Just thought I would update you and the members of the Lincoln Civic Trust about the project the ‘Trust’ has helped sponsor and are very much involved in. The Covid restrictions have dramatically slowed us down over the last 12 months, but we are back to business again and hopefully will have the project completed soon.
The Rotary Club of Lincoln and Anglian Water are heading the Project, with all the legalities now in place (planning. Licences, insurance etc.) and Water Aid being the Charity supported.
Briefly, if I can, the Frieze is a sculpture designed to commemorate the birth of a new drinking water source for the City of Lincoln, after the tragic Typhoid disaster in 1905. The Citizens of Lincoln at that time had to fund the massive engineering project, so rightfully the frieze is been brought back to the City which the water source still supplies.
Two storyboards will support the frieze, one telling the failure of the Victorian water supply, Typhoid, the aftermath, and the introduction of the New Water in 1911. The second Board tells how an event, held in Lincoln by Rotary and Anglian Water, for the Centenary of the Water Supply in 2011, to raise enough funds to complete a project by WaterAid in Madagascar in supplying safe piped water for the 1st time and Improving the health to many.
How this all happened. Back in 2015 Anglian Water was modifying the building where the frieze stood (Elkesley} and suggested to Rotary its Rightful place should be in Lincoln and would Rotary like to try to make this happen. As Rotary of Lincoln has its own Centenary in 2022 there was no hesitation, they now had a project and Date to get this done, and it’s looking like this will happen and again with WaterAid becoming the Beneficiary.
Attached is the part complete Frieze with the storyboard frames in position on each side. It’s of White Terracotta needing a little tender loving care and certainly a stonemason, which we have.