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Boston, USA, visit to set up Boston, Lincs,heritage conference

Borough councillors Richard and Alison Austin recently paid a private visit to Boston, Massachusetts, hosted by the Historic Partnership of the two Bostons.

One of the aims of the visit was to meet the two speakers from America who will be addressing a Boston Heritage Forum conference at the Blackfriars Theatre on September 7, 2019.

The title will be Boston and the Foundation of the USA -An Untold Story. Barry Cotton and Eve LaPlante, from the partnership, will be the keynote speakers. The chairman will be the TV presenter and historian Jonathan Foyle.

Pictured are  Richard and Alison with Neil Wright, right, at the site of the Rev John Cotton's House in Boston, Massachusetts. John Cotton was the charismatic vicar of Boston for 22 years before he emigrated in 1632 and with nine other Boston men was a central player in the founding of the great city.

Richard Alison Neil Wright by John Cotton's plaque on the site of his house Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window