Pressing time for historic printer

The Rasen Mail printing press
The Rasen Mail printing press

The dream of having an historic Market Rasen printing press up and running again could be over.

Since buying the former Rasen Mail press at auction back in 2009, Rase Heritage Society has been fortunate in having secure storage for it.

But now they have been told this will no longer be available.

“We had hoped the printing press would have been fully restored and have found a home within the town by now, more specifically, within the Old Police Station,” said Society Chairman Hazel Barnard.

“This has not happened and so the society will now have to make some hard decisions about its future.”

Is there an enthusiast out there who has the space for it to be stored?

“We know there are people waiting to restore it, but it needs a permanent home to make that practical,” added Mrs Barnard.

To help call 01673 843108 or email raseheritagesoc@btinternet.com