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Second chance to see the ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ installation at Bristol Cathedral

Posted  2 November 2016 in News  
By Liz Robertson
Shrouds of the Somme installation

The unique installation ‘Shrouds of the Somme’, commemorating all 127,751 soldiers who lost their lives on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, is to be shown again at Bristol Cathedral.

From 11 to the 18 November the display, seen by thousands in Exeter to commemorate the start of the battle in July 2016, will be on show in the grounds of Bristol Cathedral.

The display was created by Somerset Artist Rob Heard who wrapped and bound each figure in a hand-stitched shroud, crossing the name of every soldier who fell on the first day of the battle off a list sourced from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Commodore Jake Moores OBE, Chairman of the Shrouds of the Somme described the exhibition in Devon as “one of the most powerful Acts of Remembrance I have seen” 

Donations from the exhibition, which will be opened on Armistice Day, will be donated to SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity, specifically to their Bristol branch supporting servicemen, veterans and their families in the Bristol area in times of need.

Search the events calendar to discover where to see the Shrouds. To find out more, visit the project website, or find The Shrouds of the Somme on Facebook and Twitter.



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