Businesses positive about new signs

New signage in Boston. EMN-160308-122813001
New signage in Boston. EMN-160308-122813001

Businesses in Boston have welcomed new signs in town which are intended to help guide people around Boston.

The large new signs, which the council has called ‘monoliths’, tell stories about the town’s history and also clearly point to various locations around town.

New signage in Boston. EMN-160308-123012001

New signage in Boston. EMN-160308-123012001

Each monolith is illustrated and includes a map of the town centre, clearly indicating points of interest.

They are orientated to the forward-facing position of the observer rather than the traditional north orientation.

Thomas Campbell Estate agents is close to theFish Hill sign – which tells the story of Boston’s May Fair and markets.

Director Harry Drury called them ‘really positive’.

New signage in Boston. EMN-160308-122936001

New signage in Boston. EMN-160308-122936001

He said: “They are really clear and tourists and visitors can see exactly where they are.

“They might encourage people to come back to the town because they can see some of the fantastic attractions it has that are sometimes hidden away from the main Market Place.”

Carol Crowley, manager of Claire’s, which has the Market Place sign outside, said she had seen a number of people stop and look at it.

The monolith outside the shop tells the story of Puritan minister the Rev John Cotton, and Boston’s connections to America.

New signage in Boston. EMN-160308-122914001

New signage in Boston. EMN-160308-122914001

Mrs Crowley said she had read it and joked she could now answer any question on Mr Cotton.

The signs were paid for by aHeritage Lottery Fund grant which was applied for by Boston Borough Council alongside Heritage Lincolnshire and the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.

The six monoliths are placed at the railway station, St Botolph’s footbridge, Strait Bargate and three around the Market Place.

Each sign is available on the council’s website translated into Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Portuguese.

For more information visit www.boston.gov.uk/explorestories.