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"Boston: A Tapestry of History and Charm" Step into the enchanting town of Boston, Lincolnshire, where history whispers through its ancient streets

Background imageBoston Collection: The Boston Stump, St. Bartolphs church, Wormgate, Boston, Lincolnshire

The Boston Stump, St. Bartolphs church, Wormgate, Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBoston Collection: Nantucket Light Ship, Boston Harbour, Boston, Massachusetts, New England

Nantucket Light Ship, Boston Harbour, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America, North America

Background imageBoston Collection: First use of anesthesia in surgery, 1846

First use of anesthesia in surgery, 1846
First public demonstration of surgical anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1846. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustratioin

Background imageBoston Collection: Poster advertising White Star Line to USA and Canada

Poster advertising White Star Line to USA and Canada
Poster advertising the White Star Line between Liverpool and Southampton to Queenstown, Boston, Philadelphia, Quebec, Montreal, Halifax, Portland, Cherbourg and New York

Background imageBoston Collection: MAP: BOSTON, c1880. Boston Old and New. A map of Boston, Massachusetts, c1880, by Justin Winsor

MAP: BOSTON, c1880. Boston Old and New. A map of Boston, Massachusetts, c1880, by Justin Winsor, showing the citys expansion through landfill

Background imageBoston Collection: Courtyard of Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts

Courtyard of Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America, North America

Background imageBoston Collection: Boston Church / Lincs 19C

Boston Church / Lincs 19C
Boston Church, Lincolnshire Date: 19th century

Background imageBoston Collection: Letter of marque issued by President James Madison for the privateer ship Abaellino of Boston

Letter of marque issued by President James Madison for the privateer ship Abaellino of Boston, Massachusetts
LETTER OF MARQUE, 1812. Letter of marque issued by President James Madison for the privateer ship Abaellino of Boston, Massachusetts, during the War of 1812

Background imageBoston Collection: A Selection of Ways to Ride a Penny Farthing Bicycle, 1881

A Selection of Ways to Ride a Penny Farthing Bicycle, 1881
Engraving showing a number of adventurous ways to ride a penny farthing bicycle; as demonstrated at a bicycle meeting held in Boston, USA, 1881

Background imageBoston Collection: Celebrated horse lexington (5 yrs. old) by Boston out of Ali

Celebrated horse lexington (5 yrs. old) by Boston out of Alice Carneal: Bred by Dr. Warfield, owned by R. Ten Broeck, esq

Background imageBoston Collection: Poster - White Star Line liners RMS Titanic and RMS Olympic

Poster - White Star Line liners RMS Titanic and RMS Olympic
Poster for the White Star Line luxury liners RMS Titanic (which tragically sank after striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage on April 15, 1912) and RMS Olympic. Date: circa 1912

Background imageBoston Collection: ANNE HUTCHINSON (1591-1643). The trial of Anne Hutchinson at Boston in 1637

ANNE HUTCHINSON (1591-1643). The trial of Anne Hutchinson at Boston in 1637. Wood engraving, American, 19th century, after Edwin Austin Abbey

Background imageBoston Collection: Bunker Hill battle, 1775

Bunker Hill battle, 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill at the outset of the American Revolution, 1775. Hand-colored engraving of a painting by Trumbull

Background imageBoston Collection: Lagoon Bridge and Swan Boat in the Public Garden

Lagoon Bridge and Swan Boat in the Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America, North America

Background imageBoston Collection: The skyline of the Financial District across Boston Harbor at dawn

The skyline of the Financial District across Boston Harbor at dawn, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Background imageBoston Collection: Replica Samuel Adams beer barrel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Replica Samuel Adams beer barrel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
USA, Massachusetts, Boston, Replica Samuel Adams beer barrel

Background imageBoston Collection: Make way for ducklings sculpture by Nancy Schon, Boston Public Garden, Boston

Make way for ducklings sculpture by Nancy Schon, Boston Public Garden, Boston
USA, Massachusetts, Boston, Make way for ducklings sculpture by Nancy Schon, Boston Public Garden

Background imageBoston Collection: Boston Stump

Boston Stump and River Welland, Lincolnshire, circa 1930. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageBoston Collection: Boston Stump

Boston Stump
St. Botolphs Church, Boston, Lincolnshire known locally as the Boston Stump. Boston was the home town of Herbert Ingram, founder of the Illustrated London News. Date: 1861

Background imageBoston Collection: Joseph Warren on Bunker Hill

Joseph Warren on Bunker Hill
Joseph Warren, American patriot leader at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Hand-colored engraving reproduction of 19th-century illustration

Background imageBoston Collection: Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). Creator: Unknown

Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). Creator: Unknown
Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). View of St Botolphs Church and ships on the River Witham in the town of Boston. After an engaving by JMW Turner

Background imageBoston Collection: Proposed mode of laying out for building purposes the Sharrow

Proposed mode of laying out for building purposes the Sharrow and Kenwood Park Estates near Sheffield belonging to
By Parkin and Bacon.Includes the proposed Kenwood Road and the proposed Montgomery Road. Also shown is the toll bar on the road from Bakewell [Ecclesall Road].Scale 4 chains

Background imageBoston Collection: Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s

Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s
Punishing heretics by exiling them from Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBoston Collection: The Union Bar and Ye Olde Union Oyster House sign, Union Street, Boston, Massachusetts

The Union Bar and Ye Olde Union Oyster House sign, Union Street, Boston, Massachusetts
USA, Massachusetts, Boston, The Union Bar and Ye Olde Union Oyster House sign, Union Street

Background imageBoston Collection: Golders Green FC football team 1936

Golders Green FC football team 1936. Back row: Walker, Shorland, Boston, Miles, Bloxham, Bradis. Front row: Breagan, Browne, Bucci (Captain), Evans, Boston. Date: 1936

Background imageBoston Collection: BOSTON MAP, 1722. A map of Boston, Massachusetts, by John Bonner. Line engraving, 1722

BOSTON MAP, 1722. A map of Boston, Massachusetts, by John Bonner. Line engraving, 1722

Background imageBoston Collection: BOSTON: TAVERN, 1773. The Green Dragon Tavern in Bostons North End

BOSTON: TAVERN, 1773. The Green Dragon Tavern in Bostons North End, where the Boston Tea Party was planned. Watercolor by John Johnson, 16 December 1773, the day of the Tea Party

Background imageBoston Collection: BOSTON MAP, 1722. Engraved facsimile by George G. Smith, 1835, of a map of Boston, Massachusetts

BOSTON MAP, 1722. Engraved facsimile by George G. Smith, 1835, of a map of Boston, Massachusetts, by John Bonner, first printed in 1722, showing changes in the citys topography through 1769

Background imageBoston Collection: Witchcraft book by Cotton Mather, 1689

Witchcraft book by Cotton Mather, 1689
Cotton Mather, " Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcrafts, " title page, 1689. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageBoston Collection: Massachusetts Bay Colony seal

Massachusetts Bay Colony seal
Insignia of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageBoston Collection: EVRV2A-00182

EVRV2A-00182
British army marching in formation up Breeds Hill in the Battle of Bunker Hill, American Revolution, 1775 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageBoston Collection: Boston Quay - 1890

Boston Quay - 1890
The Doughty Quay Boston, Lincolnshire

Background imageBoston Collection: Copps Hill Burying Ground, Freedom Trail, North End District, Boston

Copps Hill Burying Ground, Freedom Trail, North End District, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America, North America

Background imageBoston Collection: Boston Fair 1950S

Boston Fair 1950S
Scene at Boston Fair, Lincolnshire, which is held annually in the town

Background imageBoston Collection: Threshing Machine

Threshing Machine
Combined Thrashing and Stacking Machine, by Wilkinson, Wright of Boston, Lincolnshire

Background imageBoston Collection: Boston Tea Party 1773

Boston Tea Party 1773
Boston citizens, dressed as Indians, board English ships and throw tea chests into the harbour in protest against taxation

Background imageBoston Collection: MAP: BOSTON, c1873. The City of Boston. Bird s-eye view of Boston, Massachusetts

MAP: BOSTON, c1873. The City of Boston. Bird s-eye view of Boston, Massachusetts. Chromolithograph, c1873

Background imageBoston Collection: The Oyster Union House

The Oyster Union House, Blackstone Block, built in 1714, one of Bostons oldest surviving streets, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Background imageBoston Collection: Joseph Gray and Sons, Surgical Instrument Makers, Truss Works and Star Works

Joseph Gray and Sons, Surgical Instrument Makers, Truss Works and Star Works, Boston Street - trade card c. 1890
Original at Sheffield Archives ref. SY233/B4/2

Background imageBoston Collection: BOSTON MAP, 1903. A map of Boston, Massachusetts. Engraving, 1903

BOSTON MAP, 1903. A map of Boston, Massachusetts. Engraving, 1903

Background imageBoston Collection: MAP: BOSTON, 1883. Map of Boston, Massachusetts, and environs, published by Cupples, Upham & Co

MAP: BOSTON, 1883. Map of Boston, Massachusetts, and environs, published by Cupples, Upham & Co. 1883

Background imageBoston Collection: The Maud Foster Windmill is a seven storey, five sailed windmill located by the Maud Foster Drain

The Maud Foster Windmill is a seven storey, five sailed windmill located by the Maud Foster Drain, Skirbeck, Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBoston Collection: USA, Massachusetts, Boston. Leonard Zakim Bridge, Rt. 93, dusk

USA, Massachusetts, Boston. Leonard Zakim Bridge, Rt. 93, dusk

Background imageBoston Collection: Lady & Boston Terrier

Lady & Boston Terrier
A lady holds her Boston Terrier on a leash as they go for a walk on a chilly day

Background imageBoston Collection: City skline viewed across Boston harbour at dawn, Boston, Massachusetts

City skline viewed across Boston harbour at dawn, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America, North America

Background imageBoston Collection: Lagoon Bridge and Swan Boat in the Public Garden

Lagoon Bridge and Swan Boat in the Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America, North America

Background imageBoston Collection: City skyline at dawn across Boston Harbor

City skyline at dawn across Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Background imageBoston Collection: Mary Baker Eddy / Boston

Mary Baker Eddy / Boston
MARY BAKER EDDY Founder of Christian Science: a picture of her from her early days at Boston



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"Boston: A Tapestry of History and Charm" Step into the enchanting town of Boston, Lincolnshire, where history whispers through its ancient streets. The towering presence of The Boston Stump, also known as St. Bartolphs church, stands proud against the skyline, a testament to centuries past. Wander down Wormgate and be transported back to 1846 when this very place witnessed the first use of anesthesia in surgery. Across the Atlantic Ocean lies another Boston - a bustling metropolis in Massachusetts that has left an indelible mark on American history. Admire a vintage poster advertising the White Star Line's voyages to USA and Canada, beckoning adventurous souls towards new horizons. In the realm of sports, celebrate the legendary horse Lexington by Boston out of Ali; his triumphs forever etched in equestrian lore. Meanwhile, at Nantucket Light Ship in Boston Harbor, witness maritime beauty amidst New England's coastal splendor. Travel back further in time to 19th-century Lincs as you explore Boston Church with its timeless charm. Seek solace within the tranquil courtyard Public Library at Copley Square – a sanctuary for knowledge seekers throughout generations. Uncover tales from colonial America as you delve into Anne Hutchinson's trial at Bunker Hill in 1637 – an event captured vividly by Edwin Austin Abbey's wood engraving from the 19th century. Stand upon hallowed ground where patriots fought valiantly during Bunker Hill Battle in 1775 – their bravery echoing through time. For those seeking whimsical delights, imagine gliding over Lagoon Bridge while riding a Penny Farthing Bicycle – an eccentric mode of transportation popularized in 1881. And don't forget to take a leisurely Swan Boat ride amidst vibrant blooms within Public Garden - an oasis nestled within this urban landscape. Boston is more than just a name; it is woven with threads of history, culture, and innovation.