Memories of Boston

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

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 ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Diana Burt

Boston Blew Away Tottenham

Boston were on a roll in the 1955 F.A Cup. They beat Derby County 6-1 at Derby. In the next round we where drawn away to Tottenham Hotspur; great excitement filled the town. ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Hard Life In The 1930s

I used to see some poor wretched people tramping the roads when I was a kid. I remember one particular man, news went quickly round that a tramp was on his way up Skirbeck ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

1947 To 1948

In 1947 there was one of the worst snow falls I can remember, when packed snow in High Street, lasted into March; then those on the dole had to get picks and shovels from the Council and ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Gliderdrome

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

Plane Crash

In 1951 a friend and I were keen on taking photos with our cheap cameras. We decided to go to the Air Show, at the Aero Club down the Board Sides. It was a lovely afternoon, but was on the ...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

The Old Park

I shall always remember the old park with great affection. The first time I remember walking through I would only be about five years old; there was a dead blackbird lying on the ground, I ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

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