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First World War Commemorative Artwork Could Be Yours

April 30, 2018 9:23 AM
By The Shorncliffe Trust - community@shorncliffe-trust.org.uk in Press Release
Alan Sole and Viv Kenny with WW1 print (The Shorncliffe Trust)

Alan Sole, The Framing Centre and Viv Kenny, The Shorncliffe Trust with the Limited-edition WW1 print

International artist Patsy Frankson has donated two limited edition prints entitled 'The Great War' to the Shorncliffe Trust to help them raise funds and raise awareness for their Heritage and Education Charity retelling the story of three centuries of Military History at Shorncliffe, near Folkestone, acknowledged as the birthplace of the modern British Army under Sir John Moore. The framed prints carry a value of over £350 and are from a limited print run of 250 in the series.

The Shorncliffe Trust is a heritage charity, which is setup to preserve and protect the heritage of Shorncliffe Garrison near Folkestone in Kent. Part of our educational objective is to tell the stories of the many thousands of men, women and children who have lived and worked in and around Shorncliffe over three centuries.

Ms. Frankson's own underlying driving mission is to preserve heritage and culture with care and sensitivity through her unique style of pencil drawing and many of Patsy's works have been shown and distributed world-wide including in the UK, Europe, America, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India and Brazil and her recent clients have included Royalty, Military, Academics and world-renowned explorers.

'The Great War' drawing was a dedication to her friend, Thomas Drake, 1901-1989; who enlisted under age in 1916 and joined the Cavalry. His story is shared in the accompanying booklet given with the print. Patsy took references for the images from those in the Imperial War Museum to create the many scenes from that conflict

The Shorncliffe Trust is offering raffle tickets at £2.50 each (or 12 for £25). All proceeds go to the charity supporting its educational purposes. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shorncliffe-trust.org.uk and through: The Framing Centre, 109 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, where the Print will be on display for the next few weeks.

A small number of Limited Edition prints can also be purchased framed or unframed and the Shorncliffe Trust welcomes enquiries. Email community@shorncliffe-trust.org.uk