October 18, 2010 11.08 am This story is over 161 months old

Grenadier Guards to march through Lincoln

Puffed daddies: The Grenadier Guards will be marching through Lincoln in celebration of the Freedom of the City.

A big London tourist attraction, the Grenadier Guards, will be marching their way through Lincoln city centre this week.

Usually found outside Buckingham Palace, the guard brigade will be marching through Lincoln on October 21 to celebrate the Freedom of the City.

They will begin at Waterside South at 10am, then heading down Sincil Street, Cornhill and then to the High Street, marching past the War Memorial.

Here, the Mayor of Lincoln will take the salute, followed by the Guards marching under the Stonebow onto Spring Hill, Drury Lane and through Exchequergate.

Here, the Guards will meet back up with the Mayor of Lincoln and members of the council, finally laying up their regimental colours in the Cathedral.

The City of Lincoln Council expect around 4,000 people to watch the Grenadier Guards march on Thursday.

Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Geoff Kirby, said: “I will be delighted to watch the Grenadier Guards exercise their right to the Freedom of the City and to welcome them at the cathedral.

“This is the first military march that I have been involved in as Mayor of Lincoln, so it’s a real treat that the Guards have chosen this year to put on this event.

“I hope that crowds line the streets to welcome them to our fine city,” he added.

However, drivers need to be vigilant when trying to drive through the city centre, due to road closures for the event. This may cause a lot of traffic jams in the morning.

Mint Street and Silver Street will be closed from 9.30am to 11am, while traffic at Clasketgate will be pushed to a halt in order to allows the Guards to pass.

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: MOD