RHS Programme 2019

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Peace Day 19th July 1919

Rase Heritage Society are holding Centenary events for Peace Day in Market and Middle Rasen.

19th July 2019

10.45 am St Peter and St Paul, North Street, Middle Rasen for a service of Remembrance for the men of Middle Rasen. All invited.

10.45 am the town cemetery, Legsby Road, Market Rasen for a service of Remembrance for the men of Market Rasen. All invited.

20th July

The town will be busy with race goers for Ladies Day, but also with visitors to join in the centenary event for Peace Day.

Festival Hall 10-4pm Model Railway, displays on the men who died and the men who came home. Music with U3A Ukulele band, Local art show and WI food.

         OPS 10-4pm Display on the Home Front, with reenactors in the morning-Court cases           of WW1.

         St Thomas churchroom 10-4pm Artifacts, displays and teas 

         Railway station exhibition will be open 1-3pm, the Library will be open 10-1pm with             activities for children, and a display of the town photograph of 1919.

        Holy Rood is open 12-1pm and Methodist Chapel open 10-12 to view their War                Memorials and display on the men from their community.



For our full programme for 2019 click here…

For a look at previous events click here… 

Our next meeting is on

1st August is an evening talk by Ann Lillywhite on the history of Methodism in Market Rasen, the chapels and people. This will be held in Market Rasen Library and start at 7.30pm.

5th September is our Annual General Meeting 

New for 2019

RHS Collection

RHS has over the past 10 years collected several hundred objects large and small. It has been a continuous problem finding display space for them, most are in storage.

A small selection of our collection can be viewed around town.

Library- Map and photographs            

Jossals tourist information section – A selection of local items          

Doctor’s waiting room -A selection of local items

March Hare – Display on trade and shops

Old Police Station – selection of objects and pictures

We have three restored wooden town signs that once greeted people to our town

one inside the Court Room at the Old Police Station

one on the platform at the Railway Station

and one at the Racecourse


WW1 1918

Booklets on WW1 1918, life in Market Rasen and the men who died in 1918 is now available to view at the local library or under Our Heritage-Conflicts-WW1-Life in 1918.

Also available is a booklet on Airmen of the Rasen Area 1914-1918, to view at the local library or under Our Heritage-Conflicts-WW1-WW1 Airmen of the Rasen Area.


Photographers of Market Rasen 1850-1950

Photographs and information on the pioneering Photographers of Market Rasen. Follow the link under Market Rasen-The People-trades persons-photographers. 


 1818 General Election Poll Book

The 1818 Poll Book lists the 38 men who were able to vote. The Freeholder Act, stated that MEN with freehold property in the county with a value of £2 or more for purpose of land tax could vote. Population of Market Rasen was about 1,100. Follow the link under Market Rasen-The People-1818. 

1818 Poll Book for Market Rasen