Memories of Boston

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

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 Gasworks

In the war years I used to fetch a measure of two strikes of coke. We had some very bad winters in the war time. I had to get in a long queue to get served. To carry it home I would put ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Framton Marsh

When we were at school we spent a lot of our time in the summer down the marsh, a poor man's Skegness. We had some wonderful times, swimming in the creeks, that's where I learnt to swim. ...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

Ships

For years two well known Coasters came to Boston; one was the 'Lizzie and Annie', and the other was the 'Yarvic', their cargo was mainly wheat, or cattle cake. They would deliver their cargo to ...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

Palmer

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

A memory of Boston by Patricia Dolby

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

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

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