ABBOT ANSCAR BUCKFAST ABBEY POSTCARD
Abbot Anscar Memorial Plaque
On the right side of the south aisle is to be seen a memorial plaque of the life of the second Abbot of the restored Abbey, Abbot Anscar Vonier. Made by Jewish refugee artist, Benno Elkan, it portrays scenes from the life of the Abbot whose inspiration lay behind the rebuilding of the Abbey.
Abbot Anscar is seen offering his life's work to the Virgin Mary, amidst scenes from his life such as the shipwreck of the "Sirio", which claimed the life of the first Abbot, Boniface Natter, monks rebuilding the Abbey, his work as a scholar, and finally the Consecration of the Abbey Church.