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Return of Boston's Five Lamps

Here it is - the first picture of the newly-installed replica in Boston Market Place of the famous Five Lamps.

Despite appalling weather workmen carried on in a downpour to install the lamp on its raised pedestal in the newly-refurbished Market Place.

One of the first on the scene was Cllr Derek Richmond, Boston Borough Council's town centre portfolio holder, who took this picture.

He praised the workmen who were there first thing in pouring rain and the work of the experts who have cast the lamps to the original design.

No one knows what became of the original gas-powered five lamps which stood in the Market Place from 1847, so the replica had to be carefully crafted after microscopic examination of old photographs of the original.

Cllr Richmond said: "The casting firm in Bristol had done a fantastic job. It looks so authentic. It's nice to see it back in the town centre."

The Five Lamps will be officially switched on by Boston Mayor Cllr Colin Brotherton at 1.30pm on Saturday, July 14.

The Five Lamps have been made as part of the £2 million regeneration of Boston Market Place, including a £1.1m contribution from the European Regional Development Fund, in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council and Boston Borough Council.

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