Archive for the tag 'Lincoln Castle'

14 Comments CherryPie on Jul 5th 2016

Courts have been held at Lincoln Castle since it was first built. Back then the sheriff, who was William the Conqueror’s right hand man in Lincolnshire, presided over the castle’s shire court. Today the Gothic Revival courthouse, built in 1826 for the Lincolnshire Assizes, is still a working building where criminal trials are heard by [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Jul 4th 2016

Wave opened at Lincoln Castle on Thursday 26 May, specially presented by 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of the First World War.
A sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, the sculpture is from the extraordinary installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 2nd 2016

…100 years ago today.

The 1st July marks the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, one of the most important battles of the First World War. The losses incurred on just this day were terrible: some 57,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were made casualty including 19,000 killed; the French suffered 20,000 losses. Never had Great [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 1st 2016

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 24th 2016

The hotel breakfast was nice, although it was served in an unusual way. The toast was served stacked on the plate with the breakfast rather than in a toast rack. After breakfast it wasn’t time for the castle gate to open so we walked around ‘The Lawns’ which was formerly a lunatic asylum.

When the gate [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 21st 2016

We set off on our journey a bit later than we intended but we still managed to arrive at the cafe we planned on visiting in time for lunch. There was a bit of a saga getting served, we were being ignored by the waitress. Eventually we got served and the food was as good [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 20th 2016

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