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Christmas in Boston after the flood

Boston at Christmas is the focus of a new FREE exhibition by town photographer Christopher Lewis.

His collection of photographs, now on display in the atrium at Boston Borough Council's Municipal Buildings in West Street, tell more than the story of Christmas in the town.

Many demonstrate the community effort and indomitable spirit which cleaned Boston up so effectively and so quickly immediately after the recent flood.

One, Mr Lewis's favourite, shows Christmas lights reflected in the remnants of flood puddles in Church Street - the lights blazing at Church's Restaurant, which was one of the first to be open for business after the deluge. A broom propped against an outside wall the only other indication of the drama which had unfolded just hours earlier.

Mayor of Boston, Cllr Paul Kenny, officially declaring the exhibition open, thanked Mr Lewis for his second fine collection of Boston looking its best. He especially admired one of Memorial Gardens with poppy wreaths and Christmas lights, with the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War being marked next year.

He said: "I am delighted that Chris has been able to capture the magic of Christmas in Boston despite the recent floods. His photographs demonstrate the amazing community spirit in this town which pulled many things back to normality so quickly."

The exhibition is open Monday to Thursday, 8.45am to 5.15pm and Fridays from 8.45am to 4.45pm. All the images are available to be purchased. Go to Mr Lewis's website -

Pictured: The Mayor presents photographer Christopher Lewis with his official Christmas card, which features one of Mr Lewis's own images. Behind them is the Boston at Christmas exhibition and one of the photographs from the Boston at Christmas exhibition

Christopher Lewis and Mayor Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window  Church Street - Christopher Lewis Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window