Memories of war wanted


People from Boston and the surrounding area are being invited to share their war time memories at an event being held next Saturday.

Lincolnshire Remembrance is looking for memories of the First and Second World Wars its Recollections event on Saturday, June 20, held in partnership with Coastal Boston.

These can be memories from those who were there or from family members.

Caroline Wallis, Heritage Officer for the Coastal Boston project says: “I am very excited to be working with the Lincolnshire Remembrance project on this event and am looking forward to hearing the stories and memories of those living in Boston during the two world wars.

“I’d encourage anyone with any memorabilia or information about wartime Boston to come and have a chat with myself and the team, to ensure this aspect of our heritage is commemorated for generations to come.”

The project has garnered funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Armed Forces Covenant grant program.

The event takes place at Boston Library, off the Market Place from 11am- 3pm and organisers hope it will help to build a rich picture of what life was like in and around Boston at the time, and to share it with those who live in the area now

With the permission of those who share memories with the team, the stories will form part of an exhibition illustrating how wartime affected the area and commemorating the lives of local people who were affected by conflict.

Sarah Grundy, historic environment officer, said: “We’re inviting people to call in at any point between 11am and 3pm to share any memories they may have.

“Please bring any photos and memorabilia and share your memories over a cup of tea and a piece of cake.”