Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names
Memorial Spire and Walls of Names

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The monumental spire sits at the centre of the memorial. The architectural references are taken from the airframe and wings of an Avro Lancaster Bomber. The structure represents two wing fragments tapering towards the sky, separated by perforated plates similar to those used in the aircraft’s frame construction. The spire is surrounded by a series of memorial walls that hold the names of almost 58,000 men and women who perished during the Second World War. The weathering steel panels are laser cut with the names of those who lost their lives. There are seats for contemplation. The IBCC serves as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for those who served, supported or suffered the bombing campaigns during the Second World War.
Title

Memorial Spire and Walls of Names

Date

2015

Medium

weathering steel

Measurements

H 3109 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

LN4_TJ_S001

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Trust

Work type

War memorial

Owner

International Bomber Command Centre

Custodian

International Bomber Command Centre

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

2nd October 2015

Access

time restrictions apply

Access note

free to enter, parking charge of £3 applies

Inscription description

THE / SPIRE MEMORIAL / The Spire is the UK’s tallest war memorial at 31.09m (102ft), / the same as the wingspan if a Lancaster Bomber. / The walls list those who died with Bomber Command during / the war. The inner circle records losses from 1 and 5 Groups. / The outer walls record those killed from other UK-based / bomber Groups. / Find out more on the IBCC App.

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Located at

Bomber Command, Canwick Avenue, Lincoln

LN4 2HQ

Located in the grounds of the International Bomber Command Centre.