An open invitation to all

Join the RHS members on Thursday 6th September  at the Library 7.30pm

Rase Heritage Society AGM,

followed by a photographic slideshow and refreshments



Heritage Walk around Market Rasen 

Members and visitors enjoyed a delightful walk around Market Rasen on Thursday 2nd August. Our leader Mal Jones welcomed everyone  in the Festival Hall carpark just before 7pm. The weather was beautiful but the traffic was loud.

Wolds Women of Influence

Now open until end of August

 Open on Saturdays as well, 10.30-1.30pm

Trip to Woodhall Spa on 5th July

Rase Heritage Society members and friends enjoyed a delightful day in Woodhall Spa. The Cottage Museum staff welcomed us with homemade cake and tea, then we went on tour of the village lead by Marjorie Sergeant. We returned to The Cottage Museum and spent an hour looking at the interesting displays. After lunch some of the Group visited the Kinema in the Woods.

Photographs of the trip by Dianne Tuckett.

Members at the Dambuster Memorial


“How I settled in Market Rasen”

Joe Willish gave Rase Heritage Society Members and Visitors an emotional and interesting talk on his life just after WW11.

Joe had been a P.O.W and was sent to Lincoln, later Market Rasen to work. He spoke of his worries for his future as a Displaced Person. More information in his book available in Market Rasen Library,

Co-Op Community Champions

Rase Heritage Society were Co-Op Community Champions in the Autumn of 2017. The Trustees and members of the Society would like to thank all the Co-Op members for supporting them. The money raised will be used to produce an Exhibition on WW1 for Peace Day event in 2019. More details in 2019.

Tesco Bags for Help

Rase Heritage Society members would like to thank the Market Rasen shoppers voted for them in Tesco Bags for Help. The money will be used to update the Society’s IT equipment.

RHS Members  welcomed Alan Dennis from Caistor to discuss “How Caistor and Market Rasen are linked in history”.

On 5th April, Alan Dennis entertained RHS members and Visitors to an interesting talk on how Market Rasen and Caistor were linked thorough history-crime, transport, and culture.


Heritage is all around you – it’s just not obvious and interesting until you bring the town, the people, the stories to life – that’s what we do.

Take some research, add some evidence gathering, a spot of occasionally heated discussions and you can have that piece of history talking to you.

RHS members and guests look at Metal Detecting, and examine some of the interesting finds

Bringing Market Rasen to life.

RASE HERITAGE SOCIETY has been doing just that for the last thirteen years with a long term target of having use of a building as a Heritage Centre to showcase the local artefacts, graphics and the interesting stories – along with a large gallery of photos – all your history.

We are not doing too bad to date with displays in

  • The Rasen Hub Window and Conference Room
  • A showcase in the Doctor’s Surgery, Mill Rd.
  • Market Rasen Library.
  • Tourist Information Centre located in Jossals Bistro, Queen Street
  • Old Magistrates Courtroom, Dear Street.
  • WLDC Offices in the Festival Hall.

New members bring more enthusiasm, more interest and help pull together all our work and showcase what has made Market Rasen what it is today.

A display of artifacts from the retail and crafts trades of Market Rasen and Caistor at the joint ‘Twin Towns’ exhibition.

Join in the discussions and presentations, the walks and talks, the development of new stories and the publishing of them for all the towns’ people to enjoy.

£15 per year is the annual subscription. Get involved and help in the storymaking as much, or as little, as you like.

‘How to Join’ is in the column alongside this at the top of the home page.