grateful for the help and support it has  received from staff at Kensal Green, and especially Joe Hughes from the Friends of Kensal Green. The memorial plaque was hand-carved and gilded by the sculptor David Kelly.

Details of the event were noted here: http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/profiles/blogs/rejlander-to-be-honoured

Photos courtesy of Dr Donald Stewart FRPS

  • Jonathan Dore

    A very worthwhile project in honour of a great figure in photographic history, and a beautifully carved stone, even though it does unfortunately seem at first glance to commemorate the "Father of Oscar Rejlander" rather than the man himself ...