Councillors in Woodhall Spa are backing plans to set up a new history trail, highlighting the important role the village played in World War Two.
A group of residents - led by Graham Keegan - is already planning the trail, which will include a number of local attractions.
Part of the project will also see a refurbishment of Royal Square.
Woodhall Spa Parish Council has agreed to back the venture which should boost chances of attracting heritage funding of around £80,000 via the National Lottery.
Council chairman David Clarke said part of the trail would focus on the legendary Dambusters squadron which has particularly strong links with Woodhall Spa.
Fittingly, this May will mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters’ raid which is widely recognised as one of the turning points of World War Two.
However, Coun Clarke said there were many other locations which had strong links with the war and involved the army and navy - as well as the RAF.
Coun Clarke, said he believed the trail - together with a new look Royal Square - would be a major tourist attraction.
He explained the council was keen to involve local schoolchildren who could talk to veterans of the war.
Coun Clarke added: “I think it’s a tremendous idea.
“The group, headed by Mr Keegan, has done a lot of work, but involving the parish council, will considerably boost any bid for grant funding.
“All applications have to come from legally constituted bodies.”
Coun Clarke said additional funding could be available from other sources, including the district and council councils.
He stressed proposals for Royal Square had to be finalised.
The square will feature a new memorial to the Dambusters’ and Coun Clarke is hoping some ‘general work’ will be completed in time for the anniversary.
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