Get a taste of the past with town’s medieval offerings

Boston Medieval Fayre archers
Boston Medieval Fayre archers

BOSTON will embrace its medieval past in a family event to mark the achievements of an archaeological dig in the Market Place.

On Sunday the Boston Medieval Fayre will celebrate the discoveries from last year’s Boston Big Dig, which unearthed artefacts from the town’s past.

The event will take place in the new-look Market Place and will give people chance to see some of the items discovered last year as well as a number of events.

Lincolnshire County Council senior development officer Amanda Bond said: “The best discoveries from the excavation will be displayed in the Guildhall, which is opening specially for the event.

“Meanwhile, outside in the Market Place, we’ll have all kinds of free family activities to keep you entertained.

“There’ll be medieval and Tudor re-enactors, traditional folk music, and a performance of ‘Priscilla Biggadyke – the Musical’.

“We’ll also have craft demonstrations and you’ll be able to try your hand at pottery.

“The event will also feature the launch of a new CD of Boston-related folk songs, compiled by Heritage Lincolnshire. With all this and much more besides, it’s the ideal way to celebrate the town’s rich past.”

The fayre runs from 11am to 4pm. The Guildhall will also be open from 10.30am – 3.30pm, with last admission at 3pm.

The Hussey Tower will also enter into the medieval spirit with demonstrations of weaponry and the opportunity for visitors to have a go at archery.

It’s open from 10.30am to 5pm and free to the public. A guided walk to the tower will begin at 2pm at St Botolphs Church, passing through the historic parts of Boston.

The Boston Big Dig was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lincolnshire County Council in partnership with Boston Borough Council and Heritage Lincolnshire. The excavations were carried out under the guidance of professional archaeologists from Network Archaeology.