Famous Norfolk photographer, Robert Howlett, has grave rededicated after crowdfunded restoration
PUBLISHED: 12:06 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:29 18 October 2017
A famous Norfolk photographer’s grave has been rededicated, after a successful crowdfunding campaign to restore it.
Robert Howlett, a pioneering 19th century photographer, lived in Norfolk and is buried in St Peter and St Paul churchyard, in Wendling.
A ceremony was held on Saturday, October 14, at 2pm, to rededicate his final resting place, after its restoration.
Howlett took an iconic Victorian portrait of the of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, in 1857. He died a year later, in Norfolk, aged 27.
A photographer from Nottingham, Rose Teanby, discovered Howlett’s derelict grave two years ago.
She ran a crowdfunding appeal to restore the grave, raising £2,000.
The rededication ceremony took place in the churchyard.
Reverend Julia Hemp and Ms Teanby both spoke at the non-religious ceremony, which included contributions from others who had been involved in the fundraising and restoration.
More information is available on Rose Teanby’s website.