We should never forget them
To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, 72,396 shrouded figures will be laid out in rows, shoulder to shoulder to physically represent each of the British servicemen (+ 829 South African infantrymen) killed at the Battle of the Somme who have no known grave, many of whose bodies were never recovered from the battlefields. Planned for November 2018, the display will be extraordinary in its impact and recognition of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Somerset artist Rob Heard is spending 15,000 hours hand-stitching shrouds and binding them onto each figure individually.
Their legacy for our future
We will produce a visit and research programme for local schools to engage children of all ages and backgrounds in WW1 and Remembrance.