Programme Report 2017

February meeting in the Library Dressing a Knight

February 2nd , Terry Brighton, local Historian and colleague of the RHS for many years will speak on the Lincoln Knights Trail that opens in May. This follows Lincoln’s successful Baron’s Trail held last year that pulled in many visitors – and lots of ‘selfies’ alongside the individual Baron of choice. Terry will also talk about Market Rasen’s own Knight, giving the whole evening a good local interest. He will then hand over to a Royal Armouries historical interpreter. Members and guests will then see the Royal Armouries historical interpreter ‘dress’ himself with the fourteen pieces of armour that make up a full suit. He will also explain the use of each part as he ‘dresses’.The interpreter will then go on to carry out a demonstration of medieval weapons, how they are used and their specific purpose of each one. It may be time to cover your ears with some of the detail in this section. He will then go on to a handling session of both weapons and armour.

Terry dressing the Knight (his son)

April Outing to Grimsby

RHS members visited the Grimsby Town Hall and Time Trap. RHS members and guests were given a tour of the Town Hall, they then were visited the Time Trap which is in the former Police cells. It was a very interesting visit. The Time Trap is great but there are a lot of stairs. Highly recommended.

May meeting in the Library Lincoln Cathedral

RHS member David Oliver is a guide at Lincoln Cathedral, he gave an interesting talk on how he became a guide and the highlights of the guide. Also there was a short slideshow on the Lincoln Cathedral Roof tour.

On 6th July the Society had a talk on herbs

‘Cherbs Herbal’ Talk – Herbs used for healing thorough the ages

Cindy Teague gave an interesting talk on how herbs and plants have been used since the beginning of time. Several members tried some herbal remedies. Did you know that King Henry V111 was interested in medicine, he established the Royal College of Physicians on 23 September 1518. He also granted a royal charter to the ‘United Company of Barber Surgeons’ which placed physicians firmly at the top of the profession, in 1540. It was recorded that he tried to cure himself with herbs from his garden. The ulcers on his leg.

October meeting in the Library A 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.

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

December meeting in the Library

The RHS members each gave a short presentation on Christmas Past, stories from their childhood and local history, followed by refreshments.