At one time Boston was a major port and Fenland sailors plying their trade in The
Wash would take their bearings from the 272ft tower of St Botolph’s Church, also known as ‘The
The town’s quays still sing to the sound of small-boat engines.
It was from here in 1630 that a band of Puritans set sail for America to found the town of Boston in Massachusetts.
Boston has numerous fine old buildings, including the 15th century Guildhall
and the 18th century Fydell House, home of the Pilgrim College.
The Maud Foster Windmill stands next to the Maud Foster Drain in Boston.
It is the tallest working windmill in the country, and is unusual in that it has five sails.
It was built in 1819 to grind corn, and flour is still produced by the mill today.