Nostalgia: Grand old men of Middle Rasen

Nostalgia: 1962 EMN-180213-081727001
Nostalgia: 1962 EMN-180213-081727001

It used to be a regular sight in our towns and villages, but men congregating in the open air to ‘put the world to rights’ seems to now be a thing of the past.

This picture from the Market Rasen Mail of 1962 shows one group of men doing just that.

Nostalgia: 1962 EMN-180215-164340001

Nostalgia: 1962 EMN-180215-164340001

They were described by the reporter of the day as ‘The Grand Old men of Middle Rasen’ and they were named as, from left, Mr S E Codd (75), Mr T Boardman (72), Mr George Marrison (75), Mr W Hyde (71), Mr Robert Johnson (84) and Mr J P Rhodes.