Time to bring you the review of the year

Helen Martin, community liaison representative for Market Rasen Co-op, made a presentation to John Bennett and Liz Margrave of West Rasen Heritage Centre and Viillage Hall EMN-141216-090221001
Helen Martin, community liaison representative for Market Rasen Co-op, made a presentation to John Bennett and Liz Margrave of West Rasen Heritage Centre and Viillage Hall EMN-141216-090221001
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As we see in the New Year, The Rasen Mail takes a step back in time to look at just some of the stories that hit the headlines over the past 12 months.

So what better place to start than January.

New Year’s Day was definitely one for the ducks - which is just as well as it was the annual Middle Rasen duck race.

And as always the crowds braved the wind and rain to take part.

National league tables showed Lincolnshire’s secondary schools continue to outstrip national averages for GCSEs.

And leading the way in this area with another record-breaking year was Caistor Grammar School.

The school was one of three in the county to see 100 per cent of its students gaining the gold standard’ measure of 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths at GCSE, but it was the only one to achieve this for the fifth year running.

Plans to get Market Rasen’s station building listed as a community asset were thwarted after campaigners were told it did not qualify.

The building remained on the open market and was later bought by the Lindum Group.

It was a good start to the year for West Rasen Heritage Centre and Village Hall who benefitted from Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Champion scheme to the tune of £529.

Celebrating too was the Broadbent Theatre, who were voted Best Local Theatre in the East Midlands by Netmums.

And for one Rasen resident there were 100 reasons to celebrate.

On her 90th birthday, Annie Squires said she wanted to be around to get her card from the Queen - and she was.

She marked the occasion with a party for family and friends.

Sadly Annie died later in the year.