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Take a trip down memory lane

A special scale map of Boston has been hung in The Stump for people to mark their memories of the town on.

Residents and visitors to the town are invited to come along to record their memories on the map by writing down the story they would like to share and sticking it to the area on the map their memory relates to.

 

 This is part of the Heritage Lottery funded Explore and Discover Boston project which is a partnership initiative with Boston Borough Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Heritage Lincolnshire. The project hopes to find out what places are special to people in Boston and to learn more stories about Boston's past. All the information uncovered will be used alongside new signage which is currently being created to map out the town's heritage sites.

 Luke Skerritt, museum, arts and heritage manager at Boston Borough Council, explains: "We are keen to find out what places in Boston people have a special attachment to and if there are any specific events in Boston's history which really stand out to people."

 Sam Phillips, heritage development officer with Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire added: "We hope that by doing this we will have a better idea of what places we should promote to new visitors to the town and what stories we should share. Social history is so important, what we uncover by doing this will give us a great snapshot in time."

"I hope as many people as possible will come along to The Stump and share their memories of the town with us, no matter how big or small. We also have a memories book available for people to write longer stories in."

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 The map will remain in The Stump until the end of October for visitors to add their contributions on to. Why not make a day of it over Heritage Open Days weekend from September 11 to 13 as lots of heritage sites in and around Boston open their doors free of charge, with special displays to explore. More information can be found at www.heritagelincolnshire.org/heritage-open-days