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Lincoln Tank Memorial unveiled

Written by on 11th May 2015

Lincoln Tank Memorial unveiled

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Crowds gathered on Sunday morning to witness the official opening of the Lincoln Tank Memorial on the Tritton Road roundabout.

The memorial, costing £100,000 is a gift to the City from the Lincoln Tank Memorial Group, and took just two weeks to construct on site.

The bold design replicates a Mark 1 Foster Tank, which was first built in Lincoln in 1916, near to the memorial site, at the Wellington Foundry.

Siren FM’s Sharon Stevenson spoke to people involved with the project, including George and Peter Ellison, the 13th Troop Falcons, Ray Mitchell from the Royal Tank Regiment and Simon Foster, who is great grandson of William Foster.

Click the play button above to hear sounds from the event.