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For our full programme for 2020 click here…
For a look at previous events click here…
Our next meeting is 6th February 2020, at the Old Police Station, 7.30pm. “Postcards of Market Rasen” two local collectors will be showing their collection to the members. Non members welcome, donation of £3.00.
The evening is part of the Exhibition in the Old Police Station, Dear Street
Monday 3rd to Friday 28th February -open weekdays 10-2pm except Thursday, Saturday 10-1pm
New for 2019
We are delighted to have been invited to move our collection into the Old Police Station under the auspices of Rasen Hub who have vacated their building in Union Street and which is now sold. Artefacts from our Collection on shops and trade can now be view, along with an exhibition on the history of the Police Station and courtroom. We are very grateful for the continuing support given to us by Rasen Hub directors.
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.