Emotional and reflective run to remember with this amazing moving tribute of remembrance by local artist Dan Barton #standingwithgiants - @crazytruns


We will remember them. An impressive installation named Standing With Giants by a local artist Dan Barton on the bank of the M40 in the cut through in South Oxfordshire near junction 6. 101 silhouettes of 6ft WW1 soldiers against the skyline to commemorate the end of #WW1 and 75 wreaths to commemorate the end of #WW2 . As the busy motorway hums in the background of us going about our daily lives we remember those that have given their lives to give us the freedom we have today. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Due to its popularity I'd advise to park at Cowleaze car park walk across the road, follow tarmac path to the right until it becomes overgrown where you will see a gate on the left hand side. Go through the gate, glance right and you will see them in the near distance. A very moving and powerful piece of work. Please follow the @m40soldiers account and support their Just Giving account in raising £7500 for @royalbritishlegion https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/m40soldiers Thank you . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


Saw this whilst driving on the M40 so went to investigate!#m40soldiers

Went up to see the #standingwithgiants installation today. The 101 soldiers are being moved tomorrow. The artist Dan was there today, chatting to visitors. He added the white helmets this morning in honour of James Le Mesurier who passed away earlier this week.


I'm so glad I got up to Aston Rowant Nature Reserve today to see the @m40soldiers display (even in the rain!) Amazing fundraising and a moving display #m40soldiers

Very powerful and moving tribute. 101 6ft tall Armistice day Soldier Silhouettes to Commemorate the end of WW1 and 75 poppy wreathes to commemorate the end of WW2 at The Aston Rowant Reserve #StandingwithGiants #M40soldiers Standing with Giants.


Today me and Sophs went to see the M40 Soldiers at Aston Rowant Nature Reserve. It was breathtaking. #m40soldiers

Finally got to see the soldiers on the hill #remembrance #poppy #


Pretty amazing to ride over to see @m40soldiers last weekend. An impressive art installation on the bank of the M40 named Standing with Giants, raising money for the @royalbritishlegion . . . .  #standingwithgiants #m40soldiers

A fabulous, and moving display, just two minutes from home

Stopped off on my way to work to see the Standing with Giants by Dan Barton. An installation of 101 6ft tall soldiers, so atmospheric and poignant.

M40 Soldiers An incredibly moving tribute by Dan Barton - do go and see his 101 soldiers if you can. ❤️ #m40soldiers #danbarton

Lest we forget I went to see the soldiers next to the M40 today, I think the lights in the evening are very atmospheric.

Having spotted this marvellous tribute from the M40 yesterday, we made time for a closer visit today. #danbarton #m40soldiers 

Today’s hike included going to see #m40soldiers . A wonderful tribute.


Yesterday afternoon Chief and I went to see the M40 soldiers and “stand with giants” perfect location and great concept. #m40soldiers #standingwithgiants

Today I went to see the M40 soldiers raising money for the British Legion. There was a somber light this morning. #britishlegion #101years #dogmoment #m40soldiers

Took a little time out this weekend to visit the @m40soldiers. The photos really don't do it justice. 💖 #LestWeForget #WeWillRememberThem #M40Soldiers

Weekend away from the track so a visit to the M40 soldiers. Amazing place to visit and reflect. #soldiers #poppy #relflect #remember #lestweforget #poignant #thankful #m40soldiers

This is a REALLY bad photo of an amazing installation of #soldiers on the #M40 . I was in a car on way to London, when they appeared in Aston Rowant/Christmas Common. Had seen them first through @stormtrooperinstilettoss who took proper photos 😉 Looking into it, they were made by volunteer Dan Barton to commemorate #RemembranceDay and he is collecting funds for the Royal Legion. The soldiers will be up until 24/11 🌹🌹🌹 If you can, please donate: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/m40soldiers 🌹🌹🌹 #M40soldiers #DanBarton #RoyalLegion

Stunning and humbling Remembrance Day memorial - so glad I was able to walk and see this close up. #wewillrememberthem #m40soldiers #standingwithgiants

Standing with Giants’ by Dan Barton, Beautiful Armistice day tribute...... . . #astonrowant

As the sun came down....we headed to the wonderful @m40soldiers After driving past it so many times, I so wanted to head up the hill, and finally the day came before the ☔️ joins us tomorrow. Such a great idea & really hope that @m40soldiers reach their fundraising target 🎯 Head over to their page for fundraising link 👌

#m40soldiers absolutely stunning tribute. Very moving.

A sequence from the simply fabulous installation called Standing With Giants. Made from recycled signs and by a local artist for the Royal British Legion. It's very poignant and thought provoking and highly recommend a visit. 101 6ft tall Armistice day Soldier Silhouettes to commemorate the end of WW1 & 75 poppy wreaths to commemorate the end of WW2.

Day 315 - fabulous display of soldiers and poppies by Dan Barton

Visited this amazing, moving Remembrance installation nearby. 101 silhouettes #ww1 If you're driving to London on the M40, just look right after J6.

What an incredibly moving installation at Aston Rowant this morning. Lest we forget #lestweforget #standingwithgiants #m40soldiers #danbarton

In remembrance of the Unknown Soldier, 101 6ft tall #ArmisticeDay soldier silhouettes and 75 poppy wreathes have been installed on the hillside above the M40 Motorway ➡️ http://brewers.co.uk/news/article/standing-with-giants Brewers in #Abingdon donated over £500 worth of black and red paint to @m40soldiers to help Dan Barton complete the installation which he is managing voluntarily to raise funds for Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

The M40 Soldiers. This country has its problems like all the others. What I do love about this country though is for over a hundred years every year without fail at 11 o'clock the country stands still to remember the fallen. This Artist Dan Barton has produced a stunning tribute to the ones who sacrificed so much (Was buzzing at the thought of getting some photos of his hard work). Sited On the hill to the side of the M40 at Aston Rowan. And bonus got to meet the fella and shake his hand.

Standing with giants. This epic tribute was handmade by Dan Barton using recycled signage. The 101 sculptures stand on a hillside overlooking the M40 motorway in Oxfordshire. www.m40soldiers.co.uk #m40soldiers

What a wonderful tribute to the fallen #m40soldiers #standingwithgiants

Took a little Sunday potter up the road to see a Remembrance Day hillside installation. The silhouettes by sculptor, Dan Barton, overlooks the M40 in Oxfordshire and includes over 100 soldiers and poppies. Noisy children and dogs aside it was quietly haunting. . . . . .

Standing with Giants - a stunning Remembrance tribute to fallen soldiers... an installation of more than 100 silhouettes of soldiers and a sea of poppies that can be seen from the M40 - well worth a visit! Created by local sculptor, Dan Barton. . . . .

Very poignant remembrance tribute - 101 silhouettes on the hillside overlooking the motorway

The Stand With Giants memorial at Aston Rowants is absolutely brilliant! A wonderful and powerful tribute 💕 

An amazing remembrance tribute to our fallen heroes at Aston Rowant Nature Reserve in The Chiltern Hills. Consisting of 101 soldiers silhouettes and 75 poppy wreaths by local sculptor Dan Barton

#m40soldiers . Beautiful tribute