Grandad Cairney

by Claire Conn What was the cause of my Grandfather’s tears? What made him angry for all of those years? Cheated in life like so many others, His father killed in The Somme with his brothers. Who took his loving father’s life? Who could be blamed for the war and its...

I had no idea…

by Elizabeth King My grandparents died years ago.I knew my grandpa had a brother, Ernest Faure who died at Delville Wood. He was young and handsome. I have photos of him as a teenager sitting with arms folded, proudly posing with his school rugby team in South Africa....

The Trench in South Gloucestershire

OPENING DATES & TIMES Saturday 29th September – Sunday 14th October 10am – 5pm Daily  ‘The Trench’ stacked with the Shrouds will go on display at Aerospace Bristol this month. This will be the final chance to see the Shrouds before they go...

The Problem with Poppies

by Tony Richardson Plastic petals crumble. Paper passes. Crosses break. Arterial crimson fades. Those ceramic flowers in masses That tumbled from the Tower’s stone walls (And stood above the peaceful well-kept lawn), Their provenance may one day be forgot: “I think...

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below the answers to our frequently asked questions. Here, you will find the answers about our events, including group bookings and timings/locations for the installations, the artist Rob Heard, how the shrouds are made and more. If you still cannot find...