Unusual road names
I love the unusual road names that crop up - around Boston, such a Slippery Gowt Road (the road out to the council refuse tip), Pipe Office lane and the poetic 'Spain Lane'. There is also "mountains passage' (completely flat) and 'Muster Roll lane'.
I also like the combination of road names you can take in as you walk up West street from the station towards town :
You come across 'James Street', but then after Pipe office lane comes 'Bond Street'!
I'm sure both roads pre-date the films, but I would love to know if there is any connection.
Bicycle, bicycle, I want to ride my bicycle
Boston lies at a convienent position on the national route 1 cycle network.
To the south you head out towards Wisbech, whilst to the north the route heads out to Woodhall Spa and then onto Lincoln.
The trip to Lincoln especially makes for a pleasant day trip from Boston (approx 4-5 hours), and if you plan it carefully you can return on the train via Sleaford. For spare part and things try this place in Boston :
Nev's Cycle Centre
10 Church Street
Tel: (01205) 361560
The lovebirds in the park
Out walking (well OK, I was being pushed) on Saturday with my parents and grandmother, we walked through Central park in Boston.
Just inside the gates are a series of cages with lots of birds in them. Just opposite the playground (looking forward to that one) my father captured these two on camera.
I don't know what 'make' they are, maybe someone could tell me ?
"My UK Boston page."
If you want to know all about the Pilgrim fathers & the role of Boston folk in successfully settling in & colonising New England click the weblink under this Boston page's shopping tips. ...I intend to use this space to put my individual view of the original Boston, not to duplicate things that are said elsewhere.
If you want definitive, precise histories & official information click on "Things to Do" tip below & then click the bostonuk.com link on the cinema tip.
Boston's Borough population is 35,400 people, which includes a few outlying villages in addition to the actual town of Boston.
I lived in Boston as a child (1963-'73). As a child I had next to zero interest in photography. Shame, because most pictures of Boston on official sites (e.g. bostonuk.com) are either current, or pre-1960s.
It's a shame someone doesn't post some 1960s/'70s pic's! ...The consensus might be the sixties & seventies are too long ago to be up to date, but too recent to be nostalgic? ...Well, I for one find the new pic's interesting, but too new & the old pic's interesting, but too old!
My Boston pic's are all 1991. I figured I should visit & take a few whilst Boston still bore a resemblance to the Boston I knew in the sixties & seventies.
"Mileages (Supplied by AA Route Planner)."
Even places 'near' Boston are rather a long way away (by English standards):
Spalding 16 miles. Sleaford 18. Skegness (nearest seaside town) 22 miles.
Grantham 31 miles.
Stamford, Lincoln and Kings Lynn (Norfolk) are all 34 miles.
Peterborough 36 miles.
Newark 38 miles.
Grimsby 47 miles.
Nottingham 55 miles.
Suffolk (Brandon) 59 miles.
Leicester 62 miles.
Doncaster 74. Sheffield 79. Hull 81. York 108 miles.
Birmingham 105. LONDON 119 miles.
Boston is a small town situated near the coast in Lincolnshire. We stopped there to have a look at what it offers. We came across this fish n chips take-away / restaurant. There's a banner saying that they are the best, and the restaurant is crowded with lotsa people coming in and out. Hence, we decided to give it a try... The fish n chips is really good though. I think it is comparable with those in Whitby (place famous for fish n chips).
As you can see from the reflection of the glass windows, it is opposite Argos. This shop is in the town center along a cobbled street.