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Boston became part of the New Hanse on 7th June 2015 , joining Kings Lynn and Hull to form a trio of English Hanseatic towns. Ipswich joined in 2017 so we are now a quartet.
The New Hanse is an organisation of over 197 towns and cities across Northern Europe seeking better economic, social and cultural ties in the spirit of the original Hanseatic league which brought great prosperity to Boston in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Boston’s historic medieval trading links once made it one of Britain’s most important ports, trading wool for dried fish, timber and furs.
Many of the town's riverfront buildings carry the design hallmark of great cities across northern Europe and many merchants chose to set up premises and live here.
With trade came greater trust and prosperity along with employment, social and cultural connections.
Boston Hanse Group is a group of enthusiastic volunteers and has become a fully constituted organisation. The group is still evolving and with help from Boston Big Local and the Arts Council intend to carry on the work it has started making more of a presence in the town and surrounding Boston Borough areas. By joining the New Hanse there are opportunities to develop tourism, commercial links for Boston businesses through Business Hanse and international links for young people through Youth Hanse.
We meet regularly at Fydell House and new members are always welcome. You can follow us on Facebook or click on the events button for the latest information regarding meetings.
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