Shrouds of the Somme are back on display in Bristol

Shrouds of the Somme come to Bristol

25 October 2016

Shrouds of the Somme are back on display in Bristol

The iconic installation commemorating soldiers who fell on the first day of the Battle of the Somme is to be shown again, this time in Bristol Cathedral with all donations going to our Bristol branch.

After hundreds of requests to extend the exhibition that first opened in Exeter, organisers are bringing the breathtaking display to the grounds of Bristol Cathedral where it will be on show from 11 to the 18 November this year, marking the Centenary of one of the bloodiest battles in history.

The display was created by Somerset Artist Rob Heard who wrapped and bound each figure in a hand-stitched shroud, crossing the name of every soldier who fell on that fateful first day off a list sourced from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Donations from the exhibition, which will be opened on Armistice Day, will be donated to SSAFA, specifically our Bristol branch supporting servicemen, veterans and their families in the Bristol area in times of need.