A successful application to the national ‘There But Not There’ project has enabled Havant Borough Council to provide 15 community groups with a clear, seated silhouette figure, one of hundreds being installed across the country to remember the fallen.
The “There But Not There” project started in 2016 with the installation of 51 silhouettes at a local church in Kent. The impact was huge and as a result will be rolled out across the country.
Across Havant Borough the silhouettes will be installed in a variety of community buildings and open spaces as a reminder of local people who left for war but did not return home. Each one will be looked after by a local community group who will also research and share a local story about their area in the war time. The silhouettes and stories will be brought together at a commemorative event in the Public Service Plaza on Monday 19 November.
- Havant Borough silhouette locations (pdf 109 kb)
Another aspect of this project will include a 6ft ‘Tommy’ sculpture being installed at the front on the Public Service Plaza, close to the flagpole. This will be officially unveiled at a short ceremony to remember the fallen of World War One on Friday 9 November at 11am.