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Boston's Overlooked Treasure
A grand town centre terrace for residence and commerce

In his contribution to the Sunday Special held in Nettleham on 21 January, Neil Wright told the story of the Corporation Building in Boston’s Market Place which was completed in 1772.

This imposing three-storey brick terrace, built by Boston Corporation, originally consisted of four houses (perhaps the first ‘council houses’ in England) with business premises on the ground floor. Occupying a space in the centre of the terrace, with open access to Market Place and the riverside quay behind, was a fish market with a law court above. 

The buildings have been modified considerably over the years - especially at ground floor level - but it is still possible to appreciate many of the original Georgian features.

Photo: East elevation of Corporation Building (Stewart Squires) 

January 2024

A Town Centre Dig
Uncovering the story of early Gainsborough

At the Sunday Special event in Nettleham on 21 January Tom Bell of PCAS Archaeology described the work he undertook with colleagues on the former Lindsey Centre site in Gainsborough over a 4-week period in summer 2023.

Evidence, principally from the numerous post holes uncovered, suggested that the area had been part of the town’s medieval market

Tom’s presentation tellingly reflected the practical frustrations of field archaeology; scorching weather and a spell of heavy rain both created very challenging conditions for this investigation.

Photo: Demolition team at the Lindsey Centre. 

January 2024

SLHA Awards 2023
Presentations to RAF project and Louth Museum exhibition

The 2023 SLHA Awards presentation ceremony took place at the Sunday Special event held at the Old School in Nettleham on 21 January.
The Flora Murray Award for 2023 was presented to Wings to the Past project which brought RAF families together in archaeological digs organised in conjunction with Lincoln's Bishop Grosseteste University. The prize took the form of £200 and a framed certificate.
An Award for Excellence was received by Louth Museum for their exhibition of Louth-made clocks. The project's representatives accepted a framed certificate.
Photograph: Naomi Field (SLHA President), Dr Derwin Gregory (Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln), Suzy Watts (Wings to the Past project), James Watts, Andrew Walker (SLHA Chair)

January 2024