Visit to the Shrouds of the Somme


Visit to the Shrouds of the Somme

The Shrouds of the Somme represents more than 72,000 British Commonwealth servicemen who fell at the Battle of the Somme whose bodies were never recovered from the battlefields. The event has run from 8th November and closes to the public on the 18th. It is free to visit and situated next to the Orbital and West Ham United’s football stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 10am – 7pm daily.

Wilson James has kindly donated the services of the Event Security Team lead by Lee Evans with some support from Business Development Manager, Dale Smith. The security officers have been ably managed on site by Lee Beresford, who has delivered an excellent level of service in a professional manner, yet with the sensitivity necessary for this poignant exhibit. Each day has seen nearly 5,000 visitors with spikes of up to 11,000 on each weekend day which provides an idea of how demanding the work has been on Lee and his team.

Each of the 72,396 shrouded figures made by one man (Rob Heard) man over the past four years. This is the first and only time you will be able to see all 72,396 shrouds in one place, as we mark the centenary of the end of WW1, so please go and visit the Wilson James team on site.

For more information please visit the website and watch this short promotion video and a time lapse film of the installation and drone footage.

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