Giant poppies bloom across Lincolnshire ahead of Remembrance Day

Giant poppies will be painted on roundabouts across Lincolnshire, as the county shows its respect for our Armed Forces ahead of Remembrance Day.

A poppy has been painted onto Gunby Roundabout. EMN-200511-154253001

The iconic red and black flowers will appear over the coming days on ten roundabouts near Boston, Bourne, Gainsborough, Grantham, Lincoln, Louth, Spalding and Spilsby.

The poppies will remain in place throughout November to mark Remembrance Day and as a show of support for the Armed Forces community.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Like so many things this year, the Poppy Appeal has had to adapt to the threat of Covid-19, and many people aren’t able to mark Remembrance Day in the way they usually would.

A poppy has been painted onto Gunby Roundabout. EMN-200511-154304001

“As people find new ways to show their support – with printed poppies showing up in front room windows, and virtual fields of Remembrance appearing online – we are showing our support with these giant poppies painted on some of our major junctions across the county.”

They will be located on each approach to the:

• A17/A16 Sutterton Roundabout, near Boston

• Bourne Road/Raymond Mays Way roundabout, Bourne

• A631/A156 Thorndike Roundabout, Gainsborough

• A52/B1176 roundabout, near Grantham

• B1174/Tollemache Road roundabout, Grantham

• A15 Sleaford Road roundabout (LEB), Lincoln

• A15/A158 Wragby Road roundabout, Lincoln

• A16/A157 Elkington Roundabout, Louth

• A16/A151 roundabout, Spalding

• Gunby Roundabout, Spilsby