Rewind: Top 10 most viewed videos of 2015

It’s been a busy year in Lincoln and Lincolnshire, with more stories published and shared on The Lincolnite than ever before.

In this round-up, we take a quick look back at the 10 videos that caught your eye the most on the site in 2015.

Illegal rave at Twyford Woods

Leading the most viewed videos published by The Lincolnite was the illegal rave at Twyford Woods near Colsterworth on May 23 and 24.

More than 1,000 people were at the rave which saw clashes between the revellers and Lincolnshire Police.

Find out more about the story here.

EDL anti-Islam and counter anti-racism demo

In second place in our run-down was the controversial protest organised by the English Defence League in Lincoln on July 25.

A counter protest was held on the same day by the Lincoln Against Racism and Fascism organisation.

Officers from Lincolnshire Police were joined by colleagues from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire to prevent any trouble.

Look back over our live blog to see how the protests unfolded.

Lincoln Flume

Hundreds of lucky ticket-winners were able to zoom down Lincoln’s first-ever flume, which was the third most popular video story of 2015.

The event was hosted by the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, and saw over 2,000 people bid for one of 425 winning lottery tickets.

Thrill-seekers who missed out will get another opportunity, as the giant waterslide returns to the city on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

Dad’s anger at Lincoln footballers

In fourth place on the list, and one which saw hundreds of comments fly in, was accusations by a Lincoln dad that his family’s life had become “a living hell” after goalposts had been put up in front of his house.

Frustrated, 31-year-old Lincoln nightshift worker Daniel Wayte refused to give the footballers their ball back following the latest shot off target, which led to a hostile exchange.

The full story can be read here.

Vandalism of transplant patient’s cars

Lincoln residents reacted with fury after criminals targeted a heart transplant patient’s vehicle with paint stripper.

Steven Ross received a call from a neighbouring business alerting him to the damage caused to his Mercedes and Land Rover in August.

Read Steven’s account of the criminal damage here.

Monks Road fire

Dramatic footage capturing firefighters tackling a blaze at the Foster & Son butchers shop on Monks Road was the sixth most viewed video of 2015.

The fire devastated the premises but the 130-year-old family business in Lincoln vowed to continue trading nevertheless.

Vulcan final flypast

The Vulcan XH558, the last flying airplane of its kind, performed a final flypast over RAF Waddington on Sunday, June 28.

Hundreds of people gathered along the A15 and at the WAVE enclosure at the air base to witness one of the final flights above Lincolnshire.

The aircraft has now been retired but remains close to the hearts of many living in the county.

Lincoln 10k

Thousands once again came from across the region to take part in the Lincoln 10k in March, with thousands more lining the streets in support of the runners.

The event saw competitors run, jog and walk around the slightly revised course route, which finished by the cathedral.

Take a look back at our gallery of the race here.

Community Fun Day

Shoppers in Lincoln city centre were treated to a surprise flashmob, as a dance troupe and group of drummers showed off their community spirit.

The City of Lincoln Council and University of Lincoln Students’ Union hosted a surprise Community Fun Day in the city centre on Saturday, April 18.

Have a look at some of the best pictures from the day here.

Tank Memorial arrives in Lincoln

Rounding off the top 10 most viewed videos of 2015 was the much-anticipated Lincoln Tank Memorial arriving at the Tritton Road roundabout.

Around 500 people welcomed the official unveiling of the Lincoln Tank Memorial on Tritton Road roundabout on Sunday, May 10, with honoured guests and relatives among them.

Have a look back at the day here.