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Five ‘stars’ of the Lincoln Knights’ Trail formed a breakaway posse and rode to London to spread word of the city’s fame!

Lincoln Knights at Kings Cross Station

Source: John Russell and ACoRP

Lincoln Knights at Kings Cross Station

The Community Rail in the City event on 17 May at Kings Cross station, London was a fantastic opportunity to shout about our great county. A team from the Poacher Line and Visit Lincoln took to the stand and the characterful sculptures, which are part of the Lincoln Knights’ Trail - which is in place in Lincoln for residents, day trip and staying visitors to enjoy from 20 May to 3 September 2017 - were on a special mission.

The ‘chosen five’, from a banner of 36 Knights, were charged by Visit Lincoln and Lincoln BIG to go to the capital to spread the word about Lincoln as a great place to visit and highlight the city’s fantastic Summer events programme, which features the 800th Anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln, the Lincoln Knights’ Trail, the visit of The Domesday Book and the Battles & Dynasties’ exhibition.

Travellers that passed through Kings Cross got to see and take a selfie with Knights Sheriff de la Haye (sponsor Pipers Crisps), the Battle of Lincoln Knight (Independent Retailers), Knight of the Skies (Game Engineering), City Knight (Visit Lincoln/Lincoln City Football Club) and Guardian of the Forest (Investors in Lincoln).

With the once-in-a-lifetime visit of the Domesday Book and the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln coming up, Lincolnshire is the place to be in 2017. Community Rail in the City was an opportunity for the council and its colleagues to get that message out far and wide and they encouraged everyone to come by rail to explore our rich heritage, beautiful landscapes, sandy beaches and charming county towns.

Donna Adams, Stakeholder & Community Rail Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: This was a great opportunity for us to work with Lincolnshire County Council and Visit Lincoln to promote the great City of Lincoln as well as the Poacher Line Community Rail Line, which provides a link between Nottingham and one of the Lincolnshire’s most popular seaside resorts, Skegness.

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Last updated: 22 June 2017

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