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.
Hugo Williams reading Walter de la Marre’s
poem about Blondin
Nick Lowe and Hugo, two regular toast attendees
“Falling”: Silvia Ziranek’s performance in homage to Blondin
and Christopher Robinson, who left us recently
The Blondin Memorial Trust’s Secretary with Blondin’s French
descendant Myriam Kostis and partner Bertrand
The attendance on a sunny day
Chris Bulzini, one of the Bulzinis, highwire walkers
who recreate Blondin’s exploits
Thierry Alexandre & company
Attending the toast
Phoebe and Nephele, Bulzini family
Stephen Scarborough and Jean-Louis Brenac, both
descendants of Blondin through his American wife and his
French wife, respectively. Blondin left his first wife to travel
to the USA and Niagara Falls.
The secretary opens champagne
Silvia Ziranek performs “On balance”
Photo: Alma Tischler Wood
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
Click on the image below to view the report on Blondin written by Roy Lowe (pictured above).
2010 photographs reproduced with the kind permission of Adnan Al-Sayegh
2009 Photographs reproduced with the kind permission of Adam Brown