Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Mark Wallinger

As as part of the Folkestone Triennial Arts Festival, Mark Wallinger has produced a permanent installation for the seafront called 'Folk Stones'. It is a large square of beach stones, 19,240 of them, all individually numbered. They represent the number of British soldiers that were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916. During the course of the First World War over a million troops left for the trenches from Folkestone Harbour.

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