The filming of Songs of Praise in Boston in March 1999.

PICTURE SPECIAL: Enormous choir gathers at Boston Stump in 1999 for BBC’s Songs of Praise show

Bostonians turned out in force at the Boston Stump 20 years ago to sing their hearts out and become stars for a night on BBC’s Songs of Praise.

The show was recorded on March 24 and broadcast on Sunday, April 11, making this week the 20th anniversary of its screening. Were you there? Can you spot a friend or relative among the congregation?

The show would also feature local people talking to Deborah McAndrew - better known as Angie Freeman in Coronation Street.

5. Songs of Praise, Boston, 1999.

The show would also feature local people talking to Deborah McAndrew - better known as Angie Freeman in Coronation Street.
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It was not the first time Songs of Praise had come to Boston.

6. Songs of Praise, Boston, 1999.

It was not the first time Songs of Praise had come to Boston.
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The long-running programme visited the town 22 years earlier.

7. Songs of Praise, Boston, 1999.

The long-running programme visited the town 22 years earlier.
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Gardening expert Daphne Ledward (right foreground) took part in the special Songs of Praise from the Stump.

8. Songs of Praise, Boston, 1999.

Gardening expert Daphne Ledward (right foreground) took part in the special Songs of Praise from the Stump.
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