Six months from now the International Bomber Command Centre on Canwick Hill, Lincoln will open its doors to the public. In the first of six articles leading up to the opening ceremony, the project’s Losses Archivist, Dave Gilbert, describes the Losses aspect of the project.
Francis Clarke was a three-time Mayor of Lincoln and noted philanthropist. His concern for the wellbeing of the people also extended to a medicinal ‘cure-all’, a remedy which promised great health benefits but would not pass muster today.
For readers of my generation, mention of Lincoln Pleasure Fair will bring back many happy memories: the crowds, the jostling, the medley of organ music, the raucous voices of the showmen and the excitement of happy young people enjoying the rides…
For 70 years starting at the end of the 19th century, Lincoln Cathedral music was dominated by two towering figures in the shape of its organists, who were largely responsible for the direction of its musical events.
A war hero re-emerges from the desert sands.