Bedworth Lions Club - WW1 Tommy project

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Bedworth Lions Club. Launched it's WW1 Tommy project by presenting the 6 foot tall statue to the town of Bedworth on the 13th September 2018.

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.

If interested email on
Tommy can be seen on our facebook photos page.

"There But Not There".
The 6 foot WW1 Tommy Statue
which will go on tour
Lion Eric , Tommy Statue, Mayor Cllr. Chris Watkins and Mayoress Collette Watkins
Tommy in the foreground, "There but not There"
With the group attending the launch of the Touring Tommy Project,by the Miners Welfare Park Gates.
Tommy at the memorial to that great stalwart of Bedworth Armistice Commemorations
The late Frank Parsons
Tommy in the Miners Welfare Park
"There but not there"

Tommy in sepia, a nod to the way WW1 photographs would have looked.
"There but not There"
Tommy in front of Bedworth Alms Houses

Mayoress & Mayor, with members of the Bedworth Armistice Day Committee
Tommy is There But Not There
Bedworth British Legion members with the Mayor & Mayoress
Tommy is There But Not There

Mayoress & Mayor, with Members of Bedworth Lions Club, at the Lions Bench Congreve walk
Tommy is There But Not There
There But Not There
A ghostly Tommy at the Bedworth War Memorial