Musical WWI performance at Lincoln station cancelled

Update Friday, November 14 2.20pm: The performance at Lincoln train station has been cancelled.

An East Midlands Trains spokesperson said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Radio Days have had to cancel this afternoon’s performance.

“We will be looking to re-arrange and will be in touch with a new date.”

Visitors to Lincoln Central train station today will be treated to a musical performance in commemoration of World War One.

Educational music group Radio Days will perform at Lincoln station on November 14 as part of East Midlands Trains’ commemorations featuring songs from the Great War.

The performance between 3pm and 4.30pm will also tell customers about the music, why it is significant and how it helped with the war effort.

This is part of a wider initiative by East Midlands Trains to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Complimentary ‘trench cake’, inspired by a war-time recipe, has been given out to customers on trains and at stations over the past week, and a special train nameplate was unveiled in honour of the Sheffield City Battalion on Armistice Day.

Radio Days collaborate with museums, libraries, local education authorities, schools and colleges, and other educational bodies to develop and present participatory learning experiences in history, covering the years from 1900 through World War One and the inter-war years, to the end of World War Two.

Andy Moore, Head of Stations for East Midlands Trains, said: “We are pleased to be commemorating the First World War by hosting a musical performance at Lincoln station today.

“It is key to remember that, on the Home Front, feelings about the war were optimistic and, although people were missing their loved ones, life largely continued as normal.

“Earlier this week on Armistice Day, we unveiled a tribute to the Sheffield City Battalion with a special nameplate on one of our trains to remember the 500 plus members of the Sheffield Pals regiment who lost their lives in WW1.

“We have also been giving free ‘trench cake’ out to customers at our stations, which has been inspired by a war-time recipe. We hope that our passengers in Lincoln will enjoy the live music today and will spare a moment to listen to how this music helped the war effort.”