Remembrance Day in Lincoln

This Sunday marks 100 years since the end of World War One and the signing of the Armistice.

Today, we worry about getting home late from work, not having time to cook dinner and missing our favourite TV shows. Our worries are far from those of our ancestors during the two World Wars.

Poppy wreath outside the Airborne Memorial garden at Lincoln Castle.

The memories of these times are fading, with fewer and fewer people still alive from those troubling years.

However, across many parts of the UK people will stand silent this Sunday to remember those who fought for their country and Lincoln are no exception.

To mark the centenary, Lincoln is hosting many events across the weekend. On Saturday, a Military Parade will take place on the High Street starting from 10.30am. Ninety servicemen and women will march down the High Street to the war memorial, which is inscribed with the names of soldiers and civilians in Lincoln who lost their lives during WWI and WWII.

On Sunday there will be an Uphill parade from 10.40am which will be followed by the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cathedral.

Dave Gasson selling poppies on Castle Hill.

“We don’t only help service and ex-service, we also help the families” explains ex- RAF soldier Dave Gasson who is a member of the Royal British Legion. Dave has been collecting money for poppies in Lincoln for the past five years and for the last twenty years in other areas of the country.