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The Metropole The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2LU, England
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An interesting and thought provoking commemoration

The stones are laid out numbered representing the number of soldiers who died on the first day of... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
barberjd
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Sometimes the simplest of memorials have the biggest impact......

This is a hugely moving and poignant artwork that commemorates the battle of the Somme and the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
MagellanSmiles
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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The Metropole The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2LU, England
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The stones are laid out numbered representing the number of soldiers who died on the first day of the battle in WW1. The explanation panel should be closer to the stones.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a hugely moving and poignant artwork that commemorates the battle of the Somme and the 19,240 soldiers who died on the first day, with individually numbered stones representing those who fell. And what a powerful piece it is, the scale and the intimacy...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Every pebble represents a man who left from Folkestone who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

this is a very thoughtful piece, unfortunately largely unrecognised at this time, when, 100 years ago, the battle of the Somme was raging, and the 19,240 men who lost their lives on the first day (in the first hour some say), are being supplemeneted on...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Hi Mary - there is a small group here i Folkestone who are looking to ensure that this Artwork takes pride of place at the 13 November Town Parade for Armistice Day this year... we are working on importing 1000's of metal poppies, with support...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

I wish the Triennial organisers had done more to share the back stories to the works of art rather than being so exclusive. I don't think there was any explanation in the sign by the actual exhibit. It is a shame more Folkestone residents aren't...More

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