News articles from the 19,240 Shrouds of The Somme project (2015-2016)

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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Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton join Devon Somme concert

From Plymouth Herald By Martin Freeman Acclaimed actors Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton are to feature in a Devon concert marking the Battle of the Somme centenary. The couple will join celebrated folk band Show of Hands for the event in Exeter Cathedral on July 1. ...

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England Rugby star discovers relative is among Somme Fallen

ENGLAND and Exeter Chiefs rugby star Jack Nowell has discovered that a family member was among the soldiers who fell on the first day of the battle of the Somme and who will be commemorated in an astonishing centenary project this summer. The 19240 Shrouds of the...

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Thousands raised at Somme Dinner for 19240 Shrouds project

EXETER CHIEFS AND ENGLAND RUGBY SUPERSTAR JACK NOWELL was among 250 guests at a special centenary dinner in aid of a project to remember 19,240 Allied servicemen who lost their lives on the first day of the Battle of the Somme at Sandy Park. It was an emotional and...

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