News & Events

Our recent news follows the events programme below

Our events and meetings are open to all, please come along and join us. These are held in Market Rasen Library in Mill Road and start at 7.30 pm, unless otherwise stated. Guests are always welcome, but a small donation of £3 is requested for all meetings except our General ones.

RHS Programme 2019 will be added shortly



The latest News is on the Home page. Listed below is the recent news that  appeared initially on the home page.

The Society’s AGM

There was an open invitation to all to join the RHS members on Thursday 6th September  at the Library 7.30pm for the Rase Heritage Society AGM. This was followed by a photographic slideshow and refreshments.

Trip to Woodhall Spa on 5th July

Rase Heritage Society members and friends enjoyed a delightful day in Woodhall Spa. The Cottage Museum staff welcomed us with homemade cake and tea, then we went on tour of the village lead by Marjorie Sergeant. We returned to The Cottage Museum and spent an hour looking at the interesting displays. After lunch some of the Group visited the Kinema in the Woods.

Photographs of the trip by Dianne Tuckett.

Members at the Dambuster Memorial

‘How I settled in Market Rasen’

Joe Willish gave Rase Heritage Society Members and Visitors an emotional and interesting talk on his life just after WW11.

Joe had been a P.O.W and was sent to Lincoln, later Market Rasen to work. He spoke of his worries for his future as a Displaced Person. More information in his book available in Market Rasen Library,

Co-Op Community Champions

Rase Heritage Society were Co-Op Community Champions in the Autumn of 2017. The Trustees and members of the Society would like to thank all the Co-Op members for supporting them. The money raised will be used to produce an Exhibition on WW1 for Peace Day event in 2019. More details in 2019.

Tesco Bags for Help

Rase Heritage Society members would like to thank the Market Rasen shoppers voted for them in Tesco Bags for Help. The money will be used to update the Society’s IT equipment.

RHS Members  welcomed Alan Dennis from Caistor to discuss “How Caistor and Market Rasen are linked in history“.

On 5th April, Alan Dennis entertained RHS members and Visitors to an interesting talk on how Market Rasen and Caistor were linked thorough history-crime, transport, and culture.

RHS Member Ted Brown gave us an interesting talk on his family of Stonemasons.

On 1st February, Ted Brown explained how his Grandfather John G (Jack)  Brown came to live in Market Rasen. He was a stone mason, working for Scupham and son. One of his jobs was to sink, with lead, the names of the men from Market Rasen who died during the Great War on the Town War memorial. He had been a soldier, and was the first POW to return home.

His son George,  was also a stonemason and after WW11 he added more names to the Town Memorial.

Ted learnt the basics of stone masonry but  left home to join the RAF and  fly Vulcans.

RHS Exhibition on WW1 was displayed in Library and Rasen Hub, during November. 

Rase Heritage Society researched the men, from Market Rasen and surrounding villages, who died in 1917. This research located the pictures and stories in order to produce the exhibition that was on display in the Market Rasen Library, giving a brief history of the men’s life and service.

In the Hub, there was a display of daily life in Market Rasen during 1917. The Market Rasen Mail continued to report during the war and the society used extracts from the newspapers to show how the war effected the ones left at home. 

For more information see World War One under Our Heritage-Conflicts

Our talk on the Market Rasen Mail

A Linotype operator working on the Market Rasen Mail

Local reporter Dianne Tuckett gave the Society a very interesting talk on the history of the Market Rasen Mail.

From humble beginnings in 1856, thorough two World Wars, changes in printing and ownership. The only thing which remained the same was the comments from the readers about the adverts – too many, but that’s what pays the rent!

Dianne also explained how today’s newspaper was composed and printed.