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1st June 2017

Construction Knight unveiled in Lincoln

Chestnut Homes’ Construction Knight has charged into Lincoln city centre! 


The sculpture, which has been sponsored by us, has been installed on the High Street as part of the Lincoln Knights’ Trail.


The statue has been painted by local artist Peter Segasby, who has given the knight a bright yellow high-visibility jacket and a shield which bears the leaves of the Chestnut Homes logo.


It is among the 36 statues which make up the Knights’ Trail, a public art event being held to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.


Organised by Lincoln Business Improvement Group (BIG) and Wild in Art, the event follows the 2015 Barons’ Trail which was held to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. The Knights were installed on Saturday 20th May and will remain on public display until Sunday 3rd September. They will then be auctioned at Lincoln Cathedral on September 30th to raise money for charity. Two-thirds of the proceeds will be donated to the Nomad Trust, which provides welfare services for the homeless or other people in need in Lincoln, with the remainder being used to create a ring-fenced fund to enable the city to deliver more public art and events in the future. The knight sculptures were created by Wild in Art creative director Chris Wilkinson in the style of a chess piece. Each knight has been sponsored by a local business and painted in a unique style by a local artist.


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “It’s a great privilege to be one of the sponsors of the Lincoln Knights’ Trail and it is a real thrill to see our Construction Knight standing proudly on the High Street. “We were proud to sponsor the Construction Baron as part of the Barons’ Trail in 2015 and we hope this year’s event will prove just as popular with local people and visitors alike. “The Knights’ Trail has already created quite a buzz around the city, and many people have stopped to have their photo taken with the Construction Knight since he was installed.”

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