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The full-sized "Tommy" is from the WW1 commemorative series "There but Not There".
Tommy is available to visit schools, community venues & places of worship in Bedworth & surrounding area.
This is a call out to all schools in Bedworth, Bulkington, Exhall & surrounding villages.
We have purchased a full sized Tommy- part of the WW1 commemorative art project called There but Not There. Before we find Tommy a permanent home in Bedworth we are touring him around schools, places of worship & community centres. Venues can have Tommy for up to a month, he needs to be kept indoors. We believe having Tommy presents an excellent opportunity to engage with local adults & children about WW1 & the sacrifices local people made. We are running drawing, poetry & story writing competitions for the children in host venues. At the end of the tour we will use all the best pieces in a book titled The Bedworth Tommies. Proceeds from the book will go to Bedworth Armistice Parade & Royal British Legion. WE think the tour will take up to 2 years so there is plenty of time, however, allocation to specific dates is on a first come basis.
The 6 foot WW1 Tommy Statue
which will go on tour
|Lion Eric , Tommy Statue, Mayor Cllr. Chris Watkins and Mayoress Collette Watkins
With the group attending the launch of the Touring Tommy Project,by the Miners Welfare Park Gates.
The late Frank Parsons
"There but not there"
| Tommy in sepia, a nod to the way WW1 photographs would have looked.
Tommy in front of Bedworth Alms Houses
| Mayoress & Mayor, with members of the Bedworth Armistice Day Committee
||Bedworth British Legion members with the Mayor & Mayoress|| Mayoress & Mayor, with Members of Bedworth Lions Club, at the Lions Bench Congreve walk
A ghostly Tommy at the Bedworth War Memorial