Market Harborough – Thursday 10th September 2020

Our next destination was Market Harborough, a market town in Leicestershire.  The town is very picturesque, and one of the loveliest buildings is the Old Grammar school, which is fairly unusual in that it is was built on stilts so that the butter market could be accommodated underneath.  The Waterstones is located in a large building that was possibly built in the 1930s.  I bought a copy of Tim Waterstones’ autobiography here!

Market Harborough map

The Old Grammar School

Market Harborough was also the site of R & W H Symington & Co Ltd’s factory which made corsets in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  The building is now council offices and also houses a museum and the town’s library.