Memorials to Randolph Caldecott
|Memorial in the Crypt, in the far right-hand corner of the OBE
Chapel. The memorial is about 6 feet high, and shows a life-size child
standing sorrowfully, holding a medallion with a bas-relief image of
Randolph Caldecott. Unusually, the child's clothing and head-dress are
aluminium. The child is in Breton costume, recalling the book Breton
Folk whose many illustrations helped to make Randolph Caldecott famous.|
To find the Memorial, follow the signs to William Blake's memorial, and it's
about 3 metres to the right of this.
(The memorial was designed by Alfred Gilbert, RA, and
paid-for by Randolph's many friends. Randolph's brother, Rev. Alfred
Caldecott, DD, was a Canon of St Paul's, which may have helped! This
picture of it is reproduced from the "Westminster Budget",
4 Sept 1896. Alfred Gilbert also designed the monument to Lord
Shaftesbury, better known as Eros, in Piccadilly Circus, London,
which is also made of aluminium.)
For a colour picture of the Caldecott Memorial at St Paul's, click
|You can get directly into the Crypt. Don't go up the main
steps to the Cathedral, but go round to the side door to the left of these
steps, signposted to the shop and restaurant. But you will still be
expected to pay to get beyond these to the memorials.|
|Blue Plaque where Randolph lived|
(almost opposite the entrance to the British
(Photos taken Sept 2003: appropriately, the shop on the
ground floor is now a seller of 19th Century books.)
plaque at Randolph Caldecott's birthplace, 16 Bridge Street in The Rows (at first-floor level).|
(When Randolph lived here, it was number 150.)
|Memorial plaque in Chester Cathedral, North-West Apse.|
|Randolph Caldecott's Grave|
Evergreen Cemetery, 505 North Rodriquez Street.
(maintained by the Randolph Caldecott Society of America, who produced this
picture and provided the directions below. For more
about them, see our "Links" page.)
For a map, click this link:
How to get there from downtown St Augustine:
Go west on King Street, cross railroad tracks and turn right on Rodriquez
Street which joins Pearl Street.
Opening hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, 7 days/week.
On entering the cemetery there is an office with a small parking lot to the
left and signs directing folks to Randolph's grave.
If you know of other relevant memorials, please send details to the
Email address at the bottom of this page.