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Thread: The Shrouds of the Somme

  1. #1 admin Hants_red's Avatar
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    May 2007

    The Shrouds of the Somme

    Northenhay Park has again been set up as a memorial to those that lost their lives in Word War I.

    It has a trench with the small shrouds representing the dead, and there is a another exhibition of shrouds showing how many died on each of the 1561 days of the war.

    More information here

    Some pis on Twitter

    I'd loved to go but I', not around in the while it's on.

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    If i had to agree with you we would both be wrong !

    Re: The Shrouds of the Somme

    Managed to purchase one of the figures last time this event took place , Tried to trace the family of the person named but they were only a small family and none of them are left.

    Will certainly make time to attend this sombre tribute to the fallen and pay my respects.

    Was quite proud that last time the first whistle blown by the Lord Mayor was my Great uncle's that was given to me for safe keeping.

    Remember the dead , Don't forget the Living.

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    Pondering the Post Cheeseassic Age as Lionel plays his organ and Stroudy rears up

    Re: The Shrouds of the Somme

    Was it really 2 years ago that this event took place ?

    We bought a figure as we saw he had no known family and the shroud is now on my office wall.

    Will be visiting again to pay respects and to remember.

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