A tale of two brothers and two cousins

Sally Nicholson’s great great grandfather Ernest fought at the Somme alongside her great great uncle, Sidney Nicholson, a Lance-Corporal in the King’s Royal Rifles. On the 7th October 1916 Sidney was just about to lead his men over the top when he was shot in the head...

The Shrouds in London visitor feedback, emails and comments

We have witnessed an extraordinary response to the Shrouds in London, with many visitors crying or leaving crosses, poppies and photographs of the fallen. The display has brought family members together and also educated children who had not heard of the battle or the...

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 ahead of schedule with the superb team from VolkerFitzpatrick overseeing the layout, Imagination, 1st Battalion Royal...

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 monument to the fallen. Now all 72,396 shrouds are ready to be displayed for the first and only time at Queen...