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Randolph Caldecott Soc UK Meeting, Chester, March 2004

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Left: Jane Eilbacher with the 3 entries for the Caldecott Art Prize from students on the "Children's Illustration" Course at the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education.  (For details of the prizewinners, see our "Named after" page: click here.)

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Above:  The laying of flowers at Randolph Caldecott's memorial in Chester Cathedral on the anniversary of his birth, 22 March 2004.
  Those looking on include (4th & 5th from Left) the Head Boy and Headmaster of the King's School, Chester, where Randolph was also once Head Boy.
Right:  Our Chairman and the officiating clergyman at Randolph's Memorial.

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Above:  On the same day, a copy of the book which won the 2004 Caldecott Medal in the USA was presented to Chester Public Library.  It is being received by Helen Goodall, Children's Librarian.  
We were pleased to see a tribute to Randolph over the entrance to the Children's Library:

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(Compare the boy here with Randolph's original picture: click here.)

The winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal was "The Man who Walked Between the Towers" by Mordicai Gerstein, Roaring Brook Press.

If any members have other photos of this meeting, we will be happy to publish them.

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