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The Shrouds book

Our new book: Shrouds of the Somme: A Stitch in Time offers a candid insight into the story behind the Shrouds. Co-written by Rob’s wife, Karina , the book features many previously unseen photos and details of every Shrouds exhibition in Exeter, Bristol, Salisbury, Belfast and London.

All profits from the book go to SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. 

Own one of the Shrouds

Own one of the 72,396 shrouded figures, symbolising the fallen of the Somme. Each one comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the name and regiment of the soldier represented by the shroud.
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Shrouds in London

More than 85,000 people visited the Shrouds of the Somme at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this November including Princess Anne and more than 4,000 children. Thank you to everyone who helped make our vision a reality.

The Shrouds Story

72,396 shrouded figures all made by one man. Each represents a British Commonwealth serviceman killed at the Somme who has no known grave, many of whose bodies were never recovered from the battlefields.


Shrouds of the Somme in the News

The Book: Shrouds of the Somme – A Stitch in Time

Our new book 'Shrouds of the Somme - A Stitch in Time' written by Rob's wife Karina with Giles Adams is now available to buy in our online store....

85,000 people visit Shrouds of the Somme in London

All 72,396 Shrouds of the Somme were laid out from 5 November by VolkerFitzpatrick and soldiers of 1 Royal Anglian at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic...

Shrouds of the Somme – The First Week

It has been a week since we opened here in London’s Queen Elizabeth Park and so much has happened. The set up went extremely well and we finished...

Rob wraps the final shroud

At around 9pm last night Rob wrapped the final shrouded figure - number 72,396 - after 4 years of working up to ten hours a day to create his...

West Ham United

We are very grateful to West Ham United for their support for Shrouds of the Somme. They have printed over 25,000 flyers and posters for the event...

Shrouds of the Somme on BBC Breakfast

Shrouds of the Somme on the One Show

Stories from the Thiepval Memorial
Working together with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, we are gathering your stories and images of the 72,396 servicemen represented by the shrouds, whose names are engraved on the CWGC Thiepval Memorial.