Council election was no contest

Nostalgia 24-08-11 - 1956
Nostalgia 24-08-11 - 1956

Back in the summer of 1956, these young Brownies, pictured above, had a great time at the annual revels.

The picture shows just some of the many girls who came from across the Mid-Lindsey area to take part in the fun event held at Market Rasen’s De Aston School.

Nostalgia 24-08-11 - 1956

Nostalgia 24-08-11 - 1956

l There was no contest for Market Rasen in the local Urban Council election 55 years ago.

When nominations closed, it was announced that five candidates had come forward for the five vacancies.

Returning to serve were company’s representative Bernard Atkin, service representative Alan Raymond Farrow, teacher John Wardle Houlton and retired garage proprietor George Robert Spencer.

The new councillor was retired baker and confectioner and leading local Methodist Arthur Fenton Sharp, who replaced Mr H J Clayton MP.

l Two local Young Farmers reached the finals of the National Beef Judging Contest.

It was the first time Lindsey County federation of Young Farmers had been represented at this level.

The successful competitors who went forward to the national finals in Cardiff were Leslie Wilson from Walesby, a member of Market Rasen YFC, and John Loversidge from Epworth, a member of South Axholme YFC..

l And finally......

Tealby resident Geoffrey Harmsworth presented a gift to Lincoln Cathedral.

The Mail reported Mr Harmsworth returned to Lincoln Cathedral what was described as a fascinating alabaster relic in the form of a tomb seal.

It was said the seal formed part of a wall tablet in memory of Othewell Hill, Chancellor of the Cathedral in the days of Charles I.