What happened this day in history: December 13

1577 - Francis Drake set out from Plymouth in ‘The Golden Hind’, on his journey around the world.

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Wragby Rainbows celebrate St Andrew

Wragby Rainbows celebrated St Andrew’s Day last week and it was a very successful event.

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Nostalgia: Memorial dedication at Wickenby

Cheers and waving from a 600-strong crowd signalled the arrival of the country’s last operational Lancaster bomber as it flew low over Wickenby airfield in 1981.

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What happened this day in history: December 6

1492 - Columbus discovered Hispaniola, now know as Haiti and the Dominican Republic.


Video: Woodhall Spa Santa Dash

Hundreds of Santas were on the starting blocks for the Santa Dash
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Life-saving training at Binbrook

Free drop-in training sessions to get the basics of life-saving CPR were on offer in Binbrook Village Hall recently.

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Nostalgia: Caistor cross country

Making the front page of the Market Rasen Mail thirty years ago were this quartet of youngsters.

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Delve deep into the history of mines in Rasen

The development, growth and closure of mines between Caistor and Market Rasen is the focus for a new book being launched this week.

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What happened this day in history: November 29

1781 - The crew of the British slave ship Zong murdered 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.

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Ragged time for Binbrook WI

Binbrook & District WI got hands on with rag wreaths at their November meeting.

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Nostalgia: Wednesday team

Most people have heard of Sheffield Wednesday, but who recalls Caistor Wednesday?

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Nostalgia: Retirement of town doctor

Back on 1979, the Rasen Mail reported on the retirement of town doctor Harold Scott.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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What happened this day in history: November 22

1718 - British pirate Edward Teach (Blackbeard) was killed in battle with a boarding party, led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.

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Nostalgia: Footballers fight against drop zone

Back in 1977, Market Rasen Town footballers were looking to pick up some points to draw away from the Lincolnshire League Premier Division relegation zone.

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Nostalgia: Bazaar time for Caistor Catholics

It is that time of year again when the round of seasonal fairs take place across the area.

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What happened this day in history - November 15

1492 - Christopher Columbus’s notes first recorded reference to tobacco.

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Nostalgia: Rejects take Old Timers title

Graham Taylor’s Rejects is hardly a team name to inspire the majority.

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Nostalgia: Town band leads Rasen Remembrance parade

Leading the Armistice Day parade in Market Rasen 50 years ago was the town band - a custom which will be repeated this Sunday.

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Wandering minstrel entertains WI at Nettleton

Nettleton village hall was full of WI members, together with a small scattering of husbands, to hear Elizabethan minstrel Dante Ferrara, who strolled in wearing full Elizabethan costume and playing a Hurdy Gurdy.

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