NPMD 2020 will take place in Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday 27th September. Preparations for are well underway and we will look forward to welcoming those who have attended previous events as well as those who are attending for the first time. All are welcome to attend this event. This includes serving officers and staff, those who have retired, visitors from overseas, members of the general public and most importantly the families and friends of those who have sadly lost their lives over the years.
Lincoln Cathedral is the third largest English Cathedral with only Liverpool and St Paul's being larger. It is one of the high points of Gothic architecture. Built originally in 1073 an earthquake in 1185 left it devastated and under Hugh of Avalon rebuilding started and by 1280 to transform it into the great building we see today. In the early 14th century the central tower was finished, and the cloisters added, and by the end of that century the twin west towers as well. The central tower, which rises to 271 feet, was topped with a huge spire of wood encased with lead. That tower stretched upwards to 525 feet, making Lincoln Cathedral the tallest building in Europe, and probably in the world. Sadly, the central spires fell in 1548, and similar spires on the west towers were removed in 1807.
More information on the town of Lincoln and its cathedral can be found here: https://britainexpress.com/Where_to_go_in_Britain/Destination_Library/lincoln.htm
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