TV historian Jonathan Foyle, who has appeared on Time Team, Meet the Ancestors and Climbing Great Buildings, is coming to Boston for an “across the pond” forum and book launch.

Jonathan was brought up in Market Deeping and has had a lifelong love affair with Lincoln Cathedral, which he has described as his favourite building in the world. He climbed the cathedral’s central tower for the BBC2 Climbing Great Buildings series. It was his idea.

He will chair “Boston and the Foundation of the USA, An Untold Story – From the Stump to the Statue”  at Blackfriars Theatre on Saturday, September 7, when Barry Cotton and Eve LaPlante from the Partnership of the Historic Bostons in America will speak, along with our own home-grown historian Neil Wright.

They will explore the story of the Lincolnshire men and women who helped establish the USA we know today and how they influenced women’s rights in the constitution.

A new book – “Boston – the small town with a big story” – will be launched. It features about 50 subjects from Boston’s heritage.

Boston Heritage Forum is staging the day to highlight the “rich and diverse” history of the Borough of Boston and using it to promote the area as a good place to live, work and visit.

The event is from 10am to 3.30pm on Saturday, September 7, and tickets are £15 including lunch. They can be obtained from the Blackfriars box office on 01205 363108 or book online at