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In 2013 Wolverhampton Photographic Society will be celebrating its 125th anniversary and the 200th anniversary of its most famous photographer's birth, Oscar Gustave Rejlander (1813-1875). To celebrate this a commemorative plaque will be laid on Rejlander's unmarked grave in Kensal Green Cemetery ( on Saturday, 3 November 2012.

The project has been fully funded from WPS 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.

Everyone is invited to attend a short ceremony to mark the laying of this plaque at 12 noon on Saturday 3rd November 2012. The event will start at the Anglican Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, and then proceed to Rejlander's grave for the formal laying of the commemorative plaque. Afterwards it will move to the Dissenter's Chapel for refreshments. The event will end at around 1.30pm.

Booking is Essential. If you wish to attend, please email:


After the event why not pay homage to Frederick Scott Archer who's grave is also in the cemetery ( There are also plenty of other photography related individuals 'resting' there...

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