Rasen author’s look back at the way we were

Tony Trevor with his books
Tony Trevor with his books

Tony Trevor grew up in 1950s Middle Rasen and the 68-year-old ex-postman says where he lives now, used to be all fields.

Such is the change of life even in small Lincolnshire villages like Middle Rasen.

“How the River Flows” recalls this growing up, including going to primary school and what people did for entertainment.

Tony produced the book last year and already it has been a steady seller in some Market Rasen shops, including ‘Something Special.’

The book followed his first work, “A Working Life” about his career as a postman, which was just written for the family and not put on sale.

Tony is married to Caroline, whom he married in Nettleham. They have two grown-up children David and Karen.

“I’m a lifetime reader. What am I going to do for retirement,” he once asked himself, a question whose answer was his first book.

“When I completed this, I got the bug for writing,” Tony explained.

This gave him the idea for “When the River Flows” in which he had much support from Rasen residents putting it together.

Though a Middle Rasenite, Market Rasen gets a mention too.

“I went to visit the cinema with my father. It was on the corner of the Market Place where the March Hare is now. That building was also the old Town Hall,” Tony recalled.

“At the moment, I’m researching the history of Market Rasen Secondary Modern, which is where the Primary School is today,” he added.

Anyone who can help Tony with his latest work can ring him on 01673-844108.