Free Lincoln Castle event celebrates Diamond Jubilee

Lincoln Castle will be hosting a special evening event on June 4 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The event, which is free to the public, will include the lighting of three beacons as part of a chain across the county, country, and other parts of the Queen’s realms.

These beacons will be lit by the Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council, the Mayor of Lincoln and the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire.

Entertainment will include medieval encampments, puppetry and appearances by lookalikes of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I.

Daytime events on June 3 and 4 include medieval re-enactments from the Lincoln Garrison and Buckingham’s Retinue, walkabout acts and musicians.

Plus, John Nesfield’s Retinue will perform several horse display shows through the course of the day.

Councillor Robert Palmer, Vice Chairman of the County Council, said: “We’re all looking forward to this momentous occasion.

“The evening celebration will be the culmination of two days of activities themed A Right Royal Visit harking back to times when royalty toured castles and grand homes and entertainment was provided.

“It’s the perfect way to celebrate Her Majesty’s sixty successful years on the throne.”

Kate Fenn, Civic Manager at the City of Lincoln Council, said: “We are proud to support the Jubilee celebrations in Lincoln, and hope people in the city get the chance to get involved in some way.

“The lighting of the beacons will be a fantastic sight in Lincoln, providing a very visual means of celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee in Lincolnshire.”

The event is organised by Lincolnshire County Council and the City of Lincoln Council.

Tickets for the evening event are free, are being offered on a first-come-first-served basis, and are limited to five per household.

Tickets are available from the county council’s customer service centre on 01522 782239 or online.

The castle’s usual admission charges will apply for the daytime activities over Sunday and Monday: £7 for adults and £5 for children and concessions.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council