Celebrating new heating with pancakes

Boston Stump opens to the public for the first time since the floods, giving free pancakes to visitors. L-R Domestic manager Polly Tamberlin and Rev Alyson Buxton making pancakes.
Boston Stump opens to the public for the first time since the floods, giving free pancakes to visitors. L-R Domestic manager Polly Tamberlin and Rev Alyson Buxton making pancakes.

The town’s iconic church re-opened with a good spruce up and free pancakes last Tuesday.

St Botolph’s Church had been closed temporarily while a new heating system was installed into the building to replace the one damaged in the 2013 floods.

Boston Stump opens to the public for the first time since the floods, giving free pancakes to visitors. Bob Tamberlin - one of the volunteers cleaning the church ready for opening.

Boston Stump opens to the public for the first time since the floods, giving free pancakes to visitors. Bob Tamberlin - one of the volunteers cleaning the church ready for opening.

Since the reopening took place on Shrove Tuesday, volunteers and visitors to The Stump were able to celebrate with free pancakes - including one specially made for 
the day called the Pilgrim Pancake.

Rev Alyson Buxton said: “We are absolutely delighted to be open again and to be there for the community once more.

“Our thanks go to all those who have helped come in and clean up and make the building beautiful again.”

The church is waiting for news of a bid for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) which will help it make more improvements, includeing interactive features on the history of the church and its place in the town.

Boston Stump opens to the public for the first time since the floods, giving free pancakes to visitors. L-R Mrs Susan McCormick and Mrs Jane Kent - two of the volunteers cleaning the church ready for opening.

Boston Stump opens to the public for the first time since the floods, giving free pancakes to visitors. L-R Mrs Susan McCormick and Mrs Jane Kent - two of the volunteers cleaning the church ready for opening.