NOSTALGIA: When snow news was good news

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SPEEDY snow clearance from the streets of Market Rasen caught the attention of the BBC back in January 1956.

Cameramen, who had been photographing some of the deep drifts on the Wolds, paused in passing through the town to take pictures of men using mechanical equipment to remove snow which was banked up to a height of between two and three feet beside the pavements.

Queen Street and King Street were virtually swept clear of snow with a minimum of manual handling and a shuttle service of trailers took the snow to a dumping ground on Middle Rasen road, where about 200 tons of snow were deposited.

Equipment from local farms was used to supplement that of the county council.

One of the most useful machines was a manure filler from the farm of Mr Naylor at Middle Rasen.