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Friends of the Lincoln Tank

The Friends are a group of like-minded enthusiasts dedicated to raising public awareness of the role of the City of Lincoln in the conception, development and building of the 20th century’s most formidable fighting machine.

The Group was formed in 2004 by a small group of Tank fans, and has grown steadily over the years with members from Lincolnshire and beyond.
The Chairman of the Friends is Richard Pullen, historian and author of ‘The Landships of Lincoln’ and ‘Beyond the Green Fields’.

Meetings are held every two months in Lincoln. Look under the ‘Forthcoming Events’ tab for details of the next meeting. All are welcome. 


Thursday 27th October 2016

(See also our Special Event on  Saturday 24th September, details below.)

"No Past, No Future"  The Machine Gun Corps Training Centre, Grantham

Malcolm Baxter

The Royal Naval Association Club

Coulson Road



Doors open 1900 for 1930 start

Ticket price £5.00 per person, available on the door.

Free car park at rear.  Licensed bar.

The Royal Navel Association Club

Special Event

Saturday 24th September 2016

The Terry O’Toole Theatre
Moor Lane
North Hykeham

In addition to our normal programme, the Friends of the Lincoln Tank are joining forces with the Lincoln and North Lincolnshire Branch of the Western Front Association for a day of lectures by three eminent speakers:

“1916 - 2016. The Centenary of the Somme”

Martin Middlebrook  -  The Social Aspects of the Battle of the Somme, (i) Why it happened;
(ii)  The Social Classes involved;  (iii)  The Battle itself.

Stephen Pope  -  D1 'Daredevil'  -  The First Tank in Action.

Rob Thompson  -  "Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width!"  BEF Logistics and Engineering during the 1916 Somme Campaign.

Ticket price £12.50 per person
Doors open 09:30 for 10:00 start
Lunch and refreshments available from the Theatre Café
On-site free parking.  Disabled access.

Tickets available only from the Terry O’Toole Theatre Box Office, on
01522-883311, or via

The Terry O’Toole Theatre