Success as thousands partake in RAF100 Voices Trails

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Walkers and cyclists turned out in force this summer and celebrated the RAF’s centenary by discovering more of Lincolnshire and “Bomber County’s” illustrious history.

Thousands of families, groups and individuals took part in the 100 Voices Trails, which featured iconic RAF aircraft wing signage telling stories about military and civilian men and women who experienced service life first hand.

The trails, devised by Lincoln BIG and Visit Lincoln to be both fun and educational for people of all ages, proved to be a highlight of the RAF100 celebrations.

Their popularity was reflected in the number of emails and letters received by Lincoln BIG, lively social media comments and Visit Lincoln website statistics.

Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: “A phenomenal 70,000 leaflets were given out and the trails were also promoted online.

“Online statistics reveal that 35,000 visits were made to Visit Lincoln’s Trail pages.

The most popular routes according to the website’s findings, were the Proctor Trail, the Lancaster Trail and the Hawk Trail.

Matt added: “It was also interesting to note that 59% of visitors to these pages were from outside of Lincoln, and destinations including Grimsby, Nottingham and London.”

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