19240 Shrouds of the Somme

The art installation in the grounds of Northernhay Gardens in Exeter which is remembering the 19240 Allied Servicemen who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago is both an amazing and a deeply sobering experience. It runs until the Thursday 7th July – it is not be missed if you live reasonably local to Exeter. You can find out more details about the project and the artist Rob Heard by visiting this website. Here are some photographs I took yesterday afternoon.

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During my visit there was a retired Serviceman reading out the names of those who were killed along with their ranks and Regiments.


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