In pictures: The Last Post at Lincoln Drill Hall

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The Last Post, a play in remembrance of those who have fallen locally, is in full swing for Armistice Week, with every Lincoln Drill Hall show selling out.

The play see 300 letters of the correspondence between Lincoln resident Amy Beechey and her eight sons on the frontline during the First World War. The letters were kept and stored in the Lincolnshire Archives.

The Lincoln Mystery Plays Community Theatre Company is bringing those letters and the lives of the family behind them to life until the end of the week.

All eight Beechey brothers volunteered for the Army: five were killed and three returned – one crippled.

Two volunteer local writers pored over the letters to create a community play of great poignancy and power to be performed at the Lincoln Drill Hall in commemoration of the Great War’s centenary.

One of Amy’s daughters, Edie, helped to preserve all the letters and it is through her eyes that the play. made up of local actors, unfolds.

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