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 Park, London. The installation was open to the public from 8-18 November 2018 over the centenary of the WW1 armistice....

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...

The West Ham Pals and West Ham players in WW1

After hearing that the Shrouds were going to be on display next to their new home at the London Stadium, West Ham United got in touch to offer us their support and soon became official Shrouds of the Somme project partners. But it wasn’t just the close proximity of...

Project update – schools, London and Lost Lives in France

The Trench exhibition finished at Aerospace Bristol on Sunday 14th October and last week the Shrouds were carefully packed up, loaded and transported to a storage facility in Stafford by our amazing project partners at DHL, ready for London in just over 2 weeks time....