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Showing on Thu 18 Oct

Lincoln In World War 1 – A Night of Commemoration

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Lincoln, like probably all towns and cities across Britain, lost a great many young men to the carnage of the Western Front and elsewhere. It did however also make a quite particular contribution by the invention of the tank and the manufacture of military equipment. This story will be told in words, film and contemporary images.

The evening will be hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior and hopes to be a real community commemoration.

Two of Lincoln's military gurus, Richard Pullen and Charles Parker, will tell the story of the city's contribution to the national war effort by the invention of the tank and the huge efforts made by Lincoln companies in aircraft and aero engine manufacture.

They will be joined by film maker Andrew Blow who discovered a copy of the only known film of the Lincoln tanks on Foster's training ground taken a hundred years ago. Andrew will also show footage of aircraft production.

All this will be told in the the broader context of just how the army was equipped.

On display will be an exhibition of memorabilia collected by Friends of The Lincoln Tank.

We will tell of the Drill Hall's own role in the war and we will be joined by representatives of the Royal Anglian Regiment who are the successors to the 4th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment for whom Lincoln Drill Hall was home.


A film of the 'Green Fields Beyond' tank drama performed in Lincoln Castle grounds in July 2016 will be shown and some of its props exhibited.

We will be joined by five silhouettes from the charity There but not There and granted by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. We asked for five to represent the brothers in the Beechey family who died. The silhouettes will go on display in September and remain for a while thereafter as a focus for quiet reflection. We hope also to show extracts from the play The Beechey Brothers.

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Thursday 18 Oct 2018

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