Take a step 
into the past

BOTH Market Rasen and Caistor are taking part in this weekend’s Heritage Open Days, with historical walks on offer.

In Caistor, two free guided walks are planned for both Saturday and Sunday, giving the chance to discover workshops, mills and a variety of industries which made the town a thriving centre in northern Lincolnshire.

Chairs, clocks and Caistor trades begins at 10am, finishing around 11.30am.

The 2pm walk, set to finish around 4pm, is a trail through the town, with the chance to see a secret stairway, walk down Lucy’s Lane and God’s Acre and go past the Roman wall to a thriving , but historic, grammar school.

The meeting point for all four walks is the Lion Pump in the market place, and those wanting to join in can just turn up on the day.

Rase Heritage Society lead the Sunday guided walks in Market Rasen, which coincide with the station open day event.

Pre-booking is essential for these walks, which start at 11am, 12 noon and 2pm from the station and travel through the town reflecting on past trades and the buildings that housed them.

Call Hazel Barnard on 01673 843108 to book your place.

Rase Heritage Society is also hoping traders in the town may be able to decorate their windows to tie in with this year’s Heritage Weekend theme of trades and transport, to give visitors to the town an additional interest.