Boston, Lincolnshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Boston and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

St Aidens Church

We could get into the church by crawling under the main door, that's if you were thin enough. The church steps were well worn down, to think how many years it took to wear away is mind boggling. We used to play amongst the furniture that came out of the bombed houses in Liquorepond Street. I went into the false roof once and ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Peacock Royal Hotel

The Peacock Royal Hotel was in the Market Place, Boots the Chemist was built on that site when it was pulled down. Mother Riley used to visit his sister who lived in Pulvertoft Lane, Just off High Street. When we saw him, we would run to him, and start fire-ring questions at him. He always wore a Trilby Hat and wore a Gaberdine Mac.

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Italian Prisoners

On a Sunday night in the war years, especially towards the end, the Haven cinema would have hundreds of Italian prisoners queuing up with us, their clothes had different coloured patches stitched all over their dress. The queue would stretch all the way round to the back gate, if you were at the back of the queue it was ages ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott