Archway to The Strait set for Lincoln Christmas Market unveiling

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Visitors to the 2014 Lincoln Christmas Market will be among the first to walk under a symbolic archway marking the beginning of The Strait and the way to Lincoln Cathedral.

The locally-forged structure, including icons such as James Usher’s Imp and religious markings, was designed by local artist Lea Goldberg.

The Bottom of the Hill Traders Association secured planning permission for the arch in August 2014 and Lincoln BIG will be installing it in the run up to the market, which takes place from Thursday, December 4 until Sunday, December 7.

The example archway over the entrance to The Strait.

The example archway over the entrance to The Strait.

Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: “The archway will be 15 ft wide and connected to the Kind Bar at the top of the High Street.

“It will highlight an historically-important gateway to an area which is popular with tourists and locals alike.

“The archway was worked on by architectural design expert Franklin Ellis and is being crafted by Anwick Forge, near Sleaford.

“The cost of this feature will be part-funded by European Regional Development monies, under the Revival Lincoln project.”