Review of 2013: August

Equestrian star Alexander Bowman with his rosettes, cups and plaques recently won.  (Lin)
Equestrian star Alexander Bowman with his rosettes, cups and plaques recently won. (Lin)

Superstar DJ and Radio 1 star Scott Mills came to Rock Rasen Racecourse in August as thousands flocked to town.

Meanwhile the schools were out for summer 
and A-Level students 
were tearing up the record books.

Youngsters at Caistor Grammar School again smashed school records and cemented the campuses place at the top of the Lincolnshire School league tables.

De Aston School headteacher Ellenor Beighton was also 
delighted to be able to congratulate top grades in Market Rasen.

In West Rasen a brave pensioner confronted an intruder attempting to climb through her bedroom window.

The woman, who did not want the Rasen Mail to print her name, told 
the newspaper she was shocked by the incident, but felt she was lucky to have disturbed him and thought it could have been a lot worse.

There was great 
news for Caistor’s Alexander Bowman, who became the first English rider to win the Irish International Tetrathlon Championship.

It had been a good year for the 21-year-old. There had been four Tetrathlon events and he had won three and was reserve Champion in the fourth.

The family of Mary Scott, the Market Rasen Pensioner who went missing and died in January, announced they were launching a Memory Walk in the town to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The walk also aimed to raise awareness of the disease and mental health problems.

Meanwhile the family of James Thompson paid tribute to a “loving family man after he was killed in a collision between a car 
and two tractors in Howsham.

And the Market Rasen Mail launched its search for the district Cutest Kid of 2013.