Stories from Market Rasen Mail

Starting with this one of the old cottages in the Market Place which were listed as Grade 11 buildings and then knocked down. The Churchrooms were built on the site.

2. 1974, factory- Property built by Thomas Chapman, used by Mr Glew as a warehouse. He was a Corn Merchant. In 1974, Jackson Manufacturing Ltd, closed after a few months. It was making record players but could not complete with foreign imports. Now housing.


3. 1992, end of the livestock market in Rasen. Unoriginally in the Market Place. It moved to Linwood Road in 1930s, it was held on Wednesday. The sale of cattle stopped in the 1980s-only sheep.            Last market May 1992.

            All the pubs had extension for Tuesday’s market. The King’s Head and  the White Swan had a license to open in the afternoon for many years for farmers, buyers and butchers on a Wednesday.

            In 1981, due to the decline in business at the cattle markets, the Local Magistrates decided to axe Wednesday afternoon drinking by not giving the pubs their license.

4. Ransome & Blanchard 1920-30, Bootmakers and repairers. 13 Market Place listed 1922-1934 in trade directories. 1937 Herbert Ransome only.     Both men lived in Linwood Road.

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