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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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Methodism in Market Rasen

Member Ann Lillywhite gave us a very informative talk supported by photographs of the various chapels in and around the town on the history of Methodism on the evening of 1st August. This was well supported by members and guests, … Continue reading

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Our visit to International Bomber Command Centre at Canwick on 4th July

Our trip to International Bomber Command Centre at Canwick was in glorious sunshine and our guide Phil gave us an excellent tour highlighting the history of bomber command and its missions, he also told us about the long journey to … Continue reading

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A great evening at the Racecourse

Our thanks go to Sue Lucas for a very informative and fun visit to the racecourse on 2nd May, we learnt lots about the history of the racecourse and also got to see the usually off limits places like the … Continue reading

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RHS Goes to the Old Railway Station

February 7th Evening visit to the Old Railway Station “The Old Railway Station is fully restored and full of History” that is what it says on the leaflet, so members of Rase Heritage Society went to check it out. The … Continue reading

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Widow Smith came calling – December 2018

On Thursday 6th December 2018 the Society was visited by Widow Smith who came to tell us how things were in Market Rasen back in 1818.  Widow Smith had fallen on hard times following the death of her husband, William, … Continue reading

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