Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston’s centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.
Its history as a venue for the arts dates to a meeting of the local drama and arts groups which took place in 1959, at which it was resolved to find premises, which could be converted, into a theatre. Led by Alan Champion, warden of Pilgrim College, and local architect Alan Meldrum, the idea of creating a “Little Theatre” from the remains of the thirteenth century Dominican Friary, in Spain Lane, was formed. In September 1961 the Blackfriars Trust was formed to raise money for the conversion, supported by a grant from the Ministry of Works.
St. Botolph’s Church is the parish church for the Church of England in Boston. It is famous for its extraordinarily tall tower, known affectionately as the Boston Stump.
The church is one of the largest parish churches in England, and it has the fourteenth highest church tower in England. The tower is approximately 272 feet high. It can be seen for miles around, its prominence accentuated by the flat surrounding countryside known as The Fens. On a clear day, it can be seen from East Anglia on the other side of The Wash. The nickname, The Stump or Boston Stump, is often used affectionately as a reference to the whole church building or for the parish community housed by it. Their formal names are, of course, used where appropriate.
Climb all 7 floors and see flour being made in the traditional way by wind-power in the finest and one of the tallest windmills in the British Isles.
The Windmill and Shop open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm
Admission to the windmill is: Adults £4, Senior Citizens £3, Children £2, Familiy Ticket £10 (2 adults and 2 children). Entry into the shop is free
Lying at the south west foot of the Wolds and at the edge of the Fens, Horncastle is a bustling and historic market town situated just 19 miles from Lincoln. It attracts visitors from home and abroad, eager to browse it’s antique shops and explore the weekly markets. The farmers’ market, selling local Lincolnshire products, is also worth a visit.
This attractive market town is also home to our sister property, The Admiral Rodney, Eatery & Coffee House. The Admiral Rodney is a 17th century Coaching Inn located at the very heart of the town, boasting 31 individually-styled classic, superior and deluxe rooms, a contemporary bar, 80 cover restaurant and relaxing coffee area.
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