Lincoln Drill Hall
With many thanks to Phil Hamlyn Williams:
“Five Seated Silhouettes have been placed at Lincoln’s community arts centre. It was though the home to the 4th Battalion (Territorials) of the Lincolnshire Regiment. In late July 1914 they were at their annual camp at Bridlington. They were ordered to report to Lincoln Drill Hall on 4 August. They left for France in February 1915 and served there for the duration.
They will sit by the paving stones at Lincoln Drill Hall bearing the memorials of Lincoln’s VCs, Leonard Keyworth and James Upton.
They will be particularly visible for the performances of Private Peaceful, the play by Michael Morpurgo which relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. This comes as part of the Lincoln Book Festival, the leading speaker at which is Michael Morpugo himself, whose other works include the highly acclaimed War Horse.
They will take pride of place at our Commemoration of Lincoln in WW1 on 18 October, when we remember also those Lincoln men and women who worked so hard in the invention and production of the tank and in aircraft production.”
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