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Lincoln Cathedral gets millions in Heritage Lottery funding

Lincoln Cathedral is to be restored with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund Credit: ITV News

More than £12 million has been awarded to Lincoln Cathedral by the Heritage Lottery Fund for redevelopment and restoration works.

It is the only cathedral on Historic England's buildings at-risk register and has a repair bill topping £1.5 million a year.

Staff hope to double school visit numbers and widen the range of visitors to the cathedral.


Engineering breakthroughs celebrated in Lincoln Cathedral

Displays highlight the cities engineering successes. Credit: City of Lincoln Council

Today is the third day of a three-day celebration in Lincoln Cathedral, where the city's engineering history is on show to the public.

The event is being organised by members of the Lincoln Engineering Breakfast Group with support from a number of organisations including the University of Lincoln, Lincoln College, Cathedral and the City of Lincoln Council.

The exhibitions are giving people the chance to learn many interesting facts about engineering in Lincoln.