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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Shrouds of the Somme by Rowan Coleman

Sunday Times bestselling author Rowan Coleman writes about her personal connection with Rob's artwork and her great uncle Aubrey who is one of the 72,396 missing of the Somme. When I first became aware of the Shrouds of the Somme project I was so moved by the idea to...

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The Trench Exhibition finishes and Shrouds in the News

The Trench at Aerospace Bristol The Trench exhibition at Aerospace Bristol concluded on Sunday with several thousand visitors over the weekend. This was the last time the Trench will be on display before being taken apart in preparation for our final event in London...

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