Lincoln Bomber Command memorial learning centre detailed

Plans for the Interpretation Centre that will be placed near the new Lincoln Bomber Command memorial have been detailed.

The centre, where visitors can go and learn more about those who served along the story of Bomber Command will be built near to the 164ft Spire of Names on Canwick Hill.

The Spire of Names, chosen by members or the public as a fitting memorial to those in Bomber Command during WW2, will feature the names of 25,611 airmen who flew from the county, never to return.

SPIRE OF NAMES BOMBER COMMAND MEMORIAL LINCOLN

The centre will feature a 35-seat learning area with an educational co-ordinator to help teach school across the country about the servicemen’s sacrifices in an interactive manner.

There will also be a number of exhibitions, a cafe and shop in the centre.

The exhibitions will be mainly in interactive and digital format, including videographies and oral memories, currently being recorded.

The centre will be placed just before the Spire in landscaped gardens.

Landscaping includes an “Avenue of Memorial” with stone monoliths and native trees dedicated to all 27 operational Command stations during WW2.

Additionally, there will be an International Peace Garden to reflect the different countries involved in the effort — each country will be invited to add a sculpture to commemorate their servicemen in the garden.

Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Appeal is asking for residents to help them get in touch with local veterans so they can tell their story.

These stories will be added to the Interpretation centre’s archive.

If you can help, contact info@bombercommandmemorial.com.