Timber is delivered for the Trench

Rob took a delivery of 5000m of timber this week which he needs to build the Trench which will be 2.3m high and approximately 45m long. It in itself is a mammoth task, but he does at least have some help with this one. The shrouds will be stacked along the insides of...

‘The Trench’ heralds the start of a series of Centenary events

To herald the beginning of a series of major First World War centenary exhibitions, thousands of shrouded figures will be stacked – one on top of another – into a free-standing wooden representation of a trench along which visitors will be able to walk. Shrouds...

Rob reaches half way

Rob has just reached a major milestone – the half way point of creating 72,396 Shrouds, one for the life of every British soldier killed during the Battle of the Somme who has no known grave. He says,

 “I am on schedule, though it is very tough going. I...

General the Lord Richards lends his support

We are very grateful to General the Lord Richards, former head of the British Armed Forces, for lending his support. He says, “Shrouds of the Somme is a particularly evocative part of this year’s commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World...