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A celebration of engineering’s key role in Lincoln’s past, present and future will be the focus of a major event in the city planned for the late Spring Bank Holiday weekend. A range of exhibitions, events and displays will celebrate Lincoln’s engineering heritage and highlight its present day prowess, as well as showcasing innovations for the future.
‘There is in the centre of this medieval masterpiece the most stunning edifice – a toilet for people with disabilities.’ Brenda Dixon offers an intriguing comparison of Paris and Lincoln. ‘I’ll never forget my red carpet treatment at The Lido, Paris. Monsieur le Patron was truly gallant. He was there, holding open the taxi door as we eased our way out. He was there, ushering us up the long gracious staircase. We smiled, returning the discreet glances of the crowds ...Read more →
LINCOLN Cathedral is being hailed one of the UK’s best visitor experiences, following a public vote which saw it go head to head with thousands of other attractions across the country. The competition was launched by the national tourist board VisitEngland. It asked people to nominate their very best experiences in a competition called ’101 Things To Do Before You Go Abroad’. Emma Tatlow, from Visit Lincoln, said: “It is great news that Lincoln Cathedral has been voted one of ...Read more →
Advances in technology are helping all the time to bring experiences to people’s phones, perhaps dispensing with the need for a physical visit. But is that latter point true? Our visitors don’t agree and neither do those voting in Visit England’s competition for we are in http://www.101thingstodoinengland.co.uk/ . Follow the LINK to Visit Lincoln’s blog I can, though, offer four examples of ‘virtual’ visits: A Google Tour, a short video or something completely different! Perhaps this LINK to a fabulous ...Read more →
Lincoln Cathedral is delighted to be able to support apprenticeships.One recent placement resulted in this blog. All About my Apprenticeship. 17 Feb 2013 ⋅ by Samuel-James Wilson This week I was very lucky in that I was given a week placement at one of the most impressive buildings in the country. Once the tallest medieval tower in Europe. The spire that once took place on top of the tallest tower reportedly stood at a height of 160 metres. Lincoln Cathedral was built in-between the years ...Read more →
Maria Hegland, a journalism student at the University of Lincoln, has found out something fascinating about a medieval stonemason: In medieval times stonemasons challenged the foul weather and sailed across the North Sea from Norway to England. In the 1140’s a young Norwegian known as Crossmaster was in apprenticeship at Lincoln Cathedral in England. One hundred years later an English mason was responsible for building pillars in Nidaros Cathedral in Norway. Nowadays, about 800 years later, masons still travel across ...Read more →
The nave is clear of chairs for just a week and cold spring sunlight is filtering through the stained glass windows. Come and find this glorious image of the three Maries and the angel The Library is open and on display is the 12th century Lincoln Chapter Bible, which has international significance as the earliest English illustrated bible of the Romanesque period. Also on display is one of only 50 surviving medieval manuscripts of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. This belonged to ...Read more →
The Precentor, Gavin Kirk, offers a guide. At his Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus and were heard talking with him about his exodus (Luke 9: 28 ff) which he was to accomplish at Jerusalem. The Exodus, of course, was to the Jews the definitive act by which God had chosen and affirmed the Jews as his own people by leading them out from slavery in Egypt. They passed through the waters of the Red Sea, wandered in the ...Read more →
There is a fascinating interview with our senior glazier on last evening’s edition of Flog It. Available on iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rcctb/Flog_It!_Series_11_Lincolnshire_48/