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Lincoln
INSULATION & ASBESTOS SERVICES
Crofton Drive, Allenby Road Industrial Estate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN3 4NJ
FABRICATION
Beevor Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK LN6 7DJ
SCAFFOLDING
Greetwell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN3 4NH

London
Unit 4, Ashton Gate, Ashton Road, Harold Hill, Romford, RM3 8UF

Northampton
7 Edgemead Close, Round Spinney, Northampton, Northants, NN3 8RG

Huddersfield
Heritage Exchange, Wellington Mills, Plover Road, Lindley, Huddersfield, HD3 3HR

Manchester
Swan Building, Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

100 years since the first tank

100 years ago (Feb 2nd 1916) Britain’s political and military hierarchy, including Lloyd George, Balfour and Lord Kitchener, saw “Mother” the Lincoln made prototype tank for the first time. The secret demonstration at Hatfield by William Foster and Co quickly led to the Lincoln company winning the first tank order in history.

99 Years later Rilmac Fabrication were commissioned to produce the Lincoln Tank memorial, celebrating the engineering triumph, just metres away from where the original tanks were built – see the making of the tank memorial video here.

Military Historian Richard Pullen and filmmaker Andrew Blow are now on a Centenary Tank Tour to recall the invention and manufacture of the world’s first fighting tanks in Lincoln.

Their Lecture, Film Show and chat tackle the local engineering, social history and human stories behind the tank story, remembering the lives of the munitionettes – the women who helped build the tanks.

Their Facebook page carries details of all of their gigs and more. https://www.facebook.com/birthofthetanks

For details of their Birth of the Tanks DVD, highly commended by Bovington Tank Museum, and their Lincoln Tank Weekend DVD, please go to this site:

http://blowbyblow.co.uk


Rilmac Fabrication
Beevor Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK LN6 7DJ

Tel: +44 (0)1522 576535
Fax: +44 (0)1522 576582

Rilmac Holdings LTD
Crofton Drive, Allenby Road Industrial Estate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN3 4NJ

Tel: 01522 531711
Fax: 01522 510291