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Email: info@watfordmuseum.org.uk

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There But Not There

The Tommy is a symbol of remembrance created by the charity Remembered, as part of their project “There But Not There”.

 The aims of the project are simple:

  • To commemorate the fallen, highlighting the sacrifices made by so many through silhouette installations around the country.

  • To educate all generations, particularly today’s younger generation, to understand what led to the deaths of 888,246 people from Britain and The Commonwealth.

  • To help heal those suffering from the hidden wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder and other lasting legacies of combat, by raising funds for our beneficiary charities.

All proceeds of Tommy sales will contribute to the work of the following charities: The Royal Foundation, Walking with the Wounded, Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, Project Equinox and Commonwealth War Graves Commisison.

For more information on the project visit: www.therebutnotthere.org.uk

Watford Borough Councillors have funded the purchase of a number of 6ft Tommy silhouettes and bench silhouettes which will be displayed throughout the town as part of the national Installation for the Fallen.  

You will find tommies in the following locations:

  • Courtlands Drive, corner of Goodwood Avenue

  • St Albans Road, at the top of Bruce Grove

  • Mildred Avenue, garden of St Michael's Church 

  • Hempstead Road, outside Elizabeth Court

  • Rickmansworth Road, near entrance to Cassiobury Park

  • Leavesden High Road, next to war memorial

  • Bushey Arches, next to Pill Box

  • Town Hall, near war memorial

  • Watford Museum garden

  • North Watford Cemetery

  • Vicarage Road Cemetery

We would like to thank Murrill's Construction for supporting this project by kindly installing the silhouettes free of charge.