This should be the end of the story of Mikael Pedersen, but no. For many years there was indignation in England and especially in Dursley about the fact that such a famous man as Mikael Pedersen lay in a pauper's grave unnoticed and still without so much as a head stone. In 1995 a collection was started to raise funds in order to bring Mikael Pedersen's remains back to Dursley and re-bury them there.


With some difficulty, permission was given for the exhumation, the remains were put into a port wine box and taken back to England and re-buried at Dursley. The service was attended by over 300 people, including the Bishop of Gloucester, representatives from the Danish Embassy and Mikael Pedersen's grandchildren. It was an event that will never be forgotten by those taking part, both solemn and light-hearted, just like in the spirit of Mikael Pedersen.

Mikael Pedersen was given the burial service he should have received in 1929 and where he should have had his epitaph in Denmark. He was given an inscribed, black marble headstone in Dursley. This was one of the events of the year being given column space in all the English newspapers as well as being covered on the BBC by both radio and television.

A remembrance service is now held each year, on Mikael Pedersen's birthday, with enthusiasts from near and far taking part.