Thursday, 29 March 2012
If you are looking for the Castle Comfort Stairlifts
Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Boston, Lincolnshire . And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
on 01522 899769 If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.
Stairlifts Boston – Stairlifts Lincolnshire
Boston in Lincolnshire, like other parts of southern Lincolnshire is part of the Fens, an area only just above sea level. The Fens around the Wash are prone to flooding and were once below sea level until draining in the 19th & 20th centuries.
Castle Comfort Stair Lifts has been supplying Bostonians with stairlifts for approximately 15 years. So if you or a loved one in the area needs assistance with those stairs, please contact us – we know a thing or two about stairlifts! If you’re not sure what you need or can afford, we have a lot of information on our website where you can see stairlift comparisons between the different types, makes and models.
We also list stairlift prices too which include prices for reconditioned models; don’t panic if the prices seem above your bracket, there are grants available or 0% finance to ensure you get the help you need. Of course if you’re reading this then you’ll have noticed our £50 voucher which you can use towards the payment of your stairlift.
Boston’s local industry
Since the drainage of the area, there is much arable land. Surveys indicate that more of the population here was involved in agriculture compared to the national average. The area produces mainly vegetables and some plants and flowers.
Boston the Port
Boston has been a port since the 13th century when it was established as a ‘staple town’ authorised to engage in import and export. At first Boston’s main trade was wool with salt, grain and lead being its other main trading products. Once weaving became more import than the product (wool), Boston’s wool trade declined.
In the 19th century Boston’s port status improved again when its main exports/imports were timber and agricultural products. Last century they also began handling steel imports from Northern Europe mostly for the car industry. Boston was also the dedicated port for paper imports from Norway, other imports include animal feeds plus the export of grains. Fishing too was high on the agenda. The port sees some 750 vessels coming in and out every year.
Home of the Pilgrim Fathers
Being a staple port gave Boston some intellectual clout with Europe during the 17th & 18th centuries. This included the teachings of John Calvin the founder of Calvinism (reformed theology and beliefs). Many Bostonians as the people from Boston are known became engaged in this new form of faith and worship. In the early 17th century a number of followers emigrated to Holland and were amongst the group of pilgrims who travelled to New England on the Mayflower. John Cotton, vicar of St Botolphs Parish in Boston eventually joined the pilgrims in New England and was influential in naming their settlement as Boston!
Landmarks in Boston in Lincolnshire
This market town with its population of more than 35,000 of whom at least 200 already own stairlifts, also has a number of interesting buildings. Boston has a slightly higher than average retired population – 23% - with the national average being around 19.4%. We ‘keep count’ of how many of the population need and own stairlifts on our website – our scrolling counter literally updates this statistic minute by minute. Take a look for yourself – you’ll be amazed at just how many of the population need a helping hand to get up and down stairs.
And if you’d like more information just call our local office where our team will be happy to help you: 01522 899769 .
Back to the landmarks of Boston.
St Botolph’s Church
The Stump or 14th century St Botolph’s Church is the iconic landmark of Boston. This is the largest parish church in England measuring 282ft whilst its spire stands 272ft high which means it can be seen for miles – you’d definitely need a stairlift to get to the top were it possible to do so! The church has retained its original library which was started in the 17th century and is still housed in its original room above the porch. It holds 1,200 books.
The name of Boston is thought to be derived from Botolph i.e. Botolph’s town. St Botolph was a 7th century monk.
Pescod Hall was originally built in the 15th century; in 1972 it was sympathetically rebuilt replacing rotten medieval timbers with new oak ones and recycling Georgian bricks for the wall infill. The building sits in the middle of Pescod Square, a shopping development, and houses a fast food chain! Not quite in keeping with its heritage.
Again the original Hall was probably built in the 15th century and may well have been a guildhall of some significance. Major restoration was carried out in the 19th century and little of the original is left apart from the timber frame, the building is really an empty shell in terms of history. At one time it housed a theatre but now it contains commercial businesses.
Maud Foster Mill
This is the tallest operating windmill in England and it unusually has five sails. Most windmills have an even number of sails. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century by millwrights from Kingston upon Hull. It is currently a working museum and stands on the dyke above the drain it’s named after.
Famous folks of Boston
· Poet Jean Ingelow was a 19th century poet born in Boston the daughter of a local banker. Lord Tennyson lauded her as charming
· 20th century poet Elizabeth Jennings was also born in Boston although her family moved to Oxford when she was 6; she remained in Oxford until her death in 2001
· English historian John Foxe also came from the town; he was born in 1517 and is the author of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
· Comedian Jennifer Saunders who had a long-time working partnership with Dawn French was born in near-by Sleaford
· Comedian Robert Webb of Mitchell and Webb was born in Boston
Castle Comfort Stair Lifts know that needing some help getting up and down the stairs is no laughing matter. A stairlift not only aids your safety but of course gives you that independence that we all want.
Remember we have a great range of stairlifts or chairlifts from all the major manufacturers in the UK and we’ll be happy to advise and assist you choose the right one for you. Why not watch our founder Keith’s video which explains why he became so passionate about the business – you’ll find it at the top of the page. If there are still questions you need answered then please get in touch with our team in your local office, 01522 899769 .