Tuesday, 30 April 2013

April snippets.

Three Bostonians were among the men serving on H.M.S. Victory, Nelson's flagship, at the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805. They were Ordinary Seaman William Thompson and Able Seamen John Warrundale and John Lewis.

Boston men aboard HMS Victory helped to defeat the French and Spanish navies at Trafalgar.
Boston may well once have had an electric tram-car system. The British Electric Traction Company Ltd. of London came forward in 1889 with a proposal to run electric trams from the junction of Brothertoft Road and Sleaford Road to the end of Spilsby Road, and between the Dock and the Railway Station
but the Corporation raised certain objections, and nothing came of the plan. The cars planned for use in Boston were similar to those used at Blackpool but probably without the roof accommodation.
What good old pictures of the town they would have provided!!
A train leaves Boston.
The Boston Gazette of August 14th. 1821 reported that a Friskney labourer was sentenced to death for stealing a sheep. Also sentenced to death, but reprieved, were a Timberland labourer, for stealing a sheep and a Spilsby saddler and another man, each for stealing a horse. For breaking into a house at Wyberton Roads and stealing articles worth 39 shillings, William Warner was given seven years transportation.
Above: The Market Place in days gone by.
Below: Mason's shoe shop and Hoppers.

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