Memories of Boston

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

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

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

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

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

Showler's Of Dolphin Lane

What a lovely site this is. I didn't live in Boston but spent many happy years in the 60' and 70's staying with my Grandma, Doris Showler, who had owned the sweetshop 'Showler's' in Dolphin Lane since the 1930's and ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Hazel Quinn

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

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

Peas

Yes, did the same thing! I remember the trailers went under an archway into the yard. Patricia Hampton.

A memory of Boston by Patricia Hampton

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