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AGM

The AGM was on Thursday 7th October at the OPS, Dear Street, Market Rasen. The members voted in two new Trustees-Anne Marie Edge and Dianne Tuckett. The members also decided to suspend the monthly programme for 2022, there will be … Continue reading

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Stories from Market Rasen Mail

Starting with this one of the old cottages in the Market Place which were listed as Grade 11 buildings and then knocked down. The Churchrooms were built on the site. 2. 1974, factory- Property built by Thomas Chapman, used by … Continue reading

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Butcher, Baker and Candlestick maker; 900 years of heritage in a walk around town through the eyes of the tradesmen

Butcher, Baker and Candlestick maker Walk and talk around the town, 900 years of history through the eyes of the traders and shopkeepers. Butchers 1. Lancasters family butchers is the oldest business in the town, GW Lancaster opened his shop … Continue reading

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Famous people who were born in Market Rasen

Famous people born in Market RasenPeople are famous for lots of reasons- good and brave actions in wartimes; achievements in their profession; murder and crime; having famous sons. Or in 2021 just having your name on the social media websites. … Continue reading

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1971 Scrapbook of Market Rasen Mail newspaper cuttings

Hyde’s shop was one of several shops and businesses which closed in 1971. The day the excavator hit the railway bridge Rasen’s New carpark for Festival Hall Dr Shegog retired after 50 years Postal Strike and new phone call STD … Continue reading

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Rubbish or Treasure

Treasure or Rubbish One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure as the saying goes. In 2021, it should be person but that does not scan properly! In October 2016, a local detectorist gave the members a very interesting talk about … Continue reading

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Music and Drama Societies

Market Rasen Choral Society, then the Market Rasen & District Choral Society 1892 Kelly’s directory listed the Market Rasen Choral Society, the Hon Secretaries were J Drakes and AJ Tillet, 1 King Street. 1906, 25th Grand Evening Concert in the … Continue reading

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Christmas in Market Rasen

The Mayor’s Charity event and market has been cancelled this year. In the past, it has been the start of the Christmas celebrations in the town. The town’s Christmas tree never looked like the painting above! Market Rasen Children’s Christmas … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday Parades

On the 11th November 1918 the guns went silent, and in July 1919 the Great War was over. Over the next couple of years, there were several different Remembrance Events in the Country. In the 1922, there was a large … Continue reading

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A trip down memory lane of RHS outings. RHS members over the years have enjoyed many trips and outings.

Some were local evening and afternoon trips, while others were all day outings further afield. Afternoon/ Evening trips 2008, a visit to see Brian Ayer’s farm to view his collection. Autumn afternoon visit to the Mausoleum and Brocklesby Park on … Continue reading

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RHS 15 years review

15 years ago, this month the RHS had its first meeting. It was formed in response to the changing times of the town, Heritage was the buzzword for 2005. In 2009, the society took on the late Brian Ayers collection … Continue reading

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WW11 V E Day talk that never happened due to the lockdown

May meeting was to be a talk on WW11, Market Rasen and VE Day. Front page of 12th May 1945 MRMUnfortunately, it and the exhibition in the OPS has been cancelled due to the lockdown. The talk was on WW11, … Continue reading

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