This project has been a collaboration between many people, companies and organisations. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to the following for their part in making this happen:
The National Lottery (through The Heritage Lottery Fund) for ‘All Our Stories’ funding.
Market Rasen Business Improvement Group (MR BIG) for project management and administration.
The Rase Heritage Society for research, picture assets and help in production, specifically:
- Hazel Barnard
- Brenda Overton
- Mal Jones
- Brian Ward
- Caroline Foster
The Market Rasen Mail for use of photographs and newspapers from their collection.
Graphic design students Helen Finlinson, Danielle Cowell and James Robins at the University of Lincoln, for branding work.
Brandthing for creative direction.
Push Creativity for photography, video production, 360 imagery, voice recordings and project management of the website.
Root Studio for website design and development.
The people of Market Rasen who took the time to vote for the final 10 stories on this site.
HERITAGE TOUR PLAQUE HOLDERS
St Thomas' Church - Karen Morrison - Church Warden
Dr Conolly - Mr Parrot
Railway - Station Adoption Group
Magistrates - Market Rasen Town Council
Cottage Hospital - Maria Pemberton
Storr Murder - The Red Lion Public House
Tennyson - Hamilton Place, Lindum Group
Races & Pubs - Advocate Arms Public House
Corn Exchange - Perkins George Mawer Estate Agents
Market Place - Newland House, Lindum Group
VIDEOS AND AUDIO STORIES
Cottage Hospital Interview : Dr Parry, retired Market Rasen GP
Dr Conolly: Harold Bates
Magistrate’s Court: The Limelight Players: Ann Forward (Mabel), Alice Hare (Eliza) and Ron Forward (Narrator)
Market Place Commentary : Sara Scott, chair of MR BIG
Railway Station Commentary: Brian Ward, local historian
Storr Murder - Sadie Richardson (Maid), David Montague (Storr), Ron Forward (Narrator)
Staff at Market Rasen library
Staff at Lincolnshire Archives and Lincoln library
Wolds Women of Influence credits - 2022
The Wolds Women of Influence Exhibition was first staged at Market Rasen’s Old Police Station in the summer of 2018 to mark a 100 years’ of democracy for women.
The new stories added to this website in 2021 are based on that real-world exhibition, which proved highly successful. In 2019 the exhibition toured (with a supporting talk) at Woodhall Spa Museum, Spilsby Franklin Hall and the Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, in addition to the original exhibition and talks at Market Rasen Old Police Station. All these events had a brilliant reception and interest from a wide range of people. We are delighted that the Market Rasen Heritage Tour website is giving these stories a new home and giving visitors another reason to come to Market Rasen and explore its heritage by finding the plaques about town.
We are grateful to Lincolnshire County Council’s Community Collaboration Fund which has supported this latest development of the Wolds Women of Influence Exhibition.
We hope you enjoy the stories and that it inspires you to begin researching your own local Women of Influence.
There are many individuals and organisation we wish to acknowledge
Wolds Women of Influence Curators and Researchers:
Members of the Lincoln Branch of the Fawcett Society
Dr Caroline Mogg, Independent Women’s Historian
Angela Wilson, Volunteer Local History Researcher
Beka Smith, Freelance Researcher
Nicola Marshall, Freelance Project Manager
Angela Montague (Push Creativity) Project Manager
Ashley Taylor (Push Creativity) Photographer and Videographer
Lea Chapman (Root Studio) Web Developer
Vicky Duran (Duran Creative) Graphic Design
Market Rasen Town Council, who have generously supported the exhibition since its inception and continues to support it on its journey around the Lincolnshire Wolds and further afield.
Market Rasen Community Partnership for their help in organising permissions for the trail plaques
Cllr Stephen Bunney for his support as a Town, District and County Councillor throughout the lifetime of this project
The Fawcett Society, who contributed their display about Jessie Boucherett which was staged at North Willingham Church in 2016 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Fawcett Society.
The Rase Heritage Society (notably Mal Jones and Caroline Foster) and the Market Rasen Hub who helped with local research and administration.
Futures for Women and Dr Ann Bridger who gave their assistance and support at the original Fawcett Society Exhibition at North Willingham in 2016, the Wolds Women of Influence Exhibition in 2018 and ongoing Wolds Women of Influence Tour.
Market Rasen Library and Staff for their continual support and assistance.
Market Rasen Mail, notably Dianne Tuckett, for use of their archives and for promotion of the project.
North Willingham St Thomas’s Church Parochial Church Council, Mr Doug Cullen (Churchwarden), the church parishioners and the residents of North Willingham for their original assistance and support of the Fawcett Society Exhibition at North Willingham in 2016, the Wolds Women of Influence Exhibition in 2018 and ongoing Wolds Women of Influence Tour.
Caistor Heritage Trust.
Louisa Boucherett and the Workhouse Children Video & Competition
Script by Angela Montague drawing from an original story created by Dr Caroline Mogg for the Wolds Women of Influence Exhibition in 2018, based on Dr Mogg’s own original PhD research.
Angela Montague and Ashley Taylor (video production), Gail Dennis (volunteer actor), David Montague (volunteer narrator), Nicola Marshall (wardrobe).
Market Rasen Hub and Market Rasen Town Council for use of the Old Magistrate’s Court as the filming location.
Market Rasen Community Partnership and the Market Rasen Mail for holding the ‘Lend Your Faces’ competition to find Lincolnshire children to represent the workhouse children in the video, with credit to Angela Montague for the concept.
Special thanks go to the Lincolnshire children won the competition and appear in the video: Joe James (15), Millie South (10), Ethan Coulwill (9), Georgia Twigg (12), Drew Owen Wilson (10), Madeleine Allan (13), Harry Cook (15), Emily Porter (10), Peter Boryszczuk (12) and Rosa Robinson (9).
We would also like to acknowledge Louisa Boucherett herself and the original workhouse children: Jane Hustle (13), Ellen Bussel (11), Emily Phillips (11), Louisa Charlotte Phillips (9), Cecilia (11), George Carr (11), William Carr (13), Samuel Ensor (nine), Thomas Russel (12), William French (16).
You can read more about the ‘Lend Your Faces’ competition here:
Mrs Caroline Smith - The former White Hart Hotel (now private flats) - Proprietor
Mrs Charlotte Bond - 11 King Street - Proprietor
Mrs Winifred Gledhill - Festival Hall – Market Rasen Town Council
Mrs Alda Blount Nettleship - Library - Lincolnshire County Council
Miss Marjorie Myers – Alberts – Della Medley
Boucherett Sisters – Green Gym – Market Rasen Town Council
Boucherett Sisters – Willingham Woods Kiosk – Beth Hutchinson & The Forestry Commission
Boucherett Sisters - North Willingham Parish Noticeboard, North Willingham - North Willingham Parish Meeting and Mr Doug Cullen, Chairman.
Photography and Illustrations
Imagery credits are given separately on each page. Every attempt has been made to credit the sources of images used in this project, if you feel a credit is incorrect or missing, please let us know via the contact form.
For full details, credits and attributions relating to images in the Louisa Boucherett video, please visit: https://bit.ly/boucherett