January 17, 2011 2.40 pm This story is over 158 months old

City celebrates Australia with big breakfast

Australia Day: Lincoln will be paying homage to Australia with a big Aussie breakfast.

The Lawn will be playing host to this year’s Great Australian Breakfast, which celebrates one of Lincoln’s pairings.

The Great Australian breakfast has been an annual event, on the Sunday before Australia Day, since the city twinned with Port Lincoln in Australia.

The event will take place on January 23 at 8.30am, starting with the City of Lincoln Band playing the Australian national anthem.

There will also be Australian music, circus entertainment, stalls, photography, the Walkabout shop and a live radio link from Down Under.

The radio link, provided by the Lincoln Amateur Radio Club, allows the Mayor of Lincoln Geoff Kirby to talk to the Mayor of Port Lincoln, Bruce Green.

Lincolnshire Waste Partnership and the County Council’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign will also be in attendance.

Councillor Geoff Kirby, said: “I am really looking forward to the Australian Breakfast, to celebrating our twinning with Port Lincoln and to raising money for my Mayoral charities.

“The breakfast gets more and more popular each year, so I’m hoping we’ll have a good turn out.

“I’d like to thank all of the local businesses that have donated food for the breakfast and am looking forward to a great morning.”

An Australian breakfast is similar to a full English, usually containing fried eggs, crispy bacon, buttered toast, fried tomato and tomato sauce.

Anyone can take part in the breakfast, which costs £4 for adults and £2.50 for under-12s.

Source: City of Lincoln Council