Home of a comic film genius
Favorite thing: "Old mother Riley" the Irish washerwoman was a comic creation of Arthur Lucan.
Arther was born as Arthur Towle in 1885 in the small village of Sibsey, near Boston.
He moved to Boston with his family when he was five. It was Shodfriars Hall (which housed a theatre) within sight of his home, that first saw Arthur first tread the boards. The hall still exist, but only now houses a snooker hall and shops.
He went on to top the bill at variety theatres all over the country, and made 15 films.
He was buried in Hull. Itseems a shame that to my knowledge there is nothing commemorating him in Boston.
Dont come to Boston!
Favorite thing: To be honest Boston is pretty rubbish...culturally its disgraceful. Its a town full of yobs and noone seems to appreciated real fashion and culture. They seem to thing style is a fake adidas tracky and tons of 9carat 'bling'...
however boston sometimes has its brighter moments...id advise visiting Bostons party in the park which was last weekend. its usually the middle of july and is basically a mini festival with beer tents rides and bands playing its always a giggle anyway! or visit the Blackfriars theatre and see one of the local amateur productions which are always pretty impressive!
Fondest memory: probably performing at my local theatre and my friends and family.
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Unusual road names
Favorite thing: 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.
Walks around the town and nearby
Favorite thing: There are some interesting bits and pieces to look at around this place. I will try and write a tour at some point, but for the moment check out www.Bostonuk.com who have put together a number of walking tours on their excellent website.
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