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Pages from the Past: Huge hole opens up in Mary’s garden

Boston Grammar School pupils rehearse for their performance of Macbeth. Pictured are Alan Boyce (Macbeth), Mark Hilton (Duncan), with soldiers Neil Ward, Tom Edwards and Michael Atkinson.

Boston Grammar School pupils rehearse for their performance of Macbeth. Pictured are Alan Boyce (Macbeth), Mark Hilton (Duncan), with soldiers Neil Ward, Tom Edwards and Michael Atkinson.

Mary Holland, of Red Lion Street, looked out her window one morning to find part of her garden had disappeared.

A large hole about four-feet deep in water had swallowed up her strawberry patch and was threatening to take up more of her yard.

The appearance of the hole was yet to be explained but Mrs Holland thought it could have been caused by the ground collapsing into a an old well that was buried beneath the earth.

PICTURE: A ‘bloody spectacle’ was set to delight crowds at Boston Grammar School when the pupils put on a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

The Standard went along to see the rehearsals as the characters enacted a dramatic confrontation scene. Macbeth was to be played by Alan Boyce.

Extra police officers patrolling Boston town centre were planned in a bid to wipe out unruly behaviour in the run-up to Christmas. The new measures were called for in the wake of a Saturday afternoon rampage a fortnight previously when youths threw fireworks, sparking off an incident which police described as a ‘free-for-all’.

Boston’s police chief, Supt Noel Patterson warned: “We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour of this kind.

“We are not going to allow this kind of thing in the part of town where families go to do their shopping.”

There were fears that dangerous drugs could get into the hands of children in the Boston area after the contents of a doctor’s bag were stolen.

The thieves targeted the doctor’s parked car in Witham Bank West and broke in, stealing its contents.

Boston police said they were concerned the drugs would be discarded and then picked up by children as they were not the kind of drugs that drug abusers would use.

 

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