Facts and Figures

Here are some facts and figures about the Rodbourne Remembers project.  Many people came together to create this project to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One which ended in 1918, and to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in World War One.

  • Our main display consisted of 1,300 handmade poppies, hung on nearly 2 miles of thin lines so it looked like they floated in the air.
  • Around 950 knitted poppies made by the local history group created displays cascading on the font and from the high altar.
  • 120,000 people across the world saw the video made by BBC Wiltshire to mark 100 days until the centenary.
  • More than 1,400 people visited the displays throughout the 17 days the church was open.
  • 350 attended our remembrance services.
  • 25,000 people reached our Facebook page in three weeks.
  • 1,000 unique visitors to our website in one day.
  • Visitors from the War Widows Association, Wiltshire Army Cadets, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, local Scouts and local schools including Even Swindon Primary School.
  • Photographs by the Press Association and Getty Images seen in most UK national newspapers online and in print including the Daily Telegraph, BBC News Website and the Swindon Advertiser.
  • Two million people are estimated to have seen the live broadcast of its flagship evening news programme on BBC Points West on the Friday before Remembrance Sunday.


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