New additions complete historic Lincoln Tank Memorial

An interpretation board and bench has been added to the Lincoln Tank Memorial to officially complete the historic memorial.

The structure is situated on the Tritton Road roundabout and celebrates the Lincoln engineers that worked to invent the tank in 1915.

Photo: Guy Owen for The Lincolnite

The interpretation board has a brief overview of Sir William Ashbee Tritton, Major Walter Gordon Wilson and William Rigby, with all three men seen as pioneers behind the tank creation.

A look into the types of tanks that were created in the city is also on the board as well as more information on the memorial.

Julie Cooke from the Lincoln Tank Memorial Group, told The Lincolnite: “We’ve added an interpretation board to the memorial and a bench and now we’re handing it over to the City of Lincoln Council.

“The idea behind the memorial was to celebrate the heritage and a lot of people that live in Lincoln don’t know that the tank was first built in the city.”

People from all across the world have been to visit the memorial.

Julie added that she felt relieved to see the memorial finished: “The last bit took longer than the original memorial itself.

Photo: Guy Owen for The Lincolnite

“We wanted a path to the memorial so people wouldn’t have to walk all over the grass, but the costs were too big.

“I do believe that the bench and the board compliments the memorial nicely.”