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.
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.
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.