Friday, February 27, 2015

Benjamin Pollock's Grave

"...The popularity of the toy theatre declined and by 1937, when Mr. Pollock died, the shop and the Pollock family were struggling to pay their way.The Chingford Historical Society believes this is why he was buried in a common grave with no memorial stone." - The Chingford Guardian
When I read that this week, I thought, "This is a great shame and should be rectified..."

To that end, the Facebook toy theatre group has started a crowd-funding project to raise the necessary funds to buy a modest stone to mark Benjamin Pollock's grave.  Long overdue, Pollock1 was one of the giants of toy theatre sheet creators and printers, and should rightly be recognized within a proper memorial.