A week of special commemorations for the Battle of the Somme at Lincoln Castle

The public are welcomed to the South Lawn at Lincoln Castle where a special antiphonal performance featuring the RAF band and buglers will take place in view of Poppies: Wave.

The public are welcomed to the South Lawn at Lincoln Castle where a special antiphonal performance featuring the RAF band and buglers will take place in view of Poppies: Wave.

A week of special commemorations will reach their crescendo with a rendition of The Last Post, performed by the Band of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell, at Lincoln Castle on Thursday 7 July at 4.30pm.

The free event will culminate in a flypast of a BBMF Spitfire (weather permitting) just after 5pm.  During the evening, twenty six names will be read out of people from Lincolnshire that lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme.

Cllr Nick Worth, executive member for culture and heritage, said:

This has been an extraordinary week, beginning last Friday when 1200 people attended the ceremony at Lincoln Castle and honoured the fallen with a two minute silence.

Thursday’s event brings the week’s commemorations to a close and I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to be part of this very special moment to remember the fallen.

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