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Commemorating the centenary in Boston - We will remember them

Our new 18-tonne refuse truck has become another piece of artwork on the move.

The truck was initially purchased last month to help gain easier access to the narrower roads in the borough that the other refuse trucks struggle to get down.

Back in 2015 six trucks were vinyl wrapped on both sides with 12 giant-sized works of art as part of a joint initiative project between the council and Transported Arts.

This new lorry's artwork was an idea that came from the Boston and District Royal British Legion and Chairman of Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC), Councillor Sue Ransome after a request from Boston Borough Council for ideas to commemorate the end of World War I. They came up with several suggestions and this truck mural was one of them.

Sue took her ideas to BTAC who agreed to fund the project and thought it was an amazing idea and a great tribute to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War in November of this year.

Working together with the communications team at the council this mural was created and was then commissioned to be printed and installed by local printing firm, The Boston Sign Company.

This will show Boston's dedication to the memory of those that served during the conflict before and for some time after 11th November.

Boston Honorary Poppy Appeal organiser and Chairman of BTAC, Cllr Sue Ransome said: "I am grateful to the council for taking this tribute on board and keeping the debt we owe these men in the public eye."

Portfolio holder of waste services, Cllr David Brown said: "What a splendid idea, this shows great respect to the brave young men that gave their lives for our freedom and the women who also fulfilled their commitment to the role."

The new truck also has the registration number of the old mayoral car, H4 BBC.

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Pictured between the Centenary Methodist Church artwork and the new Commemorating the centenary of the end of the Great War 1914-1918 artwork are from left, Shane and Peter Taylor, poppy appeal collectors; Cllr Viven Edge, member of BTAC; Matt Fisher, operations manager; Christian Allen, head of operations; Cllr David Brown, portfolio holder for waste services; Cllr Michael Cooper, Leader of the Council; Don Ransome, President of the Royal British Legion; Cllr Sue Ransome, Boston Honorary Poppy Appeal organiser and Chairman of BTAC; Jan and Tony Goodwin, County Chairman of the Royal British Legion and Des and Pat Portas, members of the Royal British Legion.

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Gary put the finishing touches to the vinyl artwork