Review of the Year Part 4: Lancaster crash crew honoured 70 years on

Steve Smith and Glen Chambers ploughed up the cash for R.A.B.I. with their 24-hour ploughathon EMN-141218-162254001
Steve Smith and Glen Chambers ploughed up the cash for R.A.B.I. with their 24-hour ploughathon EMN-141218-162254001
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Plans for what would be the biggest solar farm in the UK were given the go-ahead back in April on land at the former RAF Faldingworth.

But local councillors said the project would destroy 300 acres of prime farmland and raised concerns England could be left with a choice of “heat or eat”.

Town MP Sir Edward Leigh had the honour of opening a new play area at Osgodby - but then he faced a grilling as the children held their own question time.

Also in the spotlight was Rasen inventor Andrew Morrison.

He was one of five entrepreneurs featured on the popular daytime show ‘This Morning’ .

And his product - Beach Bag Plus - seemed to impress presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

A touching tribute was paid to victims of a wartime plane crash, almost 70 years to the day.

A commemorative service was held at Airfield Farm in Caistor, near to where the fatal crash happened.

And they placed a plaque to remember the eight men and one woman killed when Lancaster R5672 fell from the skies.

Tributes were also paid to a Market Rasen pensioner who died after falling into a stream.

Church Mill resident Vincent Sherliker fell around eight feet down a grass bank into an offshoot of the River Rase which flows through the complex.

Caistor couple Keith and Lynda Tyler clocked up the miles for charity after completing the Paris and London marathons.

And after input by around 1,000 people Rasen was finally put in the picture.

A legacy of the 2013 Plank Festival, Market Rasen’s Big Picture took more than a year to complete and went on display in the Mill Road surgery.