As a business located within sight of the Castle walls, we are delighted to think that this important installation has chosen our city as its second venue. What an honour. We'll be supporting it, and helping to raise awareness of it in our own small way.
Lincoln Castle is the second venue to present Poppies: Wave by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.
The breathtaking sculpture, a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, was originally seen at the Tower of London as part of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, and at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (until 10 January 2016).
Lincolnshire has many strong ties with landmark events in World War One, when Lincoln Castle was used by the Lincolnshire Regiment for fundraisers and parades. The world’s first operational tank (as well as aircraft and munitions) were manufactured in Lincoln, and countrywide there were thirty seven military aerodromes by 1918. Seven Lincolnshire battalions also took part in the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
Lincoln Castle, a symbol synonymous with Lincoln, was built almost 1,000 years ago by William the Conqueror, and is home to one of only four surviving original 1215 Magna Cartas.
As a business located within site of the Castle walls, we are delighted to think that this important project has chosen our city. We'll be supporting it, and helping to raise awareness.