Lincoln Baron finds a new home

One of Lincoln’s Barons from the Charter Trail has now been delivered to its new home after being auctioned for charity last night.

The Freeman Baron, now owned by Lincoln DIGS. (Photo: Becky Lancashire)

The Freeman Baron, now owned by Lincoln DIGS. (Photo: Becky Lancashire)

The Freeman Baron, which has been located on Lincoln’s High Street since June 13, will be placed outside the new offices of housing company Lincoln DIGS on Carholme Road.

The auction, which was held last night at the DoubleTree by Hilton on the Brayford waterfront, saw all 25 barons sent to new homes raising £167,000 for The Trussell Trust.

The barons were designed and made earlier this year in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

The Freeman Baron was bought for £6,800 by Jason Hall and Clive Franklin from Lincoln Digs.

They said: “We thought it was a shame the city is losing them, and we’ve just opened a new office so I thought it’d be great to have one outside.”

“I think people liked them because they’re a bit of fun, and families can look at them all together.

“We are hoping this will generate a bit of publicity for our business and students can come down to have their picture taken.”

Lincoln DIGS say the baron will be outside their offices on Carholme road early next week, and the remaining 24 barons will be reunited with their new owners on October 9.

2 Responses to Lincoln Baron finds a new home

  1. Angela Priestley-Gibbins says:

    Becky, how might I contact you about this article? It is brilliant news that the Freemans’ Baron has stayed in Lincoln. Angela (Freeman of the City of Lincoln)

  2. Becky Lancashire says:

    Hi Angela – Becky here. You contact me via my email address: