An exhibition exploring the development of the aircraft industry in Lincoln in World War One, the employment of women on the Home Front building these machines, the Zeppelin threat and
An exhibition exploring the development of the aircraft industry in Lincoln in World War One, the employment of women on the Home Front building these machines, the Zeppelin threat and the creation of the Royal Air Force from the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service will take place at The Collection between 26th May and 9th September 2018.
This is the story of innovation in design within the fledgling aviation industry and how Lincolnshire rose to become one of the world’s largest producers of military machines for both the RFC and the RNAS in World War One.
Due to the numbers of men sent to the Front, it was women who took up the baton and began work in factories such as Robey’s, Ruston & Proctor, Marshalls and Clayton & Shuttleworth constructing aircraft designs straight from the drawing boards. We will examine this largely unknown story.
In the air the threat of the Zeppelin terror filled the civilian population with fear. Brave young airmen took to the skies, at night, in an effort to defeat them. We shall be displaying a Victoria Cross won by William Leefe Robinson, flying in an aircraft built in Lincoln, who destroyed such an airship in 1916, the first to be shot down over Great Britain. From the Bundeswehr Museum of Military History in Dresden we will be displaying memorabilia from the Zeppelin era never before seen in this country.
Artefacts and imagery will be on display to detail all these momentous events in the county’s history.
The exhibition has been made possible through a Heritage Lottery Funded grant and is in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council, West Lindsey District County and Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire.
With thanks to the Lord Ashcroft Collection for the loan of the Victoria Cross.
May 26 (Saturday) 10:00 am - September 9 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP
The world's biggest girl band Little Mix are playing a run of UK summer shows throughout July 2018 as part of the group's 'The Summer Hits Tour 2018'. Little Mix
The world’s biggest girl band Little Mix are playing a run of UK summer shows throughout July 2018 as part of the group’s ‘The Summer Hits Tour 2018’.
Little Mix will be performing at the Lincolnshire Showground on Friday 20th July.
Little Mix have just released The Platinum Edition of their smash hit album ‘Glory Days’. The original version of the album spent five weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart surpassing any other album released by a female group this millennium and becoming the longest reigning girl group No.1 album since Spice Girls’ debut 20 years ago.
They have continued their sensational run of hit singles in 2017 with smashes such as ‘Touch’, ‘No More Sad Songs’, ‘Power’ and ‘Reggaeton Lento (Remix)’.
The shows will see Little Mix perform their greatest hits, including ‘Touch’, ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Wings’.
A Marshall Art Ltd Presentation by arrangement with Solo and Modest!
Tickets are now on sale!
This is a standing concert. General sale tickets are £45, and tickets for the Golden Circle are priced at £60 (plus booking fees).
Please note that tickets are not being sold by the Lincolnshire Showground. Tickets are available from the following outlets:
If you are driving to the concert you will also need to purchase a car parking pass, priced at £8 in advance and available from all of the sites above.
If you require tickets in the accessible area, please call Ticketmaster on 0800 988 4440 from 9.30am on Thursday.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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july 28 (Saturday) - 29 (Sunday)