King John procession concludes Magna Carta anniversary events in Lincoln

A giant King John figure paraded through Lincoln High Street and up Steep Hill to deliver a Magna Carta scroll to Lincoln Castle on the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the historic document.

The city is home of one of the four remaining copies of the Charter, which was signed by King John at Runnymede in 1215.

Pupils from the Lincoln Castle Academy who created the scroll also joined in the procession.

Pupils from Lincoln Castle Academy delivering the scroll to Lincoln Castle. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Pupils from Lincoln Castle Academy delivering the scroll to Lincoln Castle. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The parade rounded off a host of events over the weekend to mark the anniversary, which included a Magna Party headlined by Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity, fireworks and carnivals in the city centre.

Visitors and locals can still complete the Lincoln Barons’ Charter Trail, tweeting pictures of the sculptures using the #LincolnBarons hashtag.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


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