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....

The Somme in Numbers

This week we have been exhibiting the Shrouds of the Somme in a new format. – the Trench – in Exeter. The Human Cost of War One of the driving ideas behind the Shrouds of the Somme is to create a physical representation of the numbers involved in World War 1. When you...

Lost but not Forgotten – The Shrouds in The Sun, 8 June 2018

A couple of weeks ago the Shrouds of the Somme were featured in an incredibly sensitive and well-written article for the Sun newspaper. The journalist Mike Ridley and legendary photographer Arthur Edwards were both clearly moved as they talked to Rob about the project...

A Rifleman reflects

Just under a year ago I was stood in the middle of one of the oldest gardens in the UK surrounded by 19,240 fellow soldiers, all who sadly fell on one day during one of the most horrific battles in British history. Along with thousands of others, we were there to pay...