2nd August 2018 Social Committee Outing

2nd August 2018 A party from across the Benefice visited Lincoln for the day. 

We all enjoyed our visit to Lincoln arranged by St. Nicholas Social Committee. After a smooth journey, we were transported by coach to the Cathedral, so we avoided the very steep hill. We were then left to our own devices so, as we had stayed in Lincoln before, David and I decided to visit the Museum of Lincolnshire Life. This museum is a little gem. We were transported back to the Victorian era and then to the impact of the two World Wars. Two outstanding memories are the story of the Lincolnshire lady who had eight sons and lost five of them in World War One. She replied to royal praise of her sacrifice, that it was 'most unwillingly given'. We then moved on to the famous Lincolnshire tank, 'Daphne', which had quite a history.

We then went for a return visit to the Cathedral. The audio-guide explained the history and architecture in succinct detail. For me, personally, it was a form of pilgrimage, as I was able to pay my respects to Eleanor Castile and Katherine Swynford, whose tombs are in the Cathedral.

This was a great vist. Thank you to Michael Fillenham and the Social Committee members for their hard work. Where shall we go next August?

Hilary Williams : 6/8/2018

Hilary Williams took this photograph at Lincoln Cathedral, dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks, who was responsible for draining the Fens.

 


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