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On Thursday 7th March, whilst battling against rough winds, the upright piano situated in the grounds of Boston’s historic St. Botolph’s Church sadly fell over.

The piano, kindly donated by local resident Julie Collishaw, was a key feature in the Boston in Bloom campaign for 2018, and sat proud in the grounds of the church, with a cut out “tommy” lent up it, as part of a WW1 commemoration garden.
Designed by Bloom partnership members Bridget Sykes and Paul Collingwood, the vintage piano had its inner workings removed and was reinforced and planted up becoming a giant planter.
Following the judging in July 2018, the special garden received its own award, being named Best First World War display.
Alison Fairman, chair of Boston in Bloom, said: “We are very grateful to Julie who kindly donated her piano to support the Boston in Bloom campaign, and we’re deeply saddened to see it has finally given into the harsh winds.”