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Hussey Tower

The Pilgrim Fathers

Memorial can be found at Fishtoft, on the north bank of the River Haven. The site, previously known as Scotia Creek, is the place where the Pilgrim Fathers were arrested attempting to board a boat to Holland. Fydell House, a

resplendent visitor attraction, is to be found beside the Guildhall in Boston’s South Square. Built in the early 1700s, the house was sold

separating it from the tidal water of The Haven and the Black Sluice which separates the South Forty Foot Drain from the tidal Haven. Also by the river is the Customs House Quay, a focal point in the days when Boston was a flourishing medieval port. Hussey Tower is all that remains today of a once large manor built for one of the members of the court of Henry VIII. This red brick structure, built by Richard Benyngton, continues to attract visitors for its historical value.

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Kay Books started in 1975 as a small family-run bookshop, where Rebecca would help out

after school. The shop was run by her parents and her father, Richard Allday, also published books under the name of Richard Kay Publications, notably the series ‘The History of Boston’. In November 2007 Rebecca relaunched Kay Books, to sell her father’s publications online. Since then the shop has introduced titles from other publishers, who offer books of a similar nature. Kay Books now stock more than 200 titles, specialising in Lincolnshire history and culture.

in 1726 to its namesake William Fydell, a wine merchant and importer of cloth. It is enclosed within fine walled gardens. The American Room was

opened by US ambassador Joseph Kennedy in 1938. Those with an interest in

engineering history would do well to see the Grand Sluice, which controls the inland water coming in from the river Witham,

St Botolph’s Church T: 01205 354670 W: www.parish-of-boston.

Boston Guildhall Museum T: 01205 365954 W: www.bostonguildhall.

Fydell House T: 01205 351520 W: www.fydellhousecentre.

Maud Foster Windmill T: 01205 352188 W:

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