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Celebrating Hanseatic connections - medieval style

Boston's centuries-old Hanseatic connections will be celebrated in medieval style on International Hanseatic Day, Saturday, May 26.

This year's event will run from 10am to 1pm. The Knights of Skirbeck medieval re-enactment group will have a tent by the Ingram Memorial and will be giving combat demonstrations. There will be music from the Lincoln Waites and The Peasants Revolt and there will be a demonstration of spinning in the Stump. 

The highlight of the morning will be the parade of Boston's 20 new flags and banners, designed and made by 60 local people for the Boston Unfurled project. The procession will leave the Five Lamps in the Market Place at 11.45am and proceed to the Stump where flowers will be laid on the stone of a Hanse merchant. 

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There will be a Hanseatic market stall at the Five Lamps.

The event is supported by Transported Arts, Boston Big Local, Community Chest and Arts Council England.

Boston has been a Hanseatic League member for more than 700 years

Boston was a main player in the 13th Century when the port was thriving and it had main trading partners across the North Sea and was an important member of the Hanseatic League.

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