More than 8,000 visited Lincoln Spark Engineering Festival

More than 8,000 visitors attended the second Spark Engineering Festival at Lincoln Cathedral, which showcased the county’s engineering successes.

Exciting displays spotlighted Lincolnshire’s rich engineering heritage, as well as current cutting-edge developments in maths, science and technology.

Organised by local engineering firms, visitors to the festival over the weekend were able to view a number of exhibits and interactive displays, including a 50ft timeline of engineering, and take part in a variety of hands-on activities.

Paul Taylor, CEO of Dynex and Chairman of the festival, said: “Initial feedback we have received has been extremely positive, with many finding it both enjoyable and educational.

“We have world-leading people and world-beating engineering businesses, teachers, researchers and technologists who are applying their knowledge and skills to innovate design, create and supply the best engineering people, services and products worldwide.

“I hope we have inspired the next generation of engineers right here in Lincoln.”

The BMW i8 is taking pride of place in the nave of the cathedral.

The BMW i8 is taking pride of place in the nave of the cathedral.

Mike Bristow, Maintenance and Facilities Manager at Wyman Gordon, added: “I think we certainly gained a lot more local support and interest in what we do. Lots of visitors couldn’t believe that we had one of the world’s largest hammers, producing satellite parts for missions to Mercury and large components for Aero Engines, here in Lincoln, on Monks Road!”

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