Poppies:Wave receives 100,000th visitor in Lincoln

Over 100,000 people have visited the iconic Poppies:Wave sculpture at Lincoln Castle since it opened to the public on Thursday, May 26.

The landmark was reached on the afternoon of Sunday, June 12, despite a rainy weekend.

Lincoln was chosen to host Wave by 14-18 NOW, the arts programme for the First World War centenary, as it was a major centre for the manufacture of weapons and munitions during the conflict.

Photo: Tracey Scoot

Photo: Tracey Scoot

Councillor Nick Worth said: “This is a fantastic milestone to reach in just over three weeks. It’s testament to all the hard work put in by everyone involved in bringing Poppies: Wave to the castle.

“Clearly a little rain hasn’t watered down the experience this weekend as people have continued to visit to see the sculpture, which is an experience come rain or shine.

“I’d encourage anyone who hasn’t been yet to come and see Poppies: Wave.”

Designer Tom Piper and artist Paul Cummins at Lincoln Castle for Poppies: Wave. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Designer Tom Piper and artist Paul Cummins at Lincoln Castle for Poppies: Wave. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The wave can be seen at Lincoln Castle until 4 September 2016. The castle grounds are open each day from 10am to 5.30pm, with last entry to see Wave at 5.15pm.

For further details visit the Lincoln Castle website.