Memories of Boston

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

Town Of My Great/Grt. Grandfather

My Great, great Grandfather--Thomas Garnham was married in this lovely church three days before the battle of Trafalgar in Oct---1805. He was described as a ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Gerald Garnham

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

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

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 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

New Haven Bridge

I saw the first wooden pile hammered into the river bed, and watched it day by day until it was completed. Steel piles was driven into the river bed for the concrete structures, when ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Haven Cinema

When I was a child my parents used to take me to Haven Cinema on South Street. But I never see any pictures of the place any more! It's a shame that place got knocked down! I used to love going there.

A memory of Boston by Christopher Line

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

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