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Boston - The Small Town With A Big Story

 About This Site 

Boston has a remarkable and rich heritage. Beginning on a muddy creek meandering through fenland marshes on its way to the wash, the town grew to become a leading trading centre which over the centuries has seen its citizens play an important part in the foundation of the United States, in the mapping and exploring of newly discovered lands on the other side of the world, in revolutionising farming and even taking a lead in the production of the humble ‘duvet’ for that ‘good night’s sleep’.

Boston Town Bridge c.1790 drawn by CW Pilcher

Boston Town Bridge c.1790 drawn by CW Pilcher

Created in the Platinum year of Queen Elizabeth II by more than 40 computing and digital technolgy students from Boston College, this website is based on the book, Boston, a small town with a big story, the vision of Richard Austin BEM, a community heritage project that itself involved more than 50 volunteer writers and researchers.

Allow the site to take you on a journey of discovery in words and pictures, dip into stories of events and people, uncover places to visit and use the links provided to discover the back story of this small but fascinating town, with a big story.

Boston’s story is ongoing and new additions are planned. Historical facts and other information are constantly checked for accuracy and changes are made where appropriate to ensure the information is as up-to-date as possible.

If you have something you feel could be included on this site or wish to draw our attention to any error please contact, the Manager, Fydell House (details on the Fydell House website).

Richard Austin
David Radford
Adam Robertson