Memories of Boston

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Stacking Timber

In the war years my father drove a lorry or a tractor for May & Hassle timber importers. He would pick up men at various places around the town with his lorry which had a hut on the back. Timber was stacked around Lincolnshire ...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, ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Sid Guest The Barber

I was taken to sids barbers by m y dad Ted McMullen...we were living on the corner of Ingram Rd and Shaw Rd then...60's....and my mum jean was the woman in the wheelchair with all the kids....dad worked at Van Smirrens for a ...Read full memory

Farm Trailers

When the pea harvest was in full swing: the peas on their stalks where loaded onto trailers, then towed by tractor to the canning factories. Us lads would sit on the pavement waiting till a tractor came past, then run after it ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Boston Drill Hall And My Dad George Johnson

Boston Drill Hall was a second home to me. My dad CSM George Johnson would take my sister Marilyn and I to the drill hall on a Sunday morning for a bottle of pop and a packet of crisps, they tasted ...Read full memory

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

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

Dolphin Lane Sweet Shop

I used to go to St Botolph's School which was in Pump Square. I used to go with my cousins to our nan's little shop for our sweets and broken crisps. I can see her now, she had plaits which curled round each side of her ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Barbara Smith

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