Grand Sluice - 250th anniversary, Boston

3 October, 2016 | 18:15 - 19:30

Venue address:

White Hart Hotel
1 – 5 High Street
Boston
Lincolnshire PE21 8SH
United Kingdom
Boston Grand Sluice dates back to the 18th Century.
Boston Grand Sluice dates back to the 18th Century.

About this event

The Grand Sluice on the river Witham was built 1764-66, as part of a major scheme by engineers John Smeaton, John Grundy and Langley Edwards to improve navigation and reduce flooding. It is possibly the earliest surviving tidal outfall sluice still in a substantially original state, and it continues to serve its original purpose. Neil's talk will describe the engineering challenges the project faced and its impact on Boston and the surrounding fens.

About the speaker

Neil Wright

Neil Wright is a local historian and industrial archaeologist.

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