Spate of UFO sightings

Nostalgia 19-09-12
Nostalgia 19-09-12

THERE was a big welcome to Market Rasen for the town’s new vicar this week in 1978.

The Rev Albert Searle-Barnes was formally instituted and inducted at a ceremony in St Thomas’s Church by the Right Rev Gerald Colin, Bishop of Grimsby, and the Archdeacon of Stow, the Ven David Scott.

Other news making the pages of the Market Rasen Mail 35 years ago:

A Holton le Moor man told the Mail of a strange occurrence while travelling home from Laceby one evening.

Geoff Fawcett said he saw a very bright green light coming down through the sky at great speed.

A little later, he saw an object in the sky, which at first he thought was a Vulcan plane, but there were too many lights on the underside.

This was the latest of a spate of UFO sightings in the Caistor and Wragby areas reported to the paper.

More than 200 cubs packed into Market Rasen racecourse for a camp organised by county commissioner Joyce Holgate.

Pictured right are members of the Market Rasen packs and leaders Jose Grayson, Janet Corden, Andrew Bullimore, James Lucas, Richard Johnson, Benjamin Dixon, Mark Goulsbra, Daryl Perkins and Celia Sawyer.

l Market Rasen WRVS Good Companions Club celebrated their 30th anniversary with a tea party in the Festival Hall.

A special cake was cut by the club’s oldest members Mrs Gooding.

When Market Rasen Churchmen met the Churchboys on De Aston cricket field there was quite a spirit of generational rivalry.

The senior team managed a score of 131 in their 30 overs, but the lads scraped dangerously near, only 15 runs short of a win.

And finally.........