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The Lincoln Tank Memorial on Tritton Road roundabout, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

 

The £100,000 memorial is a representation of the Mark I Foster Tank, first designed and built in Lincoln in 1916, and placed close to the Wellington Foundry where it was produced.

 

Reminding visitors and residents of Lincoln of an important slice of the city’s history, the structure was gifted by the Lincoln Tank Memorial Group.

 

The striking design of the memorial pass tribute to the men and women who worked on the production line at William Foster and Co Lincoln.

 

The first prototype of the Mark I was produced in 1915, with full production commencing in 1916. The Memorial also pays homage to the designers and manufacturers Willian Tritton, William Rigby and Walter Wilson. It is intended to recognise the huge effort made by civilian men and women during both world wars, when the majority of production from the many factories in the city was switched to war work.

 

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Taken on May 11, 2015