Market Harborough
U3A Millennium Tapestry

Our tapestry panel shows the Queen Anne style station house (1885) together with a modern Main Line diesel train. Recently restored, the station building won the Ian Allen National Railway Heritage Award in 1999. The first railway through Harborough was built in 1850, other lines followed in 1857, 1859 and 1879. The main London line is the only one remaining today.

Thomas Cook (1808-1892) The inset plaque is to be found above Quaker's Yard off Adam & Eve Street. It commemorates Thomas Cook who lived and worked there from 1830 to 1 841. He organised the first railway excursion in 1841 and went on to found Thomas Cook & Son, Travel Agents.


Title Embroiderer Designer
The Railway Station Jean Barker Sheila Pendered