Just over a year ago Boston was lucky enough to have a brand new Museum open and it has gone from strength to strength welcoming visitors from near and far to enjoy its exhibits. This museum is the “We’ll meet again” museum on the outskirts of Boston. It evolved from the passion of one man and his wife for collecting artefacts from World War II.
Initially Paul and Linda Britchford toured around local schools with their treasured collection helping children to learn about the World War II by actually seeing and touching real objects from that time. Eventually they decided that they would set up a museum to display their collection and they chose the site at Freiston Shore as it backs on to the sea defences where there are old pill boxes and gun emplacements from the War.
With a huge amount of hard work, lots of help from friends and volunteers and a government grant they opened up with a letter from Vera Lynn herself wishing them well, During the week from Monday to Thursday Paul and Linda still carry on their sterling work with schoolchildren but the museum is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and also Bank Holidays. Children are actively encouraged to touch things and experience how things actually felt.
There are two main sections, one all about life on the Home Front and then one all about the actual war itself. There is also a café which serves lovely and very reasonably priced food. Paul and Linda and a collection of volunteers are always on hand to answer any questions and are really helpful and friendly. To find out more visit www.wmamuseum.co.uk