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TOPIC: Lancaster memorial proposal for Lincoln A46 gateway

Lancaster memorial proposal for Lincoln A46 gateway 01 Dec 2017 11:53 #1

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The proposed site will be next to the A46 at Norton Disney . Details here ;
thelincolnite.co.uk/2017/11/lancaster-bo...on-for-lincolnshire/
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Lancaster memorial proposal for Lincoln A46 gateway 01 Dec 2017 14:30 #2

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David Thompson wrote: The proposed site will be next to the A46 at Norton Disney . Details here ;
thelincolnite.co.uk/2017/11/lancaster-bo...on-for-lincolnshire/


Wonderful news :)
The Dead got memorials, The living got time.

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Lancaster memorial proposal for Lincoln A46 gateway 30 Apr 2018 11:59 #3

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...has been approved and could be in place for Armistice Day , 2018 ! . BBC report here ; www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-43892289 .
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Lancaster memorial proposal for Lincoln A46 gateway 30 Apr 2018 15:20 #4

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I wonder why this hasnt been thought of before????

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Lancaster memorial proposal for Lincoln A46 gateway 18 May 2018 16:31 #5

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First sod cut by Dambuster George 'Johnny' Johnson on the 15 May . He's had a busy few days !
Story on the BBC News website ; www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44132254 .
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Lancaster memorial proposal for Lincoln A46 gateway 01 Jun 2018 11:11 #6

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Lancaster memorial proposal for Lincoln A46 gateway 01 Jun 2018 12:17 #7

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I really hope they make an effort to keep it to scale. A childs approximation of a bomber is going to look dreadful. I can't look at the Angel of the North without thinking of a skittle with a plank glued on.

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Lancaster memorial proposal for Lincoln A46 gateway 01 Jun 2018 12:33 #8

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They do claim it will be full size.

I can see the problems could be designing to withstand high winds, just hope that engineers involved and not artists or architects! I wonder if illumination by simulated searchlight beams would work at night?

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Lancaster memorial proposal for Lincoln A46 gateway 04 Jun 2018 14:29 #9

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I do have doubts about yet another memorial,I think it may be superfluous, especially as the Bomber Command Centre has opened in Lincoln.The long overdue monument in London is now open together with the Runnymede Memorial plus many memorials in Cathedrals and Churches throughout the land...I think the money should be used for the welfare of the few remaining aircrew rather than enter into a race to see who can produce a regional/county "sculpture* of doubtful merit ...I fear we may end up with something akin to the so called " Angel of the North"........There seems to be a plethora of monument building at the moment,I have just seen a "memorial" to the "Blue Danube" Atomic Bomb,whatever next ?
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