Sneak peek: Lincoln water flume test run

In the waking hours of Sunday, April 26, a team of thrill-seeking charity fundraisers transformed Flaxengate in Lincoln into a giant waterslide in preparation of this summer’s attraction.

As previously reported, over 1,000 sliding hopefuls have applied for a lottery ticket, at a cost of £3, for the chance of a go on the slide on July 12.

An areal shot of the fun flume. Photo: Stuart Maclaren

An areal shot of the fun flume. Photo: Stuart Maclaren

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The money raised will go towards a selection of local charities including partners Linkage Community Trust, and so far the fundraising figure stands at around £8,000.

Equipped with multiple bottles of washing-up liquid, hoses, lilos and 90 metres of tarpaulin, the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia ran a successful test run of the flume, working out the ideal recipe for a slick slide.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lincoln Flume is based on a project by artist Luke Jerram called Urban Slide. This was first seen in an urban setting in Bristol as part of their Park and Slide event which proved a very successful public participation event.

Buy tickets for the Lincoln Flume here