Freedom Flame set to light up Woodhall


An international symbol of unity will be arriving in Lincolnshire on Saturday August 30 as part of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem in World War Two.

The Freedom Flame will be handed over at the Teahouse in the Woods in Woodhall Spa during a lunch organised for veterans and dignitaries.

During the event, a group of veterans from Hull will formally hand the Flame to the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, who in turn will hand it to Jackie Goodall, former Chair of the Cottage Museum, to look after.

The original flame is kept burning in Holland but this year, Hull has inherited their own Flame of Liberation.

It will be handed over to Normandy veterans and once lit, the flame will burn at the Arnhem Memorial Stone in the gardens of the Cottage Museum on the afternoons of Sunday August 31 and Monday September 1.

It will then be taken to St Hugh’s School during the following week before serving as a key feature of the 70th Arnhem Commemoration Day which takes place in Woodhall on September 6.

The Flame will be carried at the forefront of the Veteran Parade from the Petwood Hotel to St. Peter’s Church, starting at 10.30am.

The parade is part of a special day of events and full details are available from