Tour updated for Remembrance

Market Rasen Virtual Heritage Tour EMN-151027-143752001
Market Rasen Virtual Heritage Tour EMN-151027-143752001

Market Rasen’s award-winning virtual heritage tour is being updated in time for Remembrance Sunday, November 8.

The tour now has four new World War I stories telling how men from the town heeded the call to arms in the First World War.

Some made the ultimate sacrifice, others suffered hardship as prisoners of war or demonstrated bravery under fire, but returned physically unharmed.

Rase Heritage Society has worked closely with Sara Scott, past chairman of MR BIG, to develop the additions to the tour.

The original tour has already been recognised by a prestigious award from Lincolnshire Heritage, as well as winning the Flora Murray Award from the Society for Lincolnshire Heritage and Archeology.

The stories have been researched by members of the Heritage Society using old Rasen Mail newspapers and digital sources, plus generous help from family members, providing valuable context regarding the townsmen who acted so selflessly.

The tour includes photographs from the time and video clips to bring the tales to life, narrated by Ted Brown, whose grandfather, Jack Brown is one of the men whose story is told.

Jack is also the mason who carved the names onto the town’s War Memorial.

The tour can be accessed via the internet from the comfort of your own home by visiting - or by scanning the QR code with your tablet or mobile from one of a number of distinctive green and white plaques around our the town centre.

Walking between the plaques signposting the four World War I stories - King Street, Union Street, Chapel Street and Jameson Bridge Street - takes approximately 10 minutes.

However, a further 10 stories representing Rasen through the ages, both places and people, are also available from the original tour.

The stories were originally voted for by Rasen Mail readers and can be followed by a further 30 minute walk, beginning and ending in the Market Place.

Tour leaflets are available from the tourist information in Jossals, Market Rasen Library and Rasen Hub.