Guy Martin’s tank finally coming to Lincoln

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Guy Martin’s replica WWI tank will finally arrive on Lincoln soil after its trip down Lincoln High Street last year was controversially stopped.

The tank, which was built as part of a Channel 4 documentary by the Lincolnshire daredevil, will feature in a special exhibition at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

Guy and his tank made headlines in 2017 when his Remembrance Day tank appearance was cancelled due to health and safety concerns. 

Lincolnshire County Council confirmed the tank will be on show at the Burton Road museum on May 5 and 6.

Guy Martin himself has also been invited along for the event, but the council is yet to hear if he will be attending.

Public engagement manager Jon Hogan said: “As the birthplace of the tank and the city where so many WW1 tanks were built, Lincoln is the ideal place to showcase this fantastic piece of engineering.

“The tank will be on display for visitors to admire and photograph and there will also be a chance to talk to some of the volunteers who helped build it. In addition, visitors can see an original WW1 tank in the museum collection.

“We have invited Guy to join us, but obviously he’s very busy so we don’t want to get people’s hopes up.”

“In addition, that weekend and on the bank holiday Monday, nearby Lincoln Castle will be hosting the ‘Kings of the Sky’, with a replica Spitfire on the castle lawns to celebrate the centenary of the RAF.

“Together, these two events make will make for a great weekend, commemorating the county’s role in both WW1 and WW2.”