Firstly Lincolnshire Remembrance project is working with Civic Voice who are providing a free workshop on surveying and conserving war memorials.
(Civic Voice has been awarded half a million pounds to create a national network of volunteers over the four year centenary period to help build skills to assess the condition of war memorials and encourage their conservation).
War Memorial Condition Survey Workshop – Lincoln
Thursday, 23 April 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00
Civic Voice (The National Charity for the Civic Movement in England)
As we reflect on the events of the First World War that saw so many people make the ultimate sacrifice, we believe it is vital that we ensure our memorials are fitting tributes to the fallen.
Our project, as part of the national commemorative events will help conserve and protect the nation’s war memorials for the long term.
Volunteers are essential to making this project a success. Sign up to attend this workshop to discuss the project, consider how you can identify and record the condition of your local war memorials, and the steps that can be taken to conserve them for the future.
Venue: Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY
Time: 10.00 – 16:00
Refreshments and a light buffet lunch will be provided.
Bassingham Choir: we are a well-established and accomplished, 40 strong mixed voice choir. This year we have chosen to do a Remembrance theme, using ‘trench’ songs , marching and popular songs and other serious music, Ave Verum etc.
We generally give 4 or 5 concerts in the summer. No cost incurred. Please contact Diane Swales by email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Join Lincolnshire Archives for an informative lunchtime lecture series – 1pm Wednesdays at Lincolnshire Archives £3 (£2 concessions):
11th March – Phil Bonner & Dave Harrigan – Fighter Command in Bomber County
18th March – Adrian Wilkinson – Aircraft Production in Lincolnshire during World War One
25th March – Helen Donald – Engineering Power: Ruston & Hornsby of Lincoln
Later in the year a couple of Lincolnshire Archives exhibitions may be of interest:
1915: Gunbuses, Gas & Gallipoli 24th-25th July 10.30am – 3pm
This display will cover such topics as life in the trenches, county Victoria Cross winners, the development of the first tank and the beginnings of military aircraft production in Lincoln.
Lancaster & Vulcan: Avro Aircraft in Lincolnshire 14th – 15th August 10.30am – 3pm Using original documents and photographs this display will chart the development of Avro’s designs from the 504K biplane of the First World War to the Blue Steel nuclear missile of the 1960s. The display will also focus on the iconic Lancaster and Vulcan bombers, which have a special connection with the county.
War Memorials Project Officer for Lincolnshire