Sport Clubs listed in the 1914 Whittingham’s Compendium
Angling Club; Club House Gordon Arms Hotel
Rifle Club; Cricket Club-Market Rasen and District Club and the Thursday Team Club
Tennis Club- Willoughby Tennis Club, Elm Lea Tennis Club
Hockey Club- Willoughby Hockey Club, Elm Leas Hockey Club
Recreation and Old Boys Football Club
Recreational Club and Societies
Friendly Societies- Ancient Order of Foresters; Independent Order of Oddfellows; Sobriety Tent; International Order of Good Templars; National Deposit Friendly Society
Market Rasen & District Liberal Association; Market Rasen & District Constitutional Club
Market Rasen Choral Society; Market Rasen Amateur Operating Society, Market Rasen Town Band
Youth’s Recreation Room Club; St Thomas Change Ringers
In Kelly’s directory 1913
additional clubs listed-Market Rasen Golf Club; Market Rasen; District Tradesmen’s Association; Pig Club; Union Hunt Steeplechase
There have been many other Clubs and Societies in the town, some have continued until today, while others closed.
In the 1892 trade directory there is a Quoit Club listed.
In the 1930’s Cycling Clubs were very popular, often there would be a symbol over a building letting riders know they were welcome.
Sports events were very popular, often a Town event would end with Sports and games. The 1919 Peace Day Celebration had a very large sporting conclusion. See WW1 Peace Day for more details.