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Veterans hand over Freedom Flame in Woodhall Spa

A Hull veteran hands over the flame to the Lord Lieutentant of Lincolnshire

A Hull veteran hands over the flame to the Lord Lieutentant of Lincolnshire

‘The Freedom Flame’ - an international symbol of unity - has arrived in Woodhall Spa.

The flame will form a central part of commemorations surrounding the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.

The battle was fought during the Second World War in Holland.

Although the original Freedom Flame is kept burning in Holland, Hull inherited its own version.

World War Two veterans from Hull handed over that flame to the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire at a special ceremony in Woodhall Spa last Saturday.

The flame was on display at the Cottage Museum on Saturday and Sunday and was burning at the Arnhem Memorial Stone.

It was then taken to St Hugh’s School and will be on show again at the Arnhem commemorations in Woodhall this Saturday.

Jackie Goodhall, who has organised the commemorations, said: “It is an honour and a privilege to receive the flame from our friends in Holland and Hull.

“It could not be more appropriate to safeguard this symbol of unity as part of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arneham. Many servicemen trained for the battle in Woodhall Spa.”

 

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