By Sea and By Land – Boston at war‏ – July 31st – 2nd August

Step back in time with Lincolnshire Remembrance

Lincolnshire Remembrance, in partnership with Coastal Boston is putting on an exhibition to showcase what life was like for people in Boston and the surrounding area during times of conflict.

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Armed Forces Community Covenant grant programme, the event will be held from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August at the Black Sluice Lock Cottages on South Forty Foot Bank in Boston.

The exhibition will be open from 1pm on Friday 31 July, and 10am – 4pm on 1 and 2 August.  It will feature stories and memories gathered from local people, including former Land Army girls, memories of the Home Guard and the fishing industry, a member of an RAF Lancaster crew, as well as fascinating insights into Boston as a repatriation port during the First World War and much more.

There will also be the chance for younger visitors to get stuck into a number of different activities and experts will be giving talks on archaeology and history including:

‘By Sea and By Land – Archaeology of Boston’ – with Jenny Young, archaeologist at

Heritage Lincolnshire. 2pm on 31 July.

‘War and Peace – Boston in the 20th Century’ – with Neil Wright, local expert on the history of Boston. 2pm on 1 August.

If you want to find out more about the Lincolnshire Remembrance Project, visit the Lincs to the Past website.‐at‐war/