19th July 1919 Peace Day
PROGRAMME OF FESTIVITIES
6-15 a.m. (and at intervals during the day).- Peals will be rung on the bells of the Parish Church.
9-45 a.m. – Service and Ex-service men muster in Market Place and march to the Cemetary where Laurel Wreaths will be placed on the graves of fallen Comrades, and the “Last Post” sounded. Dress – Mufti. Badges or numerals in coat button-hole.
11 a.m. – Service in Parish Church. Service and Ex-service Men will parade under Capt. N Boynton.
12 noon – National Anthem will be sung in the Market Place, accompanied by the Town Band.
1-30 p.m. – Procession (Assemble in Market Place at 1-15 p.m) The Procession will march off in the following order:-
Service and Ex-Service Men,
Wounded Soldiers and Sailors in cars,
Urban District Council and Officials,
Female Land Workers,
Local Detachment 4th Lincs. Volunteer Regt., with bugle band,
Fire Brigade with Engine,
Mrs Footitt’s Fairy Dancers in costume, Sunday School Children (the children
to assemble at their own Schools at 1 o’clock and march to the Market Place),
Tradesmen’s Turnout (horse drawn vehicles), for which prizes will be given. 1st 30s, 2nd 20s.
Best decorated Trade or Private Motor Car: prizes, 1st 30s, 2nd 20s.
Best Fancy Dress Costume (Ladies); prizes, 10s, 5s and 2s 6d.
Best Fancy Dress Costume (Gents); prizes, 10s, 5s and 2s 6d.
Best Comic Costume (Lady or Gent); Prizes 10s, 5s and 2s 6d.
2-45 p.m. – Cinematograph Entertainment at Picture House for the Children.
3 p.m. – Parade of Best Decorated Pram or Mail Cart, with baby occupant; prizes, 15s, 10s and 5s. Judging of this and Tradesmen’s Turnouts, Decorated Cars, Fancy and Comic Costumes will take place in the Market Place.
4 p.m. – Meat tea at the various Sunday Schools for all Scholars of Sunday Schools and Children under 16. Children not attending Day Schools to obtain tickets from Mr J W Watson, Town Hall, between 4 and 6 p.m. on Thurdsay and Friday.
5-15 p.m. – Procession from Market Place of Ladies’ and Gent.’s decorated Bicycles (headed by the Town Band) to the Sports Ground
(De Aston Football Field), where they will parade and be judged in two classes. Ladies’ Cycles – Prizes, 20s, 10s and 5s. Gent.’s Cycles – Prizes, 20s, 10s and 5s.
6 p.m. – Display by Mrs L Footitt’s Troupe of Fairy Dancers.
6-45 p.m. – Sports:
1, 440yds Handicap (open to 4 miles radius); entrance 3d; prizes 15s, 10s and 5s.
2, Two races for Mrs Footitt’s Troupe; six prizes, 6s,5s, 4s, 3s, 2s and 1s in each race.
3, Slow Bicycle Race; prize 10s.
4, 80yds Handicap for Girls of 12 years of age and under; prizes 5s, 3s and 2s.
5, 80yds Handicap for girls of 16 years of age and under; prizes 5s, 3s and 2s.
6, 100yds Handicap for boys of 12 years of age and under; prizes 5s, 3s and 2s.
7, 100yds Handicap for boys of 16 years and under; prizes, 7s 6d, 5s and 3s.
8, Egg and Spoon Race for Ladies; prizes 7s 6d, 5s and 3s.
9, 110yds Handicap (open to 4 miles radius); entrance 3d; Prizes 15s, 10s and 5s.
10, Musical Chairs on Bicycles; prize 10s.
11, Sack Race; prizes 7s 6d, 5s and 2s 6d.
12, Tug of War for Service and Ex-Service Men (8 a side); prize 20s.
13, 80yds Ladies’ Handicap; prizes 7s 6d, 5s and 2s 6d.
14, 100yds Handicap for Service and Ex-Service Men of 30 years of age and under; prizes 10s, 5s, and 2s 6d.
15, 100yds Handicap for Service and Ex-Service Men over 30 years of age; prizes 10s, 5s, 2s 6d.
16, Potato Race; prizes 7s 6d, 5s and 2s 6d.
17, 50yds Handicap for men over 60 years of age; prizes 7s 6d, 5s, and 2s 6d.
18, 50yds Handicap for men over 70 years of age; prizes 7s 6d, 5s and 2s 6d.
19, Boot Race; prizes 7s 6d, 5s and 2s 6d.
20, Three-legged Race; prizes 10s, 5s and 2s 6d.
21, Ladies Driving Gents. Race, blind-folded; prizes 10s and 5s.
Entries for the two open handicaps to be made to Mr F C Burrell, King Street, Market Rasen, before 6 o’clock on Friday evening, 18th July, 1919. Entrants must reside within four miles radius of the Market Place, Market Rasen.
Entries for the other Events to be made on the field at least one Event ahead to Mr G Smith or Mr W Wilson.
The Committee offer the following prizes:-
For Best Decorated Dwellinghouse or Business Premises; prizes 20s, 10s and 5s.
For Best Illuminated Decoration Dwellinghouse or business premises; prizes 30s, 20s and 10s.
Dancing on the Sports Ground after the Sports.
Balloons will be liberated during the evening.
Ground Flares and Verey Lights.
FRED W CHESMAN General Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE KING.
26th July the Market Rasen Mail printed a very detailed account on the Peace Day event.