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Memories are made of this

The stuff of memories will be the focus for a series of events in Boston.

Volunteers are sought for training so they can record people's memories of Boston. A free oral history workshop will be held for all-comers on Friday, October 16, at Boston Guildhall from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Lunch will be provided. This workshop is funded by the Heritage Lottery-funded Explore and Discover Boston project.

Training will be delivered by Colin Hyde, from the East Midlands Oral History Society, and will help to give practical skills to get the best out of recording memories. The Explore and Discover project now has two dictaphones available to loan to groups.

Spaces are limited for this so please book your place by emailing sam.phillips@boston.gov.uk

Another Boston memories event will be held on Saturday, October 17, at Boston Stump from 1pm to 4pm.

People can bring along old Boston photographs and stories they would like to share.

Sam Phillips, Heritage Development Officer, said: "We would love to see old photos of the town centre and market - we are also keen to hear about childhood memories and what life was like growing up in the town."

You can also share pictures of your favourite places in Boston via social media using the Twitter hashtag #MyBoston

Sam said: "We want to find out where people love to visit in Boston as part of a wider project to develop better signage to the town's tourism sites. This is a great opportunity to promote what is great about Boston and to highlight the places to visit.

"Boston has an abundance of heritage which is a real asset for the town, we hope this will be a great opportunity to uncover which places people enjoy visiting the most and encourage new visitors to the area."

Visitors to Hussey Tower, during a Heritage Open Day event, have already started the trend and it is hoped others will follow in their footsteps.

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