Herbert Ingram, a politician and printer, was born in Boston, Lincs in 1811. He trained as a printer and moved to London where, in 1842, he printed and published the first edition of the Illustrated London News – a weekly newspaper filled with woodcut illustrations. It was an immediate success, outselling the daily newspapers of the day.
His achievements are recognised by his birth town, Boston, who erected this statue in his memory.
Not everybody treats it with respect.