Flying the Flag for an Iconic Historic Event
2017 marks 800 years since the Battle of Lincoln – one of the most influential events in English history.
The battle meant that the invading French forces were repelled and the young King Henry III held on to the throne. With Henry as King, the iconic Magna Carta, seen by many as the blueprint for democracy across the world, was re-issued in November 1217 alongside a complementary charter: the Charter of the Forest.
The fighting took place in and around Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral, Bailgate area and Steep Hill.
At Your Print Partner we were delighted to be asked to provide printed bunting and medieval-styled flags to help decorate these historic city streets.
We produced hundreds of metres of bunting and bespoke flags, printed in the official campaign colours and made-to-measure, which are now on show in uphill Lincoln.
A free marketing toolkit has been launched for local businesses to help them spread the word about the celebrations and make the most of the opportunities presented by large numbers of visitors and tourists. The toolkit can be downloaded from Visit Lincoln here.
A whole host of celebrations and events will be taking place in the city during the Summer, from medieval banquets and battle re-enactments to the much anticipated Knights’ Trail, which will see 36 very special sculptures, painted by local artists, positioned in key locations throughout Lincoln.
Your Print Partner has its very own Knight, painted by artist Deven Bhurke, and you might just recognise him…
‘Lincoln Green’ is inspired of course by the heroic Robin Hood and his famous green coloured dyed woollen outfit, made in Lincoln. As well as bringing a sense of adventure to the Knights’ Trail, it is hoped that the design will help promote homelessness issues and remind us that through good deeds we can help those less fortunate than ourselves.
The Knights’ Trail begins on Saturday 20th May. The locations of the sculptures, including Robin, have now been revealed and can be viewed online here.