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Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden

The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle are honoured and delighted to be exhibiting iconic life-sized silhouettes of First World War soldiers, or “Tommies” to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War in 1918.

The metal First World War Tommies will be positioned in various locations around The Alnwick Garden from Friday the 29th of June and they will remain at Alnwick Garden until Armistice Day 11th November 2018 but will be displayed temporarily at Alnwick Castle during The Great War Week 23rd – 27th July 2018.

In addition, visitors and locals will be able to an installation of 13 transparent, seated silhouettes in the chapel at Alnwick Castle, from the 30th June until the 28th October 2018.

The Tommy figures serve as a token of remembrance for the 13 members of the Duke’s staff who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War. They will be situated initially near the Ornamental Lake and then placed around the The Alnwick Garden.

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