The Celebration of Joseph Scriven’s immortal Hymn
'What a Friend We have In Jesus'
was held in historic Port Hope Ontario, September 12-13, 2009
Below are the pictures of both the dry stone wall enclosure being built in August (as a refurbishing of the memorial) for this event and of the actual dedication later in September
August 24th 2009 Norman Haddow and Dean Mclellan stand where the new memorial wall is to be built.
During the build Tuesday 25th
Norman and Sean Donnelly
Completed Wednesday 26th
Joseph Scriven Memorial Dry Stone Wall completed in Port Hope Ontario August 26 2009
Port Hope mayor Linda Thompson commended the town on the refurbishing of the Joseph Scriven Monument during the official dedication on September 12th 2009
The Honourable David C Onley O.Ont ,The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, oversaw the unveiling of the new Scriven Dry Stone Wall with commemorative plaques.
The actual historic gravestone of Joseph Scriven is located in Memorial Park right in down town Port Hope. At 2:00 P.M. Saturday Sept. 12, the festival focused attention on the refurbished Joseph Scriven memorial with new dry stone wall enclosure built by DSWAC president John Shaw-Rimmington, field director Dean McLellan, master craftsman Norman Haddow of the DSWA of UK (and DSWAC members Evan Oxland, Joe Mitchell, Corey Eakins, Cameron LeSueur, and Sean Donnelly)