Heritage plans

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In June 2016, Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre and the Rase Heritage Society are planning an exhibition about the traders, shopkeepers and businesses of both Caistor and Market Rasen.

There is a host of historical material relating to this subject, demonstrating the multitude of trades that market towns of this size supported in days gone by as part of their daily lives.

There was no need to get the car out to go to a shopping centre in the late 19th or early 20th centuries.

Joiners were also undertakers; painters and decorators would varnish your woodwork; butchers, bootmakers and bakers existed in every town, with more than one supplier from which to choose.

The lives of townspeople were self-contained, and families traded for several generations in their chosen occupation.

This way of life was retained until well into the 1950s and 60s.

Anyone with any artefacts, photographs or paperwork from those times, which could be used in this event, is asked to call on 01472 851605.