LETTER: May Fair brought back childhood memories...but proclamation was poor

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Having grown up in Boston, and married a Boston girl, we moved to Peterborough some 40 years ago.

It is always nice to return to Boston, a great country town and a good market.

We also like to return to see the proclamation of the Boston May Fair, a memory of childhood.

We were there Saturday, May 4, for the proclamation but what a shock. The Assembly Rooms sold for a ‘night club’ so no using the balcony, instead the ceremony was that The Mayor and corporation, religious bodies and all the hangers on had to stand on the big horse ride, it looked a mess.

What a disappointment, cannot Boston afford a proper rostrum for these dignities to stand on?

It was nice to walk about and hear mothers shouting at their children after a request ‘can I go on that’ and ‘no’ was the answer with a voice that would have done a Regimental Sergeant Major credit, made me jump.

A good fish and chip dinner at Tates, yet another memory still one of the good fish fryers. Walking round we met a friend, Ernie Covell, who we had not seen for some 40 years. This brought back memories to my wife Margaret when they worked at LIN-CAN.

We enjoyed our visit but please give your citizens a proclamation to be proud of.

Reg & Margaret Briggs

Chaucer Road, Peterborough