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.

19240 Somme 1

19240 Somme 2

19240 Somme 3

19240 Somme 6

19240 Somme 4

19240 Somme 5

19240 Somme 7

19240 Somme 8
Double click this image to enlarge

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

 

One thought on “19240 Shrouds of the Somme

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s