Walked under but never been in? The inside story of the Stonebow & Guildhall
Enjoy and hour of information, anecdote, and entertainment as we tour this iconic Tudor building in the heart of Lincoln. We see the ancient Mayor-making ceremony as the 807th Mayor is installed. (Lincoln's Mayoralty is the third oldest and dates back to 1206)
the beautiful Council Chamber and Guildhall, which is above the arch that every
shopper and visitor knows. We see the delightful civic rooms and the amazing
civic treasures. We follow the new Civic Party into the community - and see the
highlight of the previous civic year.
The then Chief
Executive of the City of Lincoln Council tells us about two of his historic
predecessors and their amazingly long service to the authority and the City. We
look back at some of the colourful events that have taken place at the
Guildhall – from Royal visits to football celebrations.
We go down
into its 18th-century dungeon, and up into its 19th-century clock workings. We
hear the Town Crier in full voice, and meet new Freemen. We see ancient charters,
valuable paintings and artefacts.
We hear about
Mrs Amy Beechey, who tragically lost five sons in WW1. She met King George V in
the Guildhall soon after the war ended. We hear about Snips the dog and his
years of charitable work for the people of Lincoln. And much more besides.