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For our full programme for 2020 click here…
VE Day 8th May 1945
The Market Rasen Mail of 12th May reported on the town’s celebrations.
See under Conflicts for more information.
The RHS Programme for 2020 has been suspend until the Autumn. Hopefully, the exhibition on Local Schools and the talk on the early history of De Aston school in October will take place. Please check in September or contact us on
RHS has over the past 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
Indenture (framed)- Methodist Chapel
The Chase pub sign- Cricket Club
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
Thank you to all who help RHS display the artefacts around town.
Booklets on WW1 1919, life in Market Rasen, Peace Day event on 19th July 1919 and the men who died in 1919 is now available to view at the local library or under Our Heritage-Conflicts-WW1-Life in 1919.
Also available is a booklet on POWs of Market Rasen 1914-1919, to view at the local library or under Our Heritage-Conflicts-WW1-POWs.
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.