New heritage centre to open in Boston
AN exciting new project is being launched in Boston that aims to celebrate the history and heritage of the waterways in and around the town.
The Black Sluice Lock Cottages in will become a new heritage centre about Boston's waterways, with particular focus on the South Forty Foot Drain and the River Haven, and will display artefacts and memorabilia. It will also be a community information point sign-posting users to local services, businesses and events.
The aim of the project is to promote the often-forgotten fact that Boston is a coastal town and that the rivers and waterways of the town have had a demonstrable impact on the social-economic development of the town throughout history.
The Black Sluice Lock Cottages have been developed by the Lincolnshire Waterways Partnership into a multi-use space including a cafe, conference suite and offices.
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Heritage officer Caroline Wallis said: "I am extremely pleased to announce the launch of this new project for Boston.
"Following the council's approval for a new marina to be built in the town by GJP Marina Developments Limited, the time has clearly come to focus on and raise awareness of Boston's waterways, their diverse history and heritage and the impact that they have had and continue to have upon the growth of the town."
Receiving initial funding from local Community Interest Company, TaylorITEX, the Coastal Boston, Its Rivers and Waterways project is being launched at the Black Sluice Lock Cottages, London Road, on Tuesday, March 26.
Members of the community are invited to the launch between 5pm and 7pm. There will be an informal presentation about the project at 6pm.
For anyone who is unable to attend but wishes to know more about the project, they should call Caroline Wallis, the Heritage Officer, on 07765 114822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The project is also on Twitter at @CoastalBoston and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coastalboston