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Memories of Boston

Kitty Mcshane

I once saw Kitty come down Pulvertoft Lane to visit her in-laws: she came in a chauffeur-driven car with a man who they said acted or sang with her. When she left the house she gave a few photos to some of the children who had gathered outside.

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

Black Bridge

The black bridge was a railway foot bridge situated at the bottom of Duke Street for the residents who lived in Locomotive Street. The signal box was there as well, and the crossing ...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 ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Palmer

My grandmother, Beatrice May Palmer, was baptised at St. Nicholas Church her dob July 13th, 1893.

A memory of Boston by Patricia Dolby

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 ...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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Jonathon Brackenbury

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