Launched at the end of last year, the Market Rasen Virtual Heritage Tour represents a collaboration of many groups and individuals, and it attracted funding from both the National Lottery and the Heritage Lottery fund. The tour is accessible from your computer at home or from smart phones or tablets while walking around the town. There are voiceovers and videos from 10 historical and architectural highlights around the town included in the tour.
Taking about 30 minutes to complete, it has been publicized in the local press, leaflets and posters around the town, and has awakened an interest in the history of Market Rasen. Mr BIG did the project management and administration for the project, Rase Heritage society did the research, sourced pictures and gave help in production. Some of those involved from the Heritage Society were Hazel Barnard, Brenda Overton, Mal Jones, Brian Ward and Caroline Foster.
The Market Rasen mail suppied photographs and newspapers from their collection. Brandthing, Push Creativity and Root Studio were involved in the creative direction, design, and website development, and students from Lincoln College developed the look and feel of the site and the literature associated with the project.
The final 10 stories were voted for by the people of Market Rasen. Click this link if reading this on a screen or scan the QR code on the displays with your smart phone. You can start the tour at any point in the real world or virtually, from the comfort of your chair!
Speaking to the Market Rasen Mail, Hazel Barnard, one of the researchers, said: “This has been a great opportunity for Rase Heritage Society to delve into archives, photographs and family histories to find Market Rasen’s past stories. We hope that visitors and residents alike enjoy their trips into our past.”