Memorial unveiled to crew

Nostalgia 22-08-12
Nostalgia 22-08-12

THIS week we take a trip back to 1950 to see what was on the pages of the Market Rasen Mail.

These pictures featured in a round up of the year’s events and as always we want to hear from you, the reader, with any memories you may have.

Here is a brief look at what was making the news 62 years ago:

l “Rasen’s footpaths have never been in a worse state than they are today” – that was the opinion of councillors at their first meeting of the year.

Rather than patching up the paths, councillors called for complete replacements - but the county surveyor was not optimistic this could be achieved with the council cuts.

l A memorial plaque was unveiled in Binbrook village church to the memory of a bomber crew of 11, who lost their lives in a crash in the south of France while engaged on routine peacetime duties.

The bomber was returning to Binbrook from the Mediterranean area when it crashed with the loss of 11 lives the men were buried near Marseilles.

l A brick shortage was hampering progress of a new 
housing estate in Caistor.

Long waiting lists meant the new development at Rawlinson Avenue was much needed, but contractors were 5,000 bricks short.

The suggestion was to reduce room heights from 8-feet to 7.

l Tealby couple, Mr and Mrs Leedham Whelpton, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the beginning of the year.

The couple recalled starting married life on 15s a week, living in a thatched cottage at the foot of Bully Hill.

l Also celebrating 50 happy years of marriage was Mr and Mrs W Drury of Sheepcote Hill Farm in North Kelsey.

The couple celebrated the event with a family party, where their one son, six daughters and 14 of their 17 grandchildren were present.

And finally, here are the entries for what was called the odds and ends column from January 7, 1950 -

l Miss Joan Marrows, daughter of Mr and Mrs A H Marrows of Caistor, is sailing on the Georgic from Liverpool next Tuesday to take up an appointment on the staff of the Methodist Ladies College at Melbourne.

l When 142 dozen beer bottles slipped off a lorry near the RAC box on Caistor Road most of them were broken.

l Mr J Dove of Middle Rasen has dressed poultry on a farm at Hackthorn at Christmas time for 50 years without a break.

l Half a dozen double yolked eggs were a prize at a Middle Rasen whist drive. They were won by Mrs G W Rowett of Market Rasen.

l Do you have any pictures from the past you would like to share with our readers?

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