Health of the Town

Doctors and Surgeons

Today (August 2020), there are 5 Doctors and a team of specialized Nurses, and dispensary at the Surgery in Mill Road. It opened in 1991 and was extended in 1996.

In the trade directory of 1937 it lists the following; 3 Doctors, a Cottage Hospital and Nursing staff, a dispensary, 1 Dentist practice and 2 visiting Dentist on Tuesdays and 1 Optician who also came on Tuesdays.

1856 directory only lists the 4 Doctors. 1857 the dispensary was opened but it was 10 years later that the Cottage Hospital opened.

Chemists and Druggists

Boots the chemist arrived in Market Rasen in 1948, and still going strong. The surgery has a dispensary as well.

In the trade directory of 1937 it lists the following; 3 Chemists, back in 1856 there were 5.

Opticians

August 1945

11th August 1945 Market Rasen Mail

11th August 1945

Maxwells of Scunthorpe advert

9th September 1939

Mr C Maxwell placed an advert in the local newspapers stating that due to national Service he was unable to visit Market Rasen until further notice.

Veterinary Surgery

1898 Group photograph of the committee of the Market Rasen Horse and Dog Show; Mr T E Smith was the Secretary.

Thomas Ellrington Smith 1848-1925

1848 born Louth, christening 21.5.1848

1861 census, with father Thomas Ellrington, and siblings, mum died, in Louth

father coal, corn and manure merchant

1869 married Caroline Blanchard in Hull

1871 census, with Caroline, Lucy and groom-James Gabbetus, Crane bridge Cottage

1872 White’s directory /1876 Post Office directory-Thomas Ellrington SMITH, M.R.C.V.S.L. veterinary surgeon. Jameson Bridge Street.

1881 census, with wife Caroline, Lucy, Florence, Henry, mother-in-law Mary Blanchard, groom-William Brownlow, servant- Elizabeth Jollands

1882 White’s directory-Thomas Ellrington SMITH, M.R.C.V.S.L. veterinary surgeon. Jameson Bridge Street.

1889 Kelly’s directory-Thomas Ellrington SMITH, M.R.C.V.S.L veterinary surgeon, Jameson Bridge Street.

1891 census, with Caroline, Lucy, Florence, Henry, groom-Charles Spencer

1892, 1896, 1900 Kelly’s directory-Thomas Ellrington SMITH, Veterinary surgeon, and secretary to Market Rasen Horse and Dog Show. 2 Jameson Bridge Street.

1901 census, with Caroline, and Florence, groom-Herbert Carr, servant Sarah Ann Norton.

2 Jameson Bridge Street.