Lincoln knights to march on city as follow-up to barons’ trail

Organisers of the popular Lincoln Barons’ Charter Trail in 2015 will be bringing a new collection of sculptures to iconic city locations – Knights of the Charter.

Lincoln BIG has revealed that it has devised The Lincoln Knights’ Trail – which will form part of the 2017 800th anniversary commemorations of The Battle of Lincoln Fair and the sealing of Charter of the Forest.

The trail is expected to contain 35 sculptures of knights, located across the city centre.

It will run next year from May 20 to September 3, 2017.

At the end of the trail, the knights will be auctioned at Lincoln Cathedral.

Two-thirds of the proceeds will go to The Nomad Trust to allow it to build more accommodation for homeless people.

The remaining third will be used to create a ring-fenced Art and Innovation Fund for the city to deliver future public art and events aimed at attracting people to the city.

Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: “We are planning to have 35 knight sculptures featured in the trail. Like the barons, they will be situated at various points throughout the streets of the city.”

Malcolm Barham, CEO of Lincolnshire YMCA, said: “We’re delighted to be receiving the proceeds from the knights’ trail.

“When Lincolnshire YMCA merged with the Nomad Trust we committed to providing emergency night shelter accommodation in Lincoln and this will significantly help towards our continued aims.”

Lincoln is the only place where the 1215 Magna Carta and 1217 Charter of the Forest can be seen side by side.