See work on 15th century ‘Hussey’

Visit Hussey Tower on Saturday. NA

Visit Hussey Tower on Saturday. NA

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MEDIEVAL masonry masterskills will be on show alongside free family activities at Boston’s Hussey Tower on Saturday.

Visitors are invited to see repairs being made to the 15th century monument, in Skirbeck Road, from 11am-3pm.

There will be something to interest everyone at the event, including demonstrations of traditional brickwork repairs, tours of the Tower and a host of free activities for children.

The story of Lord Hussey, the Tower’s owner in the 16th century, and his execution ordered by King Henry VIII, will also be displayed.

Liz Bates, historic buildings manager said, “The Tower has been in need of repair for some time and access into the monument has therefore been limited in the past.

“Heritage Lincolnshire is keen to highlight the traditional skills and materials involved in the conservation of medieval brickwork and to allow visitors to see the works in progress.”

Heritage Lincolnshire is setting up a ‘Friends of Hussey Tower’ group, to ensure local people have an opportunity to get involved in the future of the tower and in future activites.

A fun day set for July 16 was cancelled due to the weather.

Liz added: “This day of free activities and tours will provide a rare opportunity to view the conservation work that has been done so far and to find out more about the project.”