As the club grew...
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2. As the club grew...


As the club grew in strength the next major move was for the club to have its own clubhouse and ground. This happened in 1960 when the club bought ten acres of land from a local farmer. Money for the land was acquired from local business donations and from fund raising within the club. Extra-ordinary supper dances and fund raising proved to be real fun.

The clubhouse project was overseen by Peter Tomes, who had ideas ahead of his time. He proposed that in the changing area the bath should house a radiator which would heat cold water to keep the bills down. With this is mind the only thing you had to remember was 'NOT TO SIT DIRECTLY ON THE RADIATOR'. Apparently Boston Rugby Club was one of the first clubs in the area to have such a facility. To this day the bath is still in full working order and is just the medicine for the players after a long hard slog on the pitch.