Memories of Boston

Cattle Market

In our school holidays, I and one or two more used to go with cattle drovers, there were often a thousand Irish cattle arriving at the cattle dock on some Saturdays. The front of the herd ...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 ...Read full memory

Scala Cinema

In the Second World War, shows were put on at the Scala Cinema. It is now Poundstretchers. One night my mother took me and my brother to one of the shows, and we sat on the front seats. ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Town Bridge

A few of us youths made small lofts, and got the idea we would have pigeons as a hobby. The trouble was we didn't have money to buy any. We hatched a plan, we could get all the pigeons we ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott


I used to go roller skating three times a week at the Gliderdrome, when I was in my late teens, also after my National Service. One particular night stands out. I was skating backwards ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

William Bill Box And The Swing Bridge At Boston

One of my favorite memories of Bboston was of my Great-Uncle Bill Box who for many years operated the swing bridge over the Haven river. He worked for the ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

Mussels And Eels

Tom and Arthur Smalley earned their living harvesting mussels and netting eels. Their boat was named 'Doreen Mary 2', another boat named 'Doreen Mary' was owned by Sonnie Braime; in fact ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Maurice Brader

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Barbara Smith

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