Saturday, 8 November 2014

Jacqueline y Marcelo

If you walk into Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in Southwark through the eastern entrance you will see on your right two araucaria araucana or 'monkey puzzle' trees.

The trees were planted in 2004 to commemorate Jacqueline Drouilly Yurich and her husband Marcelo Salinas Eytel, a young Chilean couple forcibly 'disappeared' in 1974 under Pinochet's dictatorship.

Here's their story alongside some poems and songs.

And here's a video to tell their story and remember them by.
Marcelo y Jacqueline - Disappeared in Chile - Part 1
Marcelo y Jacqueline - Disappeared in Chile - Part 2

Jacqueline y Marcelo.


  1. Hi Martin
    I am with the group that planted those trees. Your photos are beautiful.
    I will print them and frame them
    thanks a lot
    Nicole Drouilly Yurich

  2. Hi Nicole
    I am guessing that you are related to Jacqueline and I am very pleased that you found my photograph. I will email you the original version as it is better quality for you to print.
    best wishes