Lincoln marks 100th anniversary of the tank

July 17, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s first World War One tanks have taken place. Thousands of actors and participants took part in the Green Fields Beyond event. It also focused on the role of the women, dubbed “Munitionettes”, who worked on the production lines The tank was designed by William Tritton and Walter Wilson while working for Lincoln agricultural engineering firm Fosters. A small number of Mark 1 tanks from Lincoln were used […]

1,200 people turn out to commemorate Somme centenary at Lincoln Castle

July 1, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

People turned out in their droves early this morning to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme at Lincoln Castle. The short event kicked off at 7am, with a performance from the Waddington military wives. A two minute silence was observed at 7.28am, to commemorate the very moment soldiers went over the top at the Somme 100 years ago. Jon Hogan, public engagement manager for heritage and culture, said: “This is an incredibly […]