Who are these cheeky chappies playing with police walkie talkies in this week’s nostalgia column?

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15 years ago...1997

BOSTON United booted a reserve team footballer out of York Street after he streaked on the pitch for a bet during a local cup final.

James ‘Ginge’ Dawson was given his marching orders by the Pilgrims after racing onto the field without his clothes on during the match between Wyberton Colts and Freetime Sports.

25 years ago...1987

‘KILLER dogs’ struck again at North Sea camp only a month after 30 sheep were killed and many more savaged in a vicious attack.

Two sheep were killed in the latest attack but the dogs were still at large. The matter was being investigated by police.

l FIREMEN saved Boston’s Maud Foster Windmill from a blaze just as it was on the verge of being sold.

The fire was in an attached building and the brigade prevented it from spreading to the mill, which had been derelict for some years but was due to be restored as a working mill.

l Pictured right: Conway School pupils Daniel and Joseph Rowntree are pictured trying out a police walkie-talkie during a freedom parade through Boston by RAF Coninsby personnel. The policemen in charge of the Market Place are Derek Millington, Paul O’Connor and Russell Hardy.

Pictured above: Come in mission control – Conway School pupils Daniel and Joseph Rowntree are pictured trying out a police walkie-talkie during a freedom parade through Boston by RAF Coninsby personnel. The policemen in charge of the Market Place are Derek Millington, Paul O’Connor and Russell Hardy.

35 year’s ago...1977

FIREMEN in Lincolnshire began working to rule to protect working conditions and lack of communication between them and senior administrator officers.

About 120 men, including those in Boston, were involved in the dispute.

l PLEAS for grammar school’s to be retained and improved were made at a meeting in Boston to discuss the town’s education future.

High School French and Italian teacher Inez Hancock said: “As we all agree that it is an act of social justice when unfortunate children with lower intelligence are withdrawn from ordinary schools and placed in special establishments for their special needs, then why is it not an act of social justice to provide grammar schools for those whom nature has endowed with talents which will ultimately improve the life of the community?”

45 years ago...1967

EVER since Boston and District Cubs started playing organised football, the cup for the team that topped the league went to Wyberton Cubs – and in 1967 they did it again.

In the previous nine matches the team scored 100 goals and only conceded nine.

Their highest single victory was against the sea scouts – 30-0. Leading goal scorers were Peter Vinters, Ian Nimmo and Robert Burrull.

l THE town mayor kept people amused when he tried out a tricycle amid crowds of about 500 people.

Mayor Coun Martin Middlebrook decided to have a go on one of the vintage cycles at Boston’s annual veteran cycle rally.

l ABOUT 60 people attended a meeting of the new Boston Churches’ Fellowship for Psychical and Spiritual Studies at Blackfriars. Talks looked at how the church was closing the gap between religion and science.

l WYBERTPON Colts were heading for the cup glory with their successes – scoring 100 goals in nine matches and conceding just nine.