March 24, 2021 12.11 pm This story is over 14 months old

Lincoln glows yellow to mark COVID lockdown memorial

Lincoln pays tribute to COVID-19 victims

Landmarks in Lincoln were illuminated yellow on Tuesday, March 23, reflecting on what has been a year since the UK went into coronavirus lockdown for the first time.

The event was organised by end-of-life charity Marie Curie, allowing for people to reflect on the last year and the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lincoln Cathedral sported the yellow colours of the charity on Tuesday night, which is the anniversary of Boris Johnson’s announcement that the country would be going into lockdown.

Lincoln Cathedral looked dazzling in yellow as the nation reflected on the year of lockdown. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Westgate Water Tower, run by Anglian Water, also lit up overnight to pay tribute to those who lost their lives to COVID-19.

Westgate Water Tower also took part in the reflection. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It is all part of Marie Curie’s ‘Shine the Light’ campaign, which also invited people to hold a candle or light at their doorstep at 8pm on Tuesday night.

A national minute’s silence was held at 12pm on Tuesday, March 23 to remember everyone who has suffered as a result of the pandemic.

As it so often is, the cathedral was a beacon for Lincoln on Tuesday night. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Outside of Lincoln, Church Square House in Scunthorpe also lit up yellow, and HSBC introduced a ‘Yellow Day’ at all of its branches, encouraging staff to wear daffodils.

Anglian Water joined in the remembrance and paid tributes by lighting up Westgate Water Tower. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite