Replica of historic Five Lamps returns to Boston Market Place

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THE new Boston Five Lamps feature has been erected in the Market Place.

As part of the £2 million Market Place refurbishment, the replica of the famous Five Lamps, which stood in Boston from 1847 until 1927, is now in place.

Despite today’s downpour, workmen were on scene to install the lamp on its raised pedestal.

Coun Derek Richmond, Boston Borough Council’s town centre portfolio holder praised the workmen for their efforts, and the experts who cast the lamps to the original design.

He said: “The casting firm in Bristol had done a fantastic job. It looks so authentic. It’s nice to see it back in the town centre.”

A council spokesman added: “No one knows what became of the original gas-powered five lamps which stood in the Market Place from 1847, so the replica had to be carefully crafted after microscopic examination of old photographs of the original.”

The Five Lamps will be officially switched on by Boston Mayor Coun Colin Brotherton at 1.30pm on Saturday, July 14.