Poppies: Wave

KOMPAS Lincoln Instagram feed (7 July 2016)

If you’re visiting Lincoln this summer, we’ll bet our bottom dollar this is on your to-do list – and with good reason. As part of ‘14-18 NOW,’ marking 100 years since WWI, the nationwide Poppies Tour took up residence in Lincoln’s Castle grounds in May. Firmly planted here until November, Lincoln Castle’s poppies are now the only ones on show for the remainder of 2016. Why Lincoln? Well, this historic city played a huge part in Britain’s wartime effort. While Fosters of Lincoln developed England’s first operational tank – first used on the Somme battlefield – the city was also one of the largest producers of aircrafts worldwide. A hundred years on, Lincoln’s producing something else: memories. Wander through the Castle’s East Gate (the installation’s free to view) and follow the signs to a wave of deep red. Brilliant, breathtaking and bittersweet, Paul Cummins’ and Tom Piper’s London masterpiece imprinted the tragedies of WWI onto the hearts and minds of 21st century visitors – and now it’s set to do the same in Lincoln. #Kompas #Lincoln #KompasLincoln #LincolnCastle #1418Now #Poppies #PoppiesTour #PaulCummins #TomPiper #WWI #WorldWarOne #FirstWorldWar #Exhibition #Memorial #WarMemorial #WWIMemorial #Lincolnshire #VisitLincoln #VisitLincolnshire #Bailgate #BailgateLincoln #FreeExhibition

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If you’re visiting Lincoln this summer, we’ll bet our bottom dollar this is on your to-do list – and with good reason. As part of ‘14-18 NOW,’ marking 100 years since WWI, the nationwide Poppies Tour took up residence in Lincoln’s Castle grounds in May. Firmly planted here until November, Lincoln Castle’s poppies are now the only ones on show for the remainder of 2016.
Why Lincoln? Well, this historic city played a huge part in Britain’s wartime effort. While Fosters of Lincoln developed England’s first operational tank – first used on the Somme battlefield – the city was also one of the largest producers of aircrafts worldwide. A hundred years on, Lincoln’s producing something else: memories. Wander through the Castle’s East Gate (the installation’s free to view) and follow the signs to a wave of deep red. Brilliant, breathtaking and bittersweet, Paul Cummins’ and Tom Piper’s London masterpiece imprinted the tragedies of WWI onto the hearts and minds of 21st century visitors – and now it’s set to do the same in Lincoln.

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