“Memories of Westgate” is subject of heritage talk


“Memories of Westgate” is the subject of Boston Castle’s next heritage talk on Thursday May 26.

Guest speaker Margaret Jackson will talk about the social history of the area covering a hundred year period from the 1850s-1950s.

Until the 1950s Westgate was a busy thriving area. In the 19th century it was a main transportation route and nearby industry was well served by the adjacent River Don.

The talk looks at how people pass through Westgate today and are unaware of its previous importance in the town’s history.

Westgate in the nineteenth century was a mix of houses, courts and slums, trades, professions and shops. It had chapels and schools and was well known for its public houses.

The talk provides a fascinating insight in to this hidden gem with old historic photographs of Westgate.

This talk has been organised by Friends of Boston Castle and Parklands, takes place at Boston Castle, between 7-9pm and costs £3, including refreshments.

There is no need to book – pay on the door.