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

Devon children to join unique WWI art project

15 Feb 2016 Plymouth Herald By Martin Freeman Children are being invited to bring alive the story of the bloodiest episode in British military history. The challenge is to consider how their community was affected by the Battle of the Somme. Every primary and second...

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BBC News report Jan 2016

Shrouds of the Somme figurines mark WW1 battle anniversary (BBC News) 26 January 2016 Each wooden figurine has a shroud sewn onto it by the artist (Image copyright Steven Haywood) An artist has set out to create thousands of figurines in memory of soldiers killed...

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Friends of the Project – Nigel McCrerey

Born in London in 1953, Nigel McCrery travelled extensively during his childhood as his father was a Sergeant in the RAF. They eventually settled in Toton, Nottingham and in 1978 Nigel joined the Nottinghamshire Constabulary, but had to retire in 1987 after an injury....

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Press Release

Heroes of Yesterday Raising Funds for Heroes of Today. On the 1 July 1916, the whistle blew and 19240 men went over the top and lost their lives in the first 4 hours of the Battle of the Somme, a number that remains the worst casualty figure for one day in British...

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Official launch

Twelve months to the day since conception and after many hours of careful planning, 19240 Shrouds of The Somme was officially launched in a ceremony at Exeter Guildhall in April 2015.

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