Kew family helps Rasen to blossom

A picture from Market Rasen Station's past EMN-150420-131244001
A picture from Market Rasen Station's past EMN-150420-131244001

The daughters of Market Rasen’s last Station Master, Rex Kew, supported by family members, have sponsored a flower planter on the station’s Lincoln/Newark platform in memory of their brother, Richard L Kew, who passed away in 2013.

Having started his career as a booking clerk with the Great North Railway Company in 1919, Rex and his family moved to his final position at Market Rasen in 1952, until 1966.

And his daughters remember the station was always busy with personnel from local RAF stations collecting supplies and on Race Day the race horses would arrive by train.

The station lorry drivers were also kept busy bringing in produce from local farms to be transported by rail each day.

Not forgetting the trucks of coal, coke and anthracite arriving each week, which these same drivers would deliver to the households of Market Rasen and outlying villages and farms.

On his retirement, Rex and Doris moved to Willingham Road and he died in 1981 aged 78.

So, to complete the story, can anyone help name the people in this photograph?

Rex Kew is on the back row, second from left, and Alf Donner (Porter), is on the front row in the centre - but who are the other people?

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