NOSTALGIA: Throwback to 1960s as Boston gets set for first gang show in more than four decades

Ten years ago, Boston was set for its first gang show in more than four decades.

Turning the clock back to the 1960s ...
Turning the clock back to the 1960s ...

To mark the occasion, the Standard ran this photograph of scouts lining up at the town’s 1967 gang show.

Gang shows – a form of variety entertainment – were popular in Boston in the 1960s.

They were performed at St George’s Church Hall, Boston Grammar School Hall and at the Regal Cinema.

In those days, no girls were members of the Scouts, so boys dressed in drag to undertake the women’s roles.

Work on the the 2011 show started in the previous September, with rehearsals beginning in November. Scout groups from Boston, Kirton, Fishtoft, Wyberton, Butterwick, Fishtoft, Coningsby, Heckington and Tattershall would all be involved.

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