Exeter’s 19240 Shrouds of the Somme


By | July 6, 2016

19240 Shrouds of the Somme Memorial

Friday 1st July to Thurs 7th July 2016

Exeter’s 19240 Shrouds of the Somme was an arts project and display launched in Northernhay Gardens, Exeter on the 1st July 2016 to commemorate those who died on the first day of battle 100 years ago.

Exeter's 19240 Shrouds of the Somme

 

19,240 12-inch figures were created for this poignant display to represent each of the British soldiers who lost their lives during the first four hours of the Battle of the Somme.

These shrouded figurines were on view and laid out perfectly on the green lawns of Northernhay Gardens in front of the war memorial for visitors to view.

The artist at the centre of this project was Rob Heard from Somerset who individually hand-stitched the shroud of each of the figures.

To find out more about the Shrouds of the Somme project visit: www.thesomme19240.co.uk