Spalding and Sutton Bridge banners designed to mark 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

These flags depicting images of Spalding and Sutton Bridge have been created to be part of the Magna Carta 800 celebrations.

banner Spalding 01 banner Spalding 02 banner Sutton BridgeThe flags will take part in events to mark the anniversary before being paraded at Lincoln Castle on Saturday (June 13), where they will be displayed on the castle walls.

Twenty flags have been created by two artists working with residents across the county to herald the unique qualities of Lincolnshire’s diverse communities.
The flags combine motifs, symbols and iconic images from around the county – with the RAF, agriculture, flowers, horse racing, the sea, the Pilgrim Fathers and freedom among the themes.

Coun Nick Worth, Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for culture and heritage, said: “This is a special year for Magna Carta, and we wanted to make sure we marked this historic occasion in a unique way.
“This project was a great opportunity for people around the county to get involved in the celebrations.”

Professional artists Jason Wilsher-Mills and Chris Searson worked with groups of residents from Spalding, Long Sutton, Lincoln, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Gainsborough, Louth, Horncastle and Boston, to design the banners.

Chris said: “It’s been a fascinating process working with local residents to discover the essence of what makes their communities unique and special.
“There’s definitely a strong and positive sense of identity across the county and that makes it a very special place.”

The Radiating Signals project is a partnership between Lincolnshire Co-op, the county council and arts company cultural solutions UK.

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