RHS Member Ted Brown gave us an interesting talk on his family of Stonemasons.

On 1st February, Ted Brown explained how his Grandfather John G (Jack)  Brown came to live in Market Rasen. He was a stone mason, working for Scupham and son. One of his jobs was to sink, with lead, the names of the men from Market Rasen who died during the Great War on the Town War memorial. He had been a soldier, and was the first POW to return home.

His son George,  was also a stonemason and after WW11 he added more names to the Town Memorial.

Ted learnt the basics of stone masonry but  left home to join the RAF and  fly Vulcans.



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.