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Regional daily marks Armistice Day with poster front

A regional daily marked Armistice Day with a poster front showing a mass remembrance artwork on its patch.

Today’s edition of the Bristol Post featured the installation at College Green, in Bristol, on its front page.

The artwork shows nearly 20,000 shrouds laid out in memory of men who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, on 1 July 1916.

Volunteers spent Thursday morning and afternoon lying the miniature shrouds across the green.


They have previously been on display in Exeter, having been created by Somerset artist Rob Heard.

Mel Bradley, project manager, said: “The shrouds, along with the Poppies at the Tower, are perhaps the most memorable First World War commemorations this country has ever seen.

“The public response to the shrouds from around the world has far exceeded all expectations.”

Armistice Day was also marked on the front page of the Kent Messenger.

Its splash headline declared ‘We will remember them’, following news that Maidstone’s Incita Park barracks has been earmarked for closure in 2027, bringing to an end more than 200 years of history in the town.