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Victorian Mayor gives out Christmas cheer

Boston's Mayor and Mayoress got into the Christmas spirit early when they put on Victorian dress to help sales of mulled wine for charity.

Cllr Paul and Mrs Pam Kenny were helping man a stall near the town's Ingram Memorial to raise funds for the Mayor's charities - Boston Salvation Army and Boston Citizens Advice Bureau.

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They are pictured serving paying customer, council communications manager Andrew Malkin (normally on the other side of the camera), assisted by Cllr Carol Taylor, left, and Citizen Advice Bureau supporters. Cllr Paul Gleeson also helped out as "crier" alerting passers-by to the wine and minced pies on offer.

Cllr and Mrs Kenny were in for a long stint - they were also planning to man the stall on Saturday and Sunday.

They were also accepting donations of gifts of canned food for the town branch of the Salvation Army to distribute to those in need of help at Christmas.

Cllr Kenny, has appealed for people to join him at the Salvation Army town carol service at the Centenary Methodist Church at 6.30pm on Sunday, December 8.

The concert will feature the Giles Academy Choir (Old Leake), The Christmas Chorus and The Boston Salvation Army Band and Timbrels.

A collection will be taken for the Christmas relief work of the Salvation Army in Boston

The Mayor and Mayoress will help to serve Christmas lunch at the Salvation Army Hall on Christmas Day.