Take a step back in time with open days

Fydell House, Boston.
Fydell House, Boston.

HAVE you ever wondered what it would have been like to ride the old railway line throough Boston? Or thought about what went on at 116 High Street before it fell into dereliction?

Well you could have the chance to find out this week, as these and other parts of town are set to come alive as part of the Lincolnshire Heritagre Open Days on Saturday 
and Sunday.

During the weekend, people will be able to visit the parish library at St Botolph’s Church from 10am to 3.30pm Thursday to Sunday, and learn the fascinating history of the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Algarkirk on Sunday from 10am until 4pm.

The great story behind Oldrids, one of the oldest businesses in Boston, will be told by a member of the family which took over the company in the early 20th century, at Fydell House from 2pm on Saturday (booking essential on 01529 461499).

Another event will allow people to take a walk from the Sluice Bridge to the Swing Bridge, investigating the coming of the railway to Boston. Walks will take place at 11am on Saturday and Sunday.

There are also events planned outside of town, including at Witham Fourth District’s Lade Bank Pumping Station in New Leake – with the Grade II-listed building open from 11.30am-4pm on Saturday.

Visit www.lincsheritage.org for more information about events.