September 7, 2010 12.11 pm This story is over 160 months old

Revving up for Lincolnshire Day in Lincoln

Celebrations: Various events are being planned in and around the city to celebrate Lincolnshire Day on October 1.

Various events are being planned in the city to celebrate Lincolnshire Day on Friday, October 1, featuring everything that’s great about the county.

The Lincoln Cathedral will offer free entry throughout the day (usually £5), as well as roof and floor tours around the historic building.

BBC Lincolnshire will spotlight people who recently moved in the city and the county from abroad, together with citizenship ceremonies.

“We’ll be revealing some secrets of Lincolnshire and celebrating all of the good things that our wonderful county produces,” said Charlie Partridge, the BBC Lincolnshire Managing Editor.

Lincolnshire Day commemorates the Pilgrimage of Grace, the widespread revolt against the rule of Henry VIII which began in 1536.

The day is promoted by a group of county businesses and organisations which includes BBC Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire Co-operative, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln BIG, Tastes of Lincolnshire, and Lincolnshire County Council.

“Wear something yellow, eat something local and come and visit our fantastic museums and attractions,” said Michael Armstrong from Lincoln BIG.

Armstrong urges local people to organise their own events celebrating the day: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for people to celebrate what makes our county great.”

Also, world land speed record breaker Richard Noble OBE will be a guest speaker at the second annual Lincolnshire Business Convention at RAF Cranwell.

Organised by Invest Lincolnshire, the networking event aims to promote investment opportunities within the county.

Ian Whittle, son of Sir Frank Whittle who pioneered the jet engine at Cranwell, will also be a guest speaker at the convention.

Source: Shooting Star | Photo: Gabby Price