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Grand by name, grand by nature and 250 years old

Grand by name, grand by nature and 250 years old

History - 1st October

One of Boston’s most significant developments has its 250th anniversary this month. Grand Sluice can be seen up the river from St Botolph’s footbridge, at the same time taking in a view of Boston’s other iconic structure, the Stump (St Botolph’s Parish Church).

Lincoln Cathedral music

Lincoln Cathedral music

History - 1st November

For 70 years starting at the end of the 19th century, Lincoln Cathedral music was dominated by two towering figures in the shape of its organists, who were largely responsible for the direction of its musical events.

Old Mother Riley

Old Mother Riley

History - 1st October

Old Mother Riley was one of the biggest names of stage and screen in the 1930s and ’40s but it all started in a much more lowly fashion when Arthur Towle was born at Sibsey near Boston in 1885, the third of seven children of Thomas and Lucy Towle.

The man who watches over Boston

The man who watches over Boston

History - 1st November

Herbert Ingram made a lot of money by founding the ‘Illustrated London News’ - and much of it he spent on good works for Boston.

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