Here are some of our public endorsements and comments from the initial installation of There But Not There, which inspired the nationwide project.
I just wanted to say what a poignant and moving installation you have created. We visited as a family and thought it was quite beautiful as well as saddening.
The Penshurst Church project (‘There But Not There’) is very thought provoking and I am sure that with 2018 approaching it will gain tremendous support throughout the country.
Colonel (Ret’d) Terry English OBE
Former Director of Welfare
Royal British Legion
"Brilliant installation. Very moving & very poignant"
"Beautiful – makes names on a memorial ‘Real’"
"A most brilliant and emotional piece of work"
"A moving reminder"
"Brilliant idea and very moving"
"Extremely moving and thought provoking. I hope it makes us think carefully about our ‘wars’ today"
"This is the most remarkable Installation. Would love to see them going down a street"
"Extremely moving. Such a poignant installation. Thank you"
"This was my father’s war, and the installation moved me to tears"
"Made me feel very humble"
"Wonderful, makes you think about such a small village losing so many"
Quotes from the first 4 pages of the 32 pages of comments in the Visitors' Book at the initial installation