Boston is a port town in the county of Lincolnshire. It has a population of over 35,000 people. Boston is located on the East coast of England. Its church, St Botolph's Church is the largest parish church in England. Boston Massachusetts in the United States is named after the Lincolnshire town.
In 1884 a new dock was constructed within the town of Boston and it became a significant port town, exporting products such as grain and fertilizer and importing timber. Boston was also a key fishing port, before the industry declined in prominence within the area.
The town of Boston has a strong retail centre with many shops and supermarkets providing jobs in the area. There is a Tesco to the west of the town and an Asda close to the railway station. There are also Co-ops heading east out of the town. Wetherspoon have a pub, the Moon Under Water, close to the bridge over the river on the High Street. The opening of a new shopping park in 2007 has brought many new retailers into the town including TK Maxx, amongst many others. Boston also provides many jobs within the manufacturing industry and one of the largest employers within this sector is Jet Tec.
Boston has its own railway station and is well connected to the rest of the UK by road. The parish church of St Botolph, known locally as 'The Stump' is a popular visitor attraction within the area. Boston is a market town and markets are held within Boston on Wednesday and Saturday each week.
The town of Boston is also home to the tallest operating windmill in the UK; it has seven storeys' and stands at around 80 feet from the ground to its peak. The windmill was restored in the early 1990s and is now a museum. Some examples of medieval ruins can be found in the town of Boston which include Hussey Tower, a medieval brick fortified house, and Rochford Tower, a medieval tower house.