Memories of Boston

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. ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Maurice Brader

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; ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Italian Prisoners

On a Sunday night in the war years, especially towards the end, the Haven cinema would have hundreds of Italian prisoners queuing up with us, their clothes had different coloured ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

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 ...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

Foghorns N Boats

For years and years, all those who lived along the river had to put up with the fishermen blowing their horns, to warn the chap who was on duty at the swing bridge that they wanted ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Siren

I was pleased when it was reported in the paper that the flood warning siren wasn't being used any more. Every time the flood warning sounded, I was transported back to the war years, when, in ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

V E Day

V. E. day was a great day, as I clearly remember it. I remember cycling up High Street with a flag on my handlebars, and a propeller whizzing round in the wind, which we made out of wood, it ...Read full memory

A memory of Boston by Bob Marriott

Railway Horses

The railway horses were stabled on the Dock. One of the handlers was a man called White, who was the landlord of the Royal Oak pub in High Street. They would pull the wagons along the ...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

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