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.
The 'party in the park' has been going for a few years now - but I'm actually intending to go for the firstime this year. It's held in central park, Boston (see another tip).
As a free festival you can't expect too much, but there does seem a good mix of music styles from mostly local outfits. It ranges from classical to jazz, from folk to heavy metal.
There also seem to be several tribute bands including Status Quote - perhaps work is running short in Skegness.
It's on 12/13th of July all day, with fireworks on the Sunday evening.
Check out the programme on the BBC Lincolnshire site.
STOP PRESS : It's on again - 9th 10th and 11th of July
Fondest memory: Went on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Good atmosphere, with good age range. Brining your own booze seemed the best option as the beer tent was overwhelmed.
Lots of has about - the police seemed to be pursueing a softly-softly approach.
The fireworks on the sunday night were impressively on the large side, but only lasted a few minutes - perhaps a case of wham bang thank-you maam.
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.
"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 trod 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.
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.