Back in October we featured Rob Heard’s jaw-dropping exhibition of 72,396 shrouded figures, each representing an unrecovered commonwealth soldier who died at the Battle of the Somme. The PMP community were so taken by it that we collectively pledged tens of thousands of pounds to his Kickstarter campaign. When I met him at the Olympic Park exhibition he told me “We wouldn’t be here without PMP”
Seven months on, and several degrees warmer, we’re a proud recipient of our own framed shroud (still to be delivered) and the “A Stitch in Time” book (pictured above) signed by Rob. They’ve also offered PMP members an exclusive 10% off for anyone who wants a copy of the book or enamel badge from their online shop. Use the discount code:
Of course, you can also get hold of your own shrouded figure (boxed or framed). They kindly let me choose which fallen soldier I wanted, so I opted for Henry Holbrook from Somerset. No known relation apparently, but my ancestors were from those parts.
All profits from the sale of shrouds, books and badges will go to support SSAFA, the Armed forces charity.
At the moment Rob is looking into taking the project further afield and creating the Shrouds of the Anzacs for Australia and New Zealand, but he’s still looking into whether it is feasible at the moment, so he hasn’t announced anything yet but we’ll let you know if there is any news.
Well done Rob. We’re proud to have helped.
Chris & Team x