Annual Graveside Toasts
The Annual Graveside Toasts

Each year in February, the members of the Blondin Memorial Trust meet at Blondin’s Grave in Kensal Green Cemetery to honour his memory with a Toast. All who are interested are cordially invited to attend. Details of Kensal Green Cemetery and the date chosen for the Toast are always shown on the Welcome Page of this website.

The Toast Ceremony 2017
Blondin Toast 2017 - photo

Silvia Ziranek performs “On balance”
Photo: Alma Tischler Wood

Blondin Toast 2017 - photo

From left to right: Panos, Matthias Spiess, tightrope walker Phoebe Babette Bullzini, John Wood, Hermine Demoriane (secretary, Blondin Memorial Trust), Jeremy O'Sullivan, Walter Oskar, Alma Tischler Wood, Christopher Stone (chairman, Blondin Memorial Trust), Silvia Ziranek, Betsy de Lotbinière, Roy Lowe, Peta Waddington, Nick Lowe, Hugo Williams.

Photo: Henri Vivian-Neal, Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery

Hugo Williams recites the poem “Blondin” by Walter de la Mare

The Toast Ceremony 2016
Blondin Toast 2016 - photo
Blondin Toast 2016 - photo

Click on the image below to view the report on Blondin written by Roy Lowe (pictured above).

Blondin report by Roy Lowe
The Toast Ceremony 2013
Blondin Toast 2013 - photo
The Toast Ceremony 2010

2010 photographs reproduced with the kind permission of Adnan Al-Sayegh

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The Toast Ceremony 2009

2009 Photographs reproduced with the kind permission of Adam Brown

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The Toast Ceremony 2008
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