Memories of Boston

Boston Gasworks

In the war years I used to fetch a measure of two strikes of coke. We had some very bad winters in the war time. I had to get in a long queue to get served. To carry it home I would put it under my bike frame. One time I was ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Gostelows Boat Yard

I was brought up near Gostelows Boat Yard, I used to watch them building boats; mainly fishing boats. Loads of tree trunks was piled in the street; it was a dead end, it caused no inconvenience to any traffic. They had a ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

William Joyce Alias Lord Haw Haw

I was talking to a man who I knew very well, he lived next to Gostelows boat yard. He was in his garden, he said to me " did you know who William Joyce was" I said "yes, I used to listen to him on the wireless ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Great Grandmother, Elsie Clara Doughty

my great grandmother, Elsie Clara Doughty, died two weeks ago. My great grandmother was married to Charles Doughty, my great grandfather, who Doughty Quay was named after in Boston.

A memory of Boston by Laura Mitchell

New Quay Picturehouse, High Street, Boston

Bostons second cinema to open was the New Quay Picture-House was situated in the High Street, opposite Van Smirrens tower building which still stands today. The New Quay was opened on Thursday 29th ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Maurice Brader

Sid Guest Barber

As kids, all of us "Fenside lot" would go to Sid Guests house in Granville Street for our haircuts. He had the front room done out with a mirror, seat and all the other things a barber needs. It was very cheap and all our mums could afford. Great days.

A memory of Boston by George Thorn

Boston War Garrison

Boston was a war garrison in the war, It was an exciting time for teenagers growing up, Different Regiments was billeted all round the town, we collected army badges from the men; I had a tin full. The airforce used to drill ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Boston Dock

My great-grandfather, grandfather and uncle all at one point in their lives worked at Boston Dock. My great-grandfather was injured badly on the dock in 1932 and died soon after, his workmate dropped a work tool on his head from a ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Diana Burt

The Barge Inn

I have such fond memories of my school holidays staying with my Uncle Jack and Aunty Anne at the Barge Inn, Tattershall Road, ( I think they may have actually owned the pub). I used to love being spoilt by my aunt and uncle and ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Maureen Olrod

Kenzie Thorpe

While wild-fowling on Frampton Marsh in the winter of 1954, I met McKenzie a well known Poacher. He showed me a curlew he had shot, he had it in a poachers pocket inside his coat, a jovial sort of fellow. He became a well known ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

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