3rd January 2020 Friends of Lincoln Castle to hold an 'Showcase Weekend' to celebrate 35th Anniversary March 1985 saw a notice placed in the Lincolnshire Echo announcing that ……… ‘a meeting will be held at Lincoln Castle on 21st March for all those interested in forming a Friends of Lincoln Castle group’
The newly elected chairman, Brengle Burn, recalled that ‘the meeting was quite well attended, and things progressed from that first meeting’ to the extent that the group was prepared to produce a ‘mission statement’, as we would say today, that its purpose was to be:
‘furthering the public educational purposes of the castle’......and.....’fostering the use and enjoyment of the castle by the public and by means of lectures, meetings, events, discussions and visits to advance the education of the public in those subjects which are of concern to the castle’
35 years on the Friends of Lincoln Castle’ continues to fulfil that commitment providing a guiding service, a costumed Victorian Prison Group and a Medieval re-enactment Garrison with some 110 active members supporting the castle in its’ day to day activities.
To mark this anniversary year ‘The Friends’ will be hosting a ‘ShowcaseWeekend’ at Lincoln Castle on 28th and 29th March 2020. A programme of events has been assembled offering hourly guided walking tours of the castle grounds, tours of the Victorian Prison and, for the first time, guided tours around the castle walls. The Lincoln Castle Garrison will also be present, in costume, to demonstrate a range of activities relating to medieval life.
Throughout the weekend there will also be a series of short talks on a range of topics related to castle history. Spaces for these talks will be limited so interested visitors are asked to book their place early on the day.
On both days families and children can enjoy a treasure trail around the grounds, giving the opportunity to see some familiar sites from unfamiliar angles and the chance on each day to win a Family Annual Visitor Pass
So…why not come and join us as we celebrate 35 years.
29th August 2019 PETER TURNBULL: It is with much regret the we have learned that Castle Guide and Prison Volunteer, Peter Turnbull, has passed away suddenly. Click to read more 04_peter_turnbull_290819.docx
1st August 2019 GUIDES TO PROVIDE SPECIAL THEMED TOURS OF LINCOLN CASTLE The Guides will be presenting a series of special tours around the Bailey of Lincoln Castle, covering a range of topics, as part of Lincolnshire Heritage Week. Click to read more 03_themed_tours_010819.docx
7th July 2019 2020 LINCOLN CASTLE GUIDES TRAINING COURSE Are you interested in becoming a Guide at Lincoln Castle? Friends of Lincoln Castle will be running their next Training Course for new Guides between January and March 2020. Click to read more 02_guides_training_course_070719.docx
31st January 2019 Friends of Lincoln Castle benefit from donation by local house builder. Local house builder Chestnut Homes held its 30th anniversary celebrations at the Victorian Prison in Lincoln Castle, with members of the Prison Group of Friends of Lincoln Castle dressing in period clothing to add to the party’s atmosphere. Click to read more 01_chesnut_homes_310119.docx