July 2nd, 2016

WW1 Grave

The Somme Comes To Exeter

Further to my post of the 30th June, Jiffy and I went into Exeter on the bus this morning (he loves that!).  We went to The Somme 19240 display. It is in the Northernhay Park, and only there for the week, so we were lucky the weather was great this morning.

The display has taken over 3 years, and is of 19240 twelve inch dolls sewn into a shroud. Over the day the names of those 19240 men is read out, with their regiment and age ... and, yes, this was the number of Commonwealth deaths on that July 1st 1926. Even seeing it this morning, it is hard to visualize that many men ... but here are a few photos for you to look at ....Collapse )