About Boston Preservation Trust
Boston Preservation Trust was established in 1935 to safeguard the future of Fydell House. Since that time it has grown in membership and range of operations, and today is a charitable organisation engaged in Preservation, Education and Campaigning. We hope that you will help our work either by donating to our conservation fund, becoming a member, or actively joining in our campaigns.
Everyone who comes to Boston either to visit or to live cannot fail to be impressed by the architectural grandeur of the town, it’s location in the subtle beauty of the fens, and the extraordinary sense of peace and continuity that is such a profound part of the local countryside. To ensure that this precious town and surrounding villages are passed on intact to future generations is the work of the Boston Preservation Trust. We serve the town and borough in so many ways that it is almost certain there is a way for your to get involved – perhaps by attending one of our talks and classes, volunteering to help keep Fydell House open to the public, or helping our Civic Group keep an eye on local planning applications.
Remember that we all benefit if the town is kept in the best possible condition. Boston is our shared home, and we urge you to help us preserve the best and improve those areas that need attention. Together we can save Boston for the future.
Programme for Lectures and Events
Note All events are £3 entry for Trust Members, £4 for non-members.
Saturday 18th February, 2pm
A precious inheritance - the churches of Boston town and surrounding villages
Talk by Graham Cook RIBA, Secretary of Lincolnshire Churches Trust.
The eighteen villages of the Borough of Boston, together with the town itself, display in their churches an incredibly rich architectural inheritance. Many of the buildings are little-known outside their local communities, and often contain wonderful treasures and works of art. Some, such as Eastville, are facing permanent closure.
Saturday 11th March, 2pm
Hanseatic activity in the Wash region
Talk by Dr Paul Richards, Kings Lynn Historian.
Civic Group: Monday 13th March, 7pm
Saturday 18th March, 2pm
The Industrial Archaeology of south Lincolnshire
Talk by Neil Wright, Association for Industrial Archaeology and Chairman of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology.
Civic Group: Monday 10th April, 7pm
Saturday 29th April, 2pm
A History of Pilgrim College
Talk by Brenda Lane. Pilgrim College was set up in Fydell House after the Second World War to deliver adult education courses, and from 1946 to 2003 was one of the centres of intellectual life in Boston. This is a unique opportunity to look at the history of the college from someone who was at the heart of events.
Civic Group: Monday 15th May, 7pm
Saturday 20th May, approx. 3pm
Boston is the capital of High Holland
William Camden’s 16th century topographical and historical survey of the Boston area.
Talk by Andrew Hoyle, member of the Trust.
Note this talk is preceded by the AGM of the Trust at 2pm.
If you have any concerns about the town of Boston and the surrounding villages, particularly related to planning issues, please submit them in writing to Reception at Fydell House - if you are not a member of the Trust you can ask to attend the meeting to put your concerns personally.
New rates for Weddings at Fydell House are here
We have updated our Volunteering page: click here
Welcome to Fydell House
Open Monday –Friday :
10:00am – 4:00pm
Come in and have a look around this fine Georgian house and garden.
If the front door is closed, just give it a push!
Boston (01205) 351 520
Or by post:
Fydell House, South Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6HU.