Christmas in Market Rasen

  1. 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.
Christmas card by ASH BUCKINGHAM

The town’s Christmas tree never looked like the painting above! Market Rasen Children’s Christmas Tree Fund has been fund raising and providing a Christmas since the 1950s.

Market Rasen Mail 2018

Market Rasen & District Lions have been providing the Sleigh for Santa’s visits around town. Market Rasen Mail 2018

The Salvation Army provides free Christmas lunch to anyone who needs help. This year it will be a takeaway service.

The Rotary Shoebox Appeal with Market Rasen Mail was launched in 1994. Thousands of boxes of goodies have been shipped to Eastern Europe-orphanages, hospitals, women’s refuges and hostels for the elderly. But not in 2020.

Boxing Day Racing has been changed this year to 30th December. The meet draws thousands of visitors in a normal year.

Carol services and concerts have also been cancelled. In the Past there have been many concerts in town.

1913, Market Rasen Choral Society in 33rd season. December 11th in the Town Hall sang Handel’s Oratorio Samson. Tickets 2/6 & 1/-.

2016, Market Rasen and District Choral Society “A Christmas Wassail”

1914, Report in the Market Rasen Mail – Market Rasen Brewery Company comments on the new taxation on BEER.

1918, November 30th Market Rasen Mail reported that Private J Brown is home, he had been a POW and was the first to return home in time for Christmas.

1922, the Market Rasen Amateur Orchestral Society’s Grand concert was in  January.

1932, Market Rasen Amateur Dramatic Society presented at the Town Hall Cinema for 3 nights- “The Middle Watch”

1935, the postponed Christmas Fat Stock Show.

1943, The Church Army Fellowship of War Workers entertained 70 men and   women to a Christmas Party.

1944, Advert for shopping Rasen.

1950’s The Pig Club dinner at the Greyhound. Locals formed Pig Clubs to help  with rearing and costs. Then they shared the meat. The club is listed in the 1900 Kelly’s directory.

1966, Market Rasen Band was reformed after 25 years. It had been called different names in the past, staring in 1880s. more information and  photographs see their website.

1970, Market Rasen Amateur Dramatic Society presented a comedy by Arthur Lovegrove called “Goodnight Mrs Puffin” at the Modern School.

1987, The first concert on 16th December was of “Christmas Music”- Market Rasen and District Choral Society, new name.

2016, Market Rasen and District Choral Society “A Christmas Wassail”

More information on the concerts and plays under Sport and Recreational clubs and Societies.

Market Rasen Choral Society

Market Rasen & District Choral Society

Market Rasen Band

Market Rasen Amateur Dramatic Society

Market Rasen Amateur Operatic Society

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