The Parish of Boston has announced that it has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project titled A Festival of Remembrance.

The project, which has been made possible as a result of National Lottery players and HLF’s First World War: then and now programme, will see a two-week festival in the parish from Sunday, 28th October until Sunday, 11th November 2018.

It is said that the project, which will include the creation of a portable exhibition, will enable local people in Boston to come together to share the stories of their families, and to experience and explore the memories and heritage of the people who lived through the First World War. The exhibition, which will be displayed in St Botolph’s Church and taken out to local schools and community groups, will include items that would have been a part of everyday life, and the aim is to help people to learn about the local impact of the war and ensure that those who gave their lives are never forgotten.

The festival will begin with an official launch to be attended by Bishop Christopher (28th October), and will include half-term workshops for families, themed meals in the church coffee shop, recitals, lectures, and a Service of Remembrance (11th November).

Looking ahead to the festival, the Revd Alyson Buxton, Team Rector of the Parish of Boston, has said, “We are absolutely delighted to be able to honour the memories of those who were lost from the town of Boston in this way, and we are very grateful for Heritage Lottery Fund support.”

Further information may be obtained from the parish website and also from the poster published here (PDF) and below: