Trades in Market Rasen
Butcher, Baker and Candle stick maker
Market Rasen was and is a Market Town, since the 1800s traders have flocked to the Town to sell their wares.
Weekly markets selling live stock and provisions. Horse markets in the street. In 1850s Market Rasen businessmen were so confident in themselves that they built 2 Corn Exchanges. Later, one became a market.
Market Rasen has a hub of 7/8 miles, attracting people to the markets, fairs, entertainment- dance hall and pubs.
Travelling medical men such as opticians and dentists would come for the day.- Market Day Tuesday.
Also once a year people would travel into town for servant hiring day.
1887 Hiring Fair was reported in the Market Rasen Mail 21st May.
A very busy town
Butcher, Baker and the Candle stick maker…..
Lancaster & Sons Butchers 1892-today
Burn Brothers Bakers 1909-1945
Woffindin ironmonger Candle stick maker 1856-1907