Iconic Lincoln Castle poppies attract 200,000 visitors

Over 200,000 people have visited the Poppies: Wave sculpture – just six weeks after it opened at Lincoln Castle.

Lincoln was chosen to host Wave, by artist Paul Cummins and installation by Tom Piper, by the arts programme for the First World War centenary, 1418NOW.

Amy Farrington, originally from Lincoln but now living in Barcelona, was the 200,000th person to visit Poppies: Wave.

Photo: Mark Dammes

Photo: Mark Dammes

To celebrate the milestone, Amy and her partner Andrew were given all-inclusive tickets to the castle’s other attractions.

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development, said: “I’m delighted we’ve hit this impressive milestone in such a short space of time.

“Amy travelled home with Andrew from Barcelona to see the poppies, and they’re not the only ones who have travelled from far and wide to personally experience this moving sculpture.

“If you haven’t been to see Poppies: Wave yet, make sure you pay a visit to the castle before September 4. It’s the only place in England where the sculpture will be on display in 2016.”