Memorial Bench in Meiringen
05 March 2012
MEMORIAL BENCH IN MEIRINGEN TO
Two members of the Society, who both died in 2011, did much for the Society over many
years – particularly in assisting Albert Kunz in the organisation of the Swiss Pilgrimages of
Eileen Holman had worked for many years with Albert Kunz in London at the Swiss
National Tourist Office (now Switzerland Tourism) and Theo Wyler had worked in Zurich
for the same organisation. Both contributed much of their time – both when they were
employed, and then in retirement – to ensuring that the Society’s Swiss Pilgrimages were so
successful and enjoyable. Both had been contributing to the planning for the Society’s
forthcoming 2012 Pilgrimage.
To mark their passing, the Meiringen Town authorities have agreed that a weather-proof
park bench may be placed by the Society in the centre of Meiringen, in Conan Doyle Square
at the entrance to the Sherlock Holmes Museum in the Old English Church. The bench will
record on a bronze plate their portraits, names and dates, and include the Society’s name.
The engraving will be produced by our Honorary Member, John Doubleday, and the bench
will be dedicated during the Pilgrimage in September this year. The costs involved are
estimated to be about £1,500.
The Society believes that many members who knew Eileen and Theo may wish to make a
contribution toward the costs to be incurred. If you would like to make a contribution (of
any amount) please send by cheque, payable to The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, to
our Treasurer, Calvert Markham, at 32 York Road, Cheam SM2 6HH, England or by PayPal
The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
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