St John Ambulance HQ saved by supporters

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In 1992, dedicated supporters of the St John Ambulance Brigade, Coun Sydney Langford and his wife Margaret, were delighted to help secure the future of the service in Market Rasen.

Less than a year before, the management committee had to decide whether to look for a new base or raise enough money to buy the land in Waterloo Street.

With a price tag of £23,000 and just £2,000 in the bank, it was a tall order, but generosity from the local community saw them net £31,000 for the project.

A lot of the money was raised through the St John Ambulance charity shop in the town’s Market Place.