Nostalgia: Santa comes to Rasen

Nostalgia: 1959 EMN-171219-113129001
Nostalgia: 1959 EMN-171219-113129001

This Christmas Eve, Father Christmas will be making a visit to Market Rasen Market Place.

This image from the Market Rasen Mail of 1959 shows just what a town tradition this is.

Almost 60 years ago, 250 children turned out to see the man in red and get a small gift ahead of Christmas Day.

In return, the report of the event says, Father Christmas was presented with a gift of three shillings from some of the children who had gathered to see him.