Archives - A wonderful insight to 1918

Thanks to Rase Heritage Group and Market Rasen Mail, we spent a fascinating morning browsing the vintage WW1 issues, seeking village events.

For example, from the 1918 collection “On Easter Monday, a very successful social was held in the Moot Hall commencing shortly after 7pm.

The musical part of the programme comprised of songs, violin solos and recitations, given by a party of friends from Nettleton. and each item was heartily applauded.

The refreshments stall was soon “sold out”. Hat trimming, candle lighting, quoits and other competitions besides games enlivened the proceedings. No charge was made for admission, and the Hall was crowded. Proceeds realised £3.6s.7d”.

Does anyone know how to run a “candle lighting” competition?

Megs and Barry

Graham-Rack,

Holton le Moo