Lincoln is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England. Lincoln developed from the Roman town of Lindum Colonia, which developed from an Iron Age settlement. Lincoln's major landmarks are Lincoln Cathedral, a fine example of English Gothic architecture and Lincoln Castle, an 11th-century Norman castle. The city is also home to the University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University. Lincoln is situated in a gap in the Lincoln Cliff 141 miles north of London, at an elevation of 66.9 feet above sea level by the River Witham, stretching up to 238.8 feet above sea level in the uphill area around the cathedral. The earliest origins of Lincoln can be traced to the remains of an Iron Age settlement of round wooden dwellings (which were discovered by archaeologists in 1972) that have been dated to the 1st century BC. This settlement was built by a deep pool (the modern Brayford Pool) in the River Witham at the foot of a large hill (on which the Normans later built Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle).
Lincoln City Football Club play at Sincil Bank, and are nicknamed the Imps after the legend of the Lincoln Imp. They have also been known as the Red Imps. Traditionally they play in red and white striped shirts with black shorts and red and white socks. Their highest ever position achieved came in the 1901-02 season, where they reached 5th position in the English Division Two (now known as the Championship).
This Pieman travelled to Lincoln on a football charter train organised by Spurs Supporters Club. The journey from London Kings Cross was undertaken in about an hour and a half. Although progressing to the next round on aggregate, Tottenham Hotspur lost 2-1 to their lower division hosts in this particular match.