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Public invited to view new plans for Lincoln Castle

Members of the public are invited to view the plans this afternoon for a £20m revamp of Lincoln Castle. A new visitor centre including a vault to hold the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest is proposed along with the re-opening of the male prison and improvements to the wall walks.

A presentation will take place at The Lawn in Lincoln from 1.30pm to 4.40pm where the chairman of the Historical Lincoln Trust will introduce the team behind the project including an archaeologist, one of the architects and the historical researcher who is looking into the background of the site.

This is an opportunity to find out about what will be happening up at the castle over the next couple of years, improvements that will make it one of the UK's top historic attractions. Not only will this ensure that this local landmark is kept in good condition for future generations, it'll also attract thousands more visitors, providing a sizeable boost for the local tourism economy.

– Councillor Eddy Poll, Lincolnshire County Council.

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Preserved windmill recognised

Holgate windmill Credit: Calendar News

The preservation work carried out on Holgate windmill could be recognised with a £2000 prize. The award would go to the conservation team for the contribution they have made to the community.

They have already received a grant from Biffa, the company behind the competition, to restore the windmill. A decision will be made in September. The mill's five sails make it a nationally important heritage building.

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