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Rob reaches half way

Rob has just reached a major milestone - the half way point of creating 72,396 Shrouds, one for the life of every British soldier killed during the Battle of the Somme who has no known grave. He says,

 "I am on schedule, though it is very tough going. I am working 12...

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General the Lord Richards lends his support

We are very grateful to General the Lord Richards, former head of the British Armed Forces, for lending his support. He says, "Shrouds of the Somme is a particularly evocative part of this year’s commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World War....

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Jim Carter announced as patron

We are delighted to announce that actor Jim Carter is Patron of Shrouds of the Somme. Jim Carter is perhaps best known to today‘s audiences  for his portrayal of Mr Carson, the butler, in ITV's hit drama Downton Abbey, for which he has received 4 nominations as Best...

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Shrouds of the Somme launches in London

Shrouds of the Somme, a powerful emotive art project depicting the massive loss of life at the Battle of the Somme was launched yesterday in London at the Honourable Artillery Company. A total of 72,396 shrouded figures will be displayed in London in November 2018....

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80,000 people visit Shrouds of the Somme in Bristol

Bristol Cathedral hosted the breathtaking ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ during a week which marked both Armistice Day and the end of the Battle of the Somme. 19,240 hand-stitched shrouded figures each representing a serviceman of the British Empire who died on the first day...

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