Special ceremony concludes week of Somme commemorations in Lincoln

Hundreds gathered in the grounds of Lincoln Castle for the final commemoration in a week of events honouring the fallen of the Somme.

A rendition of The Last Post was performed by the Band of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell in the early evening on Thursday, July 7, followed by the national anthem.

Against the backdrop of the Poppies:Wave river down the south bank of the castle an antiphonal performance featured the RAF band of buglers.

The event then culminated with a flypast of a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire.

During the evening 26 names were read out of people from Lincolnshire who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme.

Councillor Nick Worth, executive member for culture and heritage, said: “This has been an extraordinary week, beginning last Friday when 1,200 people attended the ceremony at Lincoln Castle and honoured the fallen with a two minute silence.

“Thursday’s event brings the week’s commemorations to a close and I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to be part of this very special moment to remember the fallen.”