Latest designs for Lincoln tank memorial unveiled

  • The Lincoln Tank Memorial Group are raising funds for a monument on the Tritton Road roundabout.
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • The Lincoln Tank Memorial Group are raising funds for a monument on the Tritton Road roundabout.
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Lincoln Tank Memorial Group
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lincoln Tank Memorial Group has unveiled the latest designs for the Tritton Road roundabout tank memorial.

According to the group, the original design has been finely tuned by their resident artist, using real models in authentic clothing to make the figures surrounding the tank as realistic to the era as possible.

At the front of the memorial tank are Tritton, Wilson and Rigby examining plans for the war machine, plus a member of the Tank Corp working on the tank, as soldiers were seconded to the factory during the production of the early prototypes.

The group is presently trying to bring a life-size replica of the first tank, produced in Lincoln, to Tritton Road roundabout in honour of those who served in the World Wars.

The aim is to have the memorial ready some time later this year or in early 2015. The memorial already received planning permission.

So far, the group has managed to raise £45,000 of the £60,000 required, with donations from individuals right through to large donations of up to £10,000 by businesses.

A number of local businesses have also generously donated advice or supplies for the project, such as Globe Consultants, Running Imp, Jackson and Jackson Developments and Ruddocks.

To find out more about the project and how you can help, visit the Lincoln tank memorial website.