Boston, a small town with a big story

A new website based on the book, Boston, a small town with a big story, was created in the Platinum year of Queen Elizabeth II by more than 40 computing and digital technology students from Boston College.

The book, Boston, a small town with a big story, is the creation of Richard Austin, BEM, and a community heritage project that involved more than 50 volunteer writers and researchers.

Allow the site to take you on a journey of discovery in words and pictures, dip into stories of events and people, uncover places to visit, and use the links provided to discover the back story of this small but fascinating town with a big story.

Boston has a remarkable and rich heritage. Beginning on a muddy creek meandering through fenland marshes on its way to the wash, the town grew to become a leading trading center which, over the centuries, has seen its citizens play an important part in the foundation of the United States in the mapping and exploring of newly discovered lands on the other side of the world, in revolutionizing farming and even taking a lead in the production of the humble ‘duvet’ for that ‘good night’s sleep.’

Boston’s story is ongoing, and new additions are planned. Historical facts and other information are constantly checked for accuracy, and changes are made where appropriate to ensure the information is as up-to-date as possible.

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Barry Arthur Cotton is an author living in Austin, Texas in the USA and is the 7th great-grandson of John Cotton, the Puritan Patriarch of New England. John Cotton was a Founding Father to America’s Founding Fathers and was pivotal in establishing America’s first public school and its first institution of higher learning, Harvard College. Barry served on the Board of the Winthrop Society for 9 years, was National chairperson & President for 5 years, and was elected President Emeritus in 2010. Concurrently, he served as a Trustee of the Partnership of the Historic Bostons for 14 years and has authored articles for the Winthrop Journal and the Mayflower Quarterly. Recently, Barry contributed several articles to BOSTON: The Small Town with a Big Story published in September 2019. Barry’s website is at THE COTTON CHRONICLES.

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Rose A. Doherty
January 20, 2023 1:40 pm

Boston: A Small Town with a Big Story is a great introduction to Boston, Lincolnshire. For American readers getting ready to commemorate 400 years of Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, the book is a must.