Window into Rasen’s past

Rase Heritage chairman Hazel Barnard with some of the items displayed in the new heriatge window
Rase Heritage chairman Hazel Barnard with some of the items displayed in the new heriatge window

A WINDOW on the past has been created to show just some of the collection accumulated by the Rase Heritage Society.

And one of the star attractions is the mangle made by Market Rasen firm Coates, which has been lovingly restored by Chris Lee, a conservator from the University of Lincoln conservation department.

“The mangle has created a lot of interest already, including two offers to buy it” said Hazel Barnard, chairman of Rase Heritage Society.

“But it is not for sale.”

The display window is located at the Rhodes Service Department in Oxford Street and the items will be altered and added to as time goes on.

“We are very grateful to Rhodes Electrical for allowing us to use the window,” added Hazel.

“It is wonderful to have somewhere to display our larger items.”

The society also has a number of other display areas around Market Rasen - a themed medical display in the doctors’ surgery, a display case in Jossals, a small artefacts case in the district council office next to the Festival Hall and a window at The Hub, which is regularly changed.

The society is now working towards a joint project with the Station Adoption Group to print the History of the Station, written by Brian Ward, a member of both groups.

They are also looking to a joint open day in September as part of the Heritage Weekend.