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....

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...

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 and been very supportive during the planning stages. The Shrouds will be laid out on the doorstep of their home ground...

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....